Sunday, July 25, 2010

Romantically Inclined

Hello everyone,

My last few cards have been what I regard as romantic. Today's card is no exception, even though I used some new supplies that I've been meaning to explore. I thought the card would be, somehow, different but it isn't. I based the card on Saturday's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge because I found it too appealing to resist.

The background layers are Stampin' Up textured Soft Suede and BasicGrey Wisteria. The image is Inkadinkado Mindscapes stamped on Stampin' Up Very Vanilla and layered on Perfect Plum. I stamped the image first in VersaMark then in Perfect Plum before heat embossing with clear embossing powder. The sentiment is Gina K Tag, You're It. The ribbon is Michael's Special Value. The embellishments are from Multicrafts.

I just love this card. It's soft and worn, like a well-worn, favourite cotton dress from the 1950s. I just had to buy this Inkadinkado set when I laid eyes upon it because it is so intricate it boggles my mind. Can you SPI the fairy? I also have to say that I think Soft Suede has become my new favourite neutral. I've found that instead of using black ink, the Soft Suede works beautifully. I can't go on about the BasicGrey paper too much because I just love it so!

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.



  1. what a lovely take on the sketch, it's on my to-do list, but I haven't put much thought into my take on it yet.

  2. This card is so pretty and I like reading how you created it because it sounds like you really enjoyed the process! LOVE the butterfly and I love soft suede, too! And perfect plum!

  3. What an elegant looking card! Thanks for sharing that wonderful story! Great take on this week's sketch - thanks so much for playing along with the WMSC :)

  4. Such a lovely, soft, feminine card and what a beautiful and intriguing stamp!

  5. What a beautiful butterfly Gisele! love the Dp's you used here - thanks for playing with WMS this week!