I'm here to share an extra special card. It's special for two reasons. It's going to a friend who had surgery last week. It's also special because it is a pink tribute to Leslie of Shopping Our Stash and The Crooked Stamper who passed after a valiant battle against cancer. The crafting blog community won't be quite the same without Leslie's warmth, humor, and talent.
The background was created by inking watercolor paper with Distress Ink Victorian Velvet and then heat embossing with Versamark and clear powder. In Leslie's spirit, I'll spill the beans about this background. This was background attempt #2. On the reverse side, I tried heat embossed first and inked second. I liked the results achieved by inking first and embossing second so much better. :)
Other points of note:
- The sentiment on the vellum is also heat embossed, using DI black soot.
- The butterfly was sprayed with shimmer mist.
- I played with several different embellishments -- including a white twine ribbon -- before settling on a single sequin in the top left corner.
- I used my MISTI to line the sentiment words and re-stamp to get a good coating of ink.
- I so wanted to add antennae to this little butterfly. However, I had visions of all the ways this idea could go wrong and choose to let well enough be.
It had been a couple of days since I'd hung out in the menopause room. It felt good to craft away an afternoon. :)
Some challenge blog notes: