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