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Mar 11, 2008

Ring Around the Butterfly



This card was made for the color challenge on SCS. If you would like to participate, click on the link and read the challenge. The challenge was to make a card using purely pomegranate, basic grey and basic black.

To make the ring around the butterfly I removed a pre-printed piece of acetate and then sanded and distressed the ring with basic grey ink (SU). I needed the ring to match my pewter brads. I have a thing about mixing metals. It is a NO NO! LOL To adhere the ring to the card stock, I used a dimensional glue dot. I needed to make sure it would stick since I could only add adhesive in one area. I used some thick, grey thread to stitch with. That stuff feels like rope compared the skinny white thread I normally use. I think it gives a much more luxurious feel to the card. I NEED some more of that stuff ASAP! It is awesome! I need to take the spool with me to all the places I shop and get another one. Of course, I have no clue where I got it. Either Joanns or Hobby Lobby would be my guess. LOL The focal image and butterfly are stamped with Basic Black craft ink (SU) and then embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. I love it, because it offers just a little bit of sparkle while still allowing the color of the stamped image to show through.

Stamps: Essence of Love, cheesecloth, en francais
Ink: basic black craft, versamark
Paper: black, grey, pomegranate
Accessories: silver ring, pewter brads, pomegranate ribbon, dimensional glue dots, iridescent ice EP, Janome sewing machine





30 comments:

  1. Wow, wow, wow!!! An absolute stunner Jody! Just gorgeous!

    Justine
    http://www.justinegrainger.blogspot.com/

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  2. This is stunning! I love everything about it! {SMILES}

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  3. i don't really like this set, but after seeing your stunning card, well let's just say i've changed my mind. beautiful. thanks so much for sharing this!

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  4. Awesome card. You did a wonderful job with the challenge.

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  5. Oooh, I love this Jody! Love what you did with the tag :) You rock!!!

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  6. Oh my, this is SO gorgeous! I haven't even gotten on SCS to check today's colors for the challenge (gasp!) but I see from you card that they are AWESOME. I just got that set yesterday - I had to order it after seeing some of your cards in the last couple of weeks. *g*

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  7. this is just beautiful I hope you dont mind I have saved the pic I simply have to use the sketch!!! I will link it back here when I do!!! TFS!! :D

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  8. Love the card and I am with you... Mixing metals is a NO NO!!! Love the card and I am not a big fan of the pomagante (sp) color! But love the stamp!!!

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  9. This is a very striking card, I love everything about it. Beautiful!!

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  10. Jody, your card is absolutely beautiful!!!!
    God bless your creativity.
    Giovana

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  11. The sticthing on this card is beautiful !

    You've been tagged ! Jump over to my blog for all the details ! Congratulations !

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  12. WOW! I just love your style!

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  13. that's too funny about mixing the metals!! that is one of my pet peeves as well!! it's just not right! down with mixing metals!
    what'cha doin' today?

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  14. Gorgeous!! I love every detail! :)

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  15. Well aren't you fabulously talented! I just love, love, love that card! Splendid!

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  16. This is a super design, Jody! It's gorgeous! Love what you did with the rings. I wonder if that's quilting thread you used. It's a lot heavier than regular thread. Good luck finding more of it!

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  17. Absolutely amazing design and a beautifully stunning card!
    :-)

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  18. This is hands down THE prettiest card I've seen with this set! Way to go!

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  19. This is hands down THE prettiest card I've seen with this set! Way to go!

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  20. Lovely, lovely, Jodi!

    BTW, I loved seeing your tests and experimentation with water + reinkers vs. alcohol + reinkers! Muy cool and amazing info! TFS your findings!

    Hugs, Julie

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  21. Are you away or on vacation? I need some new inspiration!

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  22. This is truly amazing! Wow!

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  23. This card is awesome ! Love the stampset and the colors you used !

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  24. Hi Jody-

    Hope all is well..haven't seen any of those great ribbon shares...

    Wonderful work!!

    Take care-
    Hope J

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  25. Hey Jody! I am missing my "confessions" fix. I hope you and your family are doing well. Thinking of you often :)

    Hugs!
    Joyclynn

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  26. Hey Jody! Just checking in...hope you're ok!

    Tracy Dorton
    tracylynn00

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  27. Absolutely Gorgeous!!!
    I love all the details.

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