Inspirations

Inspirations
The color you see is the color you get!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spring Is In the Air!



Hello!!! My name is Carolyn, and I am extremely excited to be one of the newest additions to the Creative Inspirations DT Family:o) I was first introduced to these incredible paints about a year ago, and it was love at first sight! As a papercrafter/card maker, shimmer and sparkle are an absolute must-have in my creative arsenal...so, these paints find much love on my projects...for me, they are a necessity. If you have never tried them, you truly do not know what you are missing!!!  They are beautiful...easy to use...incredibly versatile (just check out all the fab tutorials)...and quite inexpensive.


For today's card, I was inspired by this week's Creative Inspirations Challenge- "Spring". I don't know about you, but when I think of springtime, I envision butterflies fluttering about:) I thought about what I would like to create and opted to dust off some crafty goodies that have been sorely neglected...a Dreamweaver's brass stencil, an embossing stylus and a light box. Do you remember using these before embossing folders hit store shelves?  The stencil used on this project is very narrow...perfect for a bookmark, but not so great for a card...so, I embossed three panels to create my background. I painted over the raised images with Tutu Pink CI Paint to add a touch of color and to give it tons of sparkle. Since I am not a skilled photographer, I had a bit of difficulty capturing its true beauty, but hopefully you can get an idea from the image above. 


For the butterfly above, I inked up one of my butterfly stamps and painted it with more Tutu Pink CI Paint. I just love all the shimmer it added!! Since the stamped image was too big for the bow, I pulled out my trusty MS butterfly punch and let it do its work...now, it fit on the bow perfectly:) Then, I added the dots and the body with some Viva Decor Pearl Pens.


This was a really fun card to make, and it felt really good showing some of my neglected goodies some much needed love.  I hope you found a little creative inspiration today, and look forward to seeing your Springtime creations in this week's challenge:o) Thanks for dropping by, and have a beautifully blessed day!!!!
(You can find a detailed listing of the supplies used in today's card, HERE.)

Happy {{HUGS}}!!!
Carolyn

8 comments:

Creative Inspirations said...

Beautiful card Carolyn. We are excited to have you on our team.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Welcome to the team! Beautiful creation!!! Love all the shimmer!

Holly said...

Welcome to the team! I love your shimmery butterflies!

Sarah said...

Awesome card! Love the butterflies and the colors you've used. Hugs, Sarah

Heather said...

Oh my goodness Carolyn! This is GORGEOUS!!! I love the shimmery butterflies and you just CAN'T go wrong with pink and black!!! Absolutely stunning!!

Kassi said...

beautiful! I love how simple yet stunning it is!

BarbaraW said...

Glad to have you on the team. Beautiful card. I love butterflies and yours are gorgeous.

Kianel said...

such an elegant card!
love all the shimmery details!
love from France, Kianel.