Friday, January 9, 2009

HHH and Verve Looking for Love

Happy HHH!
(To see all the participants in today's blog hop, head over to the Unity blog) Now, on to the card! *grins*

This is the last of the Verve 'Looking For Love' release challenges (VSLFL4), and it was another sketch challenge (Julee always has *amazing* sketches!). I also made it to fit two other challenges, yesterday's HHT 'Unity Dazzle' challenge to create a card using rhinestones, and Joy (aka Daiseyfreak)'s challenge to make a love-themed card using ShortCuts products if you have 'em (and I do, so I did!).
I started with a ShortCuts frosted acetate card blank, and then built up my layers based on the sketch. The textured CS is by Bazzill, but I'm not sure of the color...I bought it at the same time that I bought this DP, and never noted the name (sorry!). Might be Papaya?

I stamped the Distressed Dot Butterfly from Unity's September KOTM, and reverse-masked it so that I could sponge on the Apricot Appeal and Regal Rose ink. THEN, I GOT TO USE MY NEW NESTABILITES DIES FOR THE FIRST TIME!!! Seriously excited about that...they really are all that everyone says that they are! I even did the embossing with the die, and used it as a stencil for sponging more Apricot Appeal ink around the edge...SO COOL! I attached the die-cut parts using some foam mounting tape. Check it out:
Of course, I added the obligatory bling *wink*, and a lovey sentiment from the July KOTM (which was inked with Apricot Appeal and then sponged on some Regal Rose before stamping...you can see that better if you click on the image to see the bigger version).

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out the other HHH bloggers! Have a great weekend!
~Michelle

Supplies used:
Paper: Frosted acetate card blank (ShortCuts); textured CS (Bazzill); patterned paper (Scenic Route)
Ink: Apricot Appeal, Regal Rose, Close to Cocoa (SU!)
Stamps: butterfly from September KOTM, sentiment from July KOTM (Unity Stamp Co.)
Other: Nestabilities 'Labels Two' dies (Spellbinders); foam mounting tape (3M); makeup sponge; rhinestones (Michael's)

10 comments:

Karen said...

Yum....luv the apricot!!!!

Lisa said...

I love that color combo. And man you are totally enabling me on those Spellbinders dies. Just perfec.

Linsey said...

Ooooh, i love this! Gorgeous color combo, pretty romantic dp and I adore how you framed this blingy butterfly (I SO want some of those SB)! WoW! Awesome creation, girl! TFS and have a wonderful friday, whoooo hoo!!

Jacqueline said...

gorgeous!!

Ashley said...

This is GORGEOUS Michelle1

Tessa said...

This is super cute Michelle!!!

Melinda aka Passionfruit said...

very cool, Kiwi!

Rebecca said...

Lovin' that papaya, apricoty, orangey color - incredible job!

Dawn K. said...

very pretty. love the colors

Shannon said...

I love the colors, this is gorgeous! I have never tried the reverse masking. I am going to have to give that a whirl!