Our snow piles are rapidly disappearing! In honor of seeing the ground again, I wanted to share a Spring-y card today. I stamped my checkered butterfly image in Black Brilliance ink on Neenah Classic White cardstock, then colored it with the Copic markers pictured. (The marker with the blank end is an empty marker that I filled with blender fluid and a few drops of YR31 for a soft yellow glow that is easy to blend into the background.) Before cutting it out with my Spellbinders Classic Rectangle die, I decided to make the image off-centered to leave room for a pierced trail. I used my scalloped rectangle die to cut a mat from Frosted Yellow cardstock.
For the background (and in keeping with the Cornish Heritage Farms Backgrounder Blitz), I chose two backgrounders: Paisley and Petite Pattern. I stamped these in Colorbox Rouge Fluid Chalk ink on Perfect Baby Pink cardstock, then spliced them together into one layer before adding pink ric-rac (May Arts) and Lemon Zest Satin ribbon (PaperTrey). I'm loving buttons these days and was gratified to find three in my stash that worked with my color scheme. I chose a sentiment from Thoughtful Florals, then spent 20 minutes trying to decide where to place it! In the end, I decided to treat it like a little laundry tag and put it on the side of the picture. Finally, I added some Stardust Stickles. (Does anyone else always manage to get your hand in the Stickles before they dry? If you keep an x-acto knife on your desk, you can usually scrape the offending smear right off if you work quickly. Trust me; I'm experienced in this. . .)
If you happen to go Backgrounder shopping at Ellen's store this week, be sure to enter the Promo Code CHFFun in the Promo Code area as you are checking out to receive a 10% discount on all backgrounders ordered this week. I love my CHF backgrounders! I usually order the unmounted variety and simply lay them face up on my desk to use them. My unmounted backgrounder collection has finally surpassed my wood-mounted backgrounds collection. Ease of storage and cost savings are what first drew me to the CHF backgrounders, but the quality of the stamps is what keeps me coming back. Thanks for visiting today!
Stamps: Checkered Butterfly by Lockhart; Paisley and Petite Pattern by Cornish Heritage Farms; sentiment from Thoughtful Florals by Verve Visual
Cardstock: Perfect Baby Pink and Frosted Yellow by Prism; Classic White by Neenah
Ink: Black Brilliance by Tsukineko, and Rouge Fluid Chalk by Clearsnap
Markers by Copic
Buttons by Foo-fa-la/ Autumn Leaves
Ribbon by PaperTrey Ink and May Arts