Tonight I needed a couple of serious encouragement cards. For my focal image I chose a little Verve Visual Plain Jane stamp, Matthew 11: 28. One of the cards needed to be a masculine card, so I kept it fairly plain--no ribbon or pearls. I chose some Cosmo Cricket Wanted papers for the background. From it, I picked three Versamagic inks that coordinated and inked my sentiment in the three colors, then distressed it with the edge of my scissor blade. After stitching my background papers together, I added the matted sentiment along with some aged copper mini brads.
My second card was for a lady, and I still didn't use ribbon--okay, that's definitely not my norm! For it I had a butterfly embellishment set aside, one I'd found when cleaning off my desk last week. I had purchased a brass butterfly stencil a couple of years ago along with some translucent stenciling paste. I used a flexible putty knife to apply the paste through the stencil onto a transparency sheet, then ever-so-carefully lifted the stencil and sprinkled clear glitter on while the paste was still wet.
For paper on this card, I chose a couple of sheets from the 6" x 6" Basic Grey Perhaps pad because of that butterfly background on the round piece. I sanded the edges and stitched the pieces together, then stamped my focal image in Brilliance Gold and Pearlescent Crimson inks. I added three yellow pearls to the right of the image to help balance the butterfly on the lower right.
I love Julee's little Plain Janes, and I find them very useful on occasion! I hope you have a great day.