Thursday, March 3, 2011

just saying hello

just saying hello

The background on this card was a unique twist on resist embossing. You can see a video tutorial I did on this technique HERE. If you have never tried heat embossing before, I have a video tutorial on that as well. You can find that one HERE.

The butterflies were made by cutting a small piece of muslin, accordion folding it, and securing it with a mini clothespins. Kind of a fun way to make butterflies.

We are just chugging along through a crazy week in our house. Fingers crossed that the roofers are finally done. Now its just a window replacement, siding, and gutters to complete. Its amazing the damage that hail can do! thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps-Hero Arts (Antique Brocade, Truly Appreciated), Ink-Versamark Watermark, Ranger Distressing (Peeled Paint), Embossing Powder-Stampendous (Aqua), Gems-Hero Arts (Teal Gemstones), Muslin-Hancock Fabrics, Clothespins-Canvas Corp (Natural)

18 comments:

Zarah said...

Ooooh...! That is SO clever - and it looks absolutely darling!

Isha said...

Lovely card. TFS.

MicheyMoo said...

Gosh this card is stunning!! I love the peeled paint distress ink over the aqua EP - I really must give the whole emboss-resist technique a try. Gorgeous, simple wee butterflies too.
Hope you get your house back together real soon.xx

Laura Pryor said...

WOWEEEEE!!!! This is amazing! I love how you did the butterflies! Genius idea! Off to watch your tutorial!

Margie H said...

Great butterflies - love the card :)

Just popping in to say I'm sorry about the hail damage - hugs to you and hope you get things back to "normal!" xo

Jill W. said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card during this crazy time at your home! These butterflies are amazing....you've just started a trend!

Kristin said...

I love using colored EP with this technique! Really gorgeous effect, did you start with white paper on this one too? It's gorgeous!

Mary Dawn said...

i love that you just cut it half! not big enough for your card front? just cut it in half...i shall be doing this soon, thank you

justme1972 said...

OMGosh Kimberly -- you are just soooooo talented and creative! Love the card - and the blinged up clothespins/butterflies!!!!!

justme,
laura

Amy Sheffer said...

This ROCKS, girl! Love the awesome background and those adorable, totally clever butterflies!

Mrs Ham said...

What a gorgeous card. I love how you used the pins to make butterflies, so creative. The heat embossed background is wonder. I'll have to check out your video.

Rachel Izakowicz said...

This is beautiful! What a clever idea to use colored embossing powder - such a different look! I don't have many colors but my try embossing colored ink and see how it goes. Thanks for the inspiration!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Gorgeous background technique and colors Kimberly. Hope this weekend is a little less crazy for you.

seedlings mum said...

Fabulous background and truly a great idea - will be trying it out myself.

Angela Fehr said...

Very cute, Kim! Love the colour combo and I see you are still on a clothespin kick!

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Really cute photo... and I love the layout and colors! Guess I need to pick up my scrapbooks!

Tiff said...

Genius :)

post_it_gal said...

I love absolutely everything about this.