December 9, 2010

Inkspirations sketch #51, Tuesday Trigger, & Caardvarks final challenge


Hello again!  If you missed my earlier post, feel free to scroll down to see my tag for Waltzingmouse and The Color Dare.

Up next I have a card for a few challenges:  the Inkspirations sketch challenge (my first time to play along with them), the Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World, and the final challenge at Caardvarks to create a monochromatic card.


I was inspired by the Trigger image to use purple (I chose SU's Concord Crush) and add a bit of glitter.  The butterfly was stamped onto PTI's Soft Stone cardstock with Adirondack Eggplant ink then heat embossed with a clear glitter powder.  I used Ranger's Perfect Medium pen in the empty spaces, then brushed on Perfect Pearls powder for even more shimmer.  This is really beautiful in person, if I do say so myself!

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Concord Crush), Papertrey Ink (Soft Stone)
Stamps:  Inkadinkadoo (Garden Delight), Papertrey Ink (A Little Argyle, Mega Mixed Messages)
Ink:  Adirondack (Eggplant), Clearsnap (Antique Pewter)
Tools:  Spellbinders (circle die)
Accessories:  Ranger (Perfect Pearls), Stampendous (glitter embossing powder), ribbon, thread 

I stamped a pattern using A Little Argyle on the bottom half of the Soft Stone cardstock, debossed the top half with the Linen & Canvas impression plate, then stitched around the edges.  I added a couple of loops of white satin ribbon and stamped the sentiment in Antique Pewter ink.

Thanks for taking time to check out both of my posts tonight!  As always, I appreciate each and every one of your comments so much.

Have a great Friday!

10 comments:

Marisa said...

Gorgeous butterfly and I"m loving the argyle. Thanks for playing Inkspirations with this week :)

xiumaiyuki said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! You've nailed all those challenges with this beyond gorgeous card. The detail on that butterfly is striking! and the subtle argyle background really makes the butterfly shines. Have to say that is one of the best looking butterflies I've seen...and I've seen lots. :)

Lindsay said...

Awesome card girl! Just awesome! I adore that shimmery butterfly and the perfect argyle pattern!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Christine. Love the argyle BG and the pretty butterfly. Awesome job with the challenges. :o)

Jean Martin said...

Beautiful!!! You always use your argyle stamps really well. I still have to practice some more on mine. :)

Diane Jaquay said...

Loooove this! The butterfly looks fabulous with the argyle, and I love all the blue!

Amy said...

That butterfly looks just lovely paired with argyle! You did a great job with getting 3 challenges into this. I really like that sketch...I'll have to put that one into my folder!

Cath said...

Hey Christina! What a "glitter-ific" approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

Nance said...

Fabulously glittery butterfly, Christina! Beautiful card!

Laurie said...

SO pretty! I love the argyle! MY fave! LOL! And that embossing on the butterfly looks great!

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