Tuesday, October 20, 2009

What?!? Michele Stamped a New Card?!

Yes, indeed-y! I'm a little rusty at it, but I did manage to turn this one out last night...

It's quite simple, as you can see, but I wanted the focus to be on the little butterfly. This stamp set is a Hostess Level I set called "Of the Earth". I colored the stamp with the markers and even added a bit of a two-tone look to the flowers by using Lavender Lace as well as Elegant Eggplant. The sentiment is a nice quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: "The greatest gift is a portion of thyself." What a fitting thing to put on a homemade card, because to me, every time I give a homemade card, I think of it as giving a part of myself... my time, my talent, my love.

I hope everyone is having a great week! We're scheduled to get some snow overnight, so I'm going to get cozied up by the fire for the rest of the evening... maybe with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book! Oh, this is the life! :)

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Of the Earth
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Elegant Eggplant, Lavender Lace, Really Rust, Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive
Cardstock: Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant, The Write Stuff Specialty DSP
Accessories: Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon
Tools: Scallop Edge punch


Linda said...

Very nice Michele. Great color scheme, the butterfly just seems to pop off the card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Laura Howell said...

Glad to see you had a little time to stamp. The card is beautiful, I love the colors and the way you colored the stamp image.

Angi (Mistress_of_Mayhem) said...

Love your coloring! This is a lovely card. Glad you had time to stamp and share!