Thursday, June 14, 2012

Mid Week Throw Down

My post today is for the Stars and Stamp's Mid Week Throw Down, which is to use Things with Wings.   
I tried doing an "Upholstered Background" technique that Gina K had on her site this morning.  I'm not crazy about the way mine came out but, hopefully, someone else will be happy with it. This technique calls for the use of designer paper instead of card stock.  I used a paper from Basic Grey which had an  ivory linen look to it.  The butterfly stamp is by Stamp Craft that I got years and years ago but it is still one of my favorites.  I stamped them with Versamark and clear embossed them.  I then sponged two different shades of blue all over the designer paper and rubbed the whole thing with a paper towel to remove any excess color from the butterflies.  The bird stamp is from Inkadinkado and the sentiment is a long ago retired SU stamp.  The Ric Rac is made with an EK punch and the pearls are by Recollections.  With butterflies and a bird I think my card fits the requirement for this challenge.  I hope you are all having a wonderful day.  We finally saw the sun here around noon time today and it is suppose to stay beautiful for the next 5-7 days.  YAY!!!!
Thanks for bunch for stopping by.  I truly appreciate your visits.  See you tomorrow.


  1. I think your card is lovely! Thanks for explaining how you did your background, I've never heard of that technique before. And thank you for the nice comments on my blog. :)

  2. Beautiful card, Donna! The background is so soft and pretty and I really like the stamp you used!

  3. Love the rick rack accent with the pretty pearls!

  4. Hi Donna, great card. Love the bird and now I am going to have to check out that Gina K video, because I think the background is lovely.

    Glad to hear the sun is shining somewhere - we haven't seen it in weeks! Maybe this weekend it might show up!

  5. Oh Donna, this is so pretty! Love the blue and black together and that technique makes a fabulous background!!! LOVE that rick rack punch too....need to start looking for that one I think!
    LOVE this wonderful card! So lovely.

  6. Donna, the background looks so pretty. Love the bird stamp too and the rick rack punch is one of my favorites.


  7. So good to see you back to crafting again :) I love the background for this pretty card, and I think it turned out so nice! I love that zig-zag and how you added pearls here and there - what a great accent! If I had that bird stamp, I'd hang on to it as well - it's really pretty!
    Enjoy the sunshine and have a fantastic weekend!

  8. I think it looks great!
    Really like the colors you've used!

  9. This is just an elegant card! The blue and black are so gorgeous. I think it is one of my favorite color combos!
    Marie XX

  10. Donna this is just lovely. Such a beautiful layout and lovely colours :)

  11. Donna, the design of this card is wonderful! I really like the dainty bird, the pastel background, and the zig-zag stripe on the left.
    So perfect!


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