Thursday, November 3, 2011

I'm so indecisive...

I seriously couldn't make up my mind for this week's challenge on The Friday Mashup. It is a fun challenge, one that I'm sure I'll keep thinking of things to make that fulfill this mashup!

Speaking of the mashup... here are the dets...

1. Make a project featuring "Heat Embossing."
2. Or make a "Thank You (Grateful)" project.
3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Thank you project using Heat Embossing."

I have recently been making some holiday gifts for a craft sale that I am attending. I made a notepad holder with embossed butterflies with oranges and yellows. They came out so good that even my husband was impressed!

So for this challenge, I decided to make the embossed butterflies (using the God's Beauty stamp set-retired). I used black embossing powder and stamped on white paper. Then I used my sponge daubers and inked in the bottom part of the butterfly with Daffodil Delight. Then on the top part of the butterfly, I sponged in some Pacific Point. Then I cut out each butterfly and popped each one of them up using stampin' dimensionals. I also colored in a few dots along the edges of the butterflies using a white gel pen. I put them on a layer of white, used black grosgrain ribbon, and stamped the sentiment in Pacific Point (the sentiment is from Day of Gratitude). All of that is on a base of Pacific Point.

They almost look real, don't they?

Thanks for looking...

6 comments:

Kasey said...

LIsa,

This one is my favourite! I LOVE Butterflies and the way you've coloured these ones is so lifelike. Gorgeous card.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz
Friday Mashup DT

Notes by Nina said...

Your butterflies are so beautiful. Very pretty card.

Kim P said...

Your butterflies are beautiful!!!

Julie Gearinger said...

Those butterflies do look real and they were created with one of my favorite retired hostess sets! Love the colors used and the simplistic elegance of this card! Congrats on being a Guest Designer for the Friday Mashup and I am looking forward to stamping together this month!

Heidi Baks said...

Love both the cards you made for this challenge!

Holly said...

I think it was great that you made two cards.. sometimes it's hard when it's a great challenge Makes it hard to decide. Welcome to the Friday Mashup team.. This is so pretty, I really like those butterflies, they look like they could fly right off the paper.