The end of another week and it has been very wintry here in Melbourne - great for hearty soups and comfort food, but not great for the hips! I'm feeling more refreshed and alive after my first week of holiday, the healing power of sleep is wonderful. I've been out in the garden today as there are lots of leaves and seed balls still coming off my Liquid-amber tree and the end is not yet in sight (sigh). Not sure why our tree is always the last in the neighbourhood to fall; it must be too well looked after, I think.
My card today is enough to brighten up the dreariest day with candy coloured butterflies from the new 'Creative Elements' stamp set. This set will be in the new 2011/12 Idea Book and Catalogue in September and was one of the fabulous stamp sets that we got at Convention this year. Not another butterfly, I hear you say? This is a really cute butterfly stamp and it is a good size (not too big or small) and it stamps beautifully to highlight the lovely lacy pattern. This set has 7 other versatile stamps suitable for a variety of projects, which I'll give you a sneak peak of in the coming weeks.
I've used last week's versatile Clean & Simple 147 sketch for this card. I've got heaps more ideas for this one.
Here is what I came up with. Now aren't those butterflies cute?
|Stamps||Creative Elements (New in 2011/12 Catalogue), Best Yet (Retired, Hostess Set)|
|Card stock & Papers||Tempting Turquoise (Smooth & Textured), Whisper White, Pretty in Pink (Textured)|
|Ink||Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight|
|Accessories||Basic Pearls strip, White Taffeta Ribbon|
|Tools||Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die, Tasteful Trim Die Bigz XL Die (Autumn/Winter Mini), Big Shot, Circle Punches, Dimensionals|
I hope you enjoy your weekend!