1.26.2009

True Beauty

Just one little pretty for tonight... Juliette True Beauty Card


Chris was kind enough to send me this lovely butterfly image from one of the sets debuting in the Premier Magalogue issue, Serendipity. Thanks, Chris!!









Stamps: True Beauty

Paper: Juliette SWIC & Juliette Cardstock, misc. white cardstock

Ink: Noir & Burnt Umber Palettes

Other: Copic markers, Ranger's Distress Stickles, Crystal Laquer, misc. buttons, ribbons & vintage trims, Distressing Tool, Hydra Sponge

Chris sent me a black/white image, and I wanted a vintage look, so I lightly sponged over the image with BU until I achieved the tone I desired... you can't even tell it was originally white cardstock. After coloring with Copics, I used some Distress Stickles over the blooms, portions of the butterfly, and the vines below.

I distressed all of the edges and then sponged BU ink. After I had everything glued down exactly like I wanted it, I poured some Crystal Laquer over the butterfly and let it dry completely. Then I went back over it a second time to give it a little more dimension. This card measures 3"x6".


It really does look so much better in real life!

What do you think?

14 comments:

Jeanie said...

What an awesome card! I think it looks great and I can't wait to see it in person!!! Can't wait to see the new catalog!!!!

Chris said...

Love it - so elegant!! Sounds like you had a great time in TX...and so many goodies!! :)

Get well soon!

shannon said...

Ooooh, very pretty, I like it a LOT!

Debra Hensley said...

Absolutely Beautiful Barb!! YGG!! It was great "playing" with you at Escape... have a terrific week!

Suzanne said...

Extremely elegant. I hope your going to the seminar in the summer. I'd love to meet you.

Ginger - Angel 1427 said...

Beautiful!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty! Love the vingate look and the beads... TFS!

StampinCarol said...

This is absolutely elegant! The beads are like the frosting on the cake!

nic_d said...

Love the rich colors & the bling! Great card!

Rach said...

oooo i like this a lot ...so pretty. hugs rachxxx

Anna said...

So pretty, Barb. I love this set!

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

WOOOOWWWWWW!!! is all I can say. First of all this is my favorite set in the magalog, I am soooo coveting it, because I didn't get the bundle, so now I have to wait til 2/1 to order it. I am saving this to my favs so I can lift this. It is absolutely gorgeous chick!! And that's what I think!!

Bridgett said...

I love it and I was really intimidated to buy this stamp set because I wasn't sure how to bring out the beauty of it but you did an awesome job. LOVE IT!

Sonia said...

I think look so elegant. Love the colors you used. Great Job!
**Sony**