You see, I happened perchance upon a paper project at Pals Paper Arts this past week, and I was primed to participate. Presenting the picture:
The stamp sets I used are Pleasant Poppies and Papillon Potpourri and I wanted to keep it plain and poignant!
And that's about as far as I can carry that gimmick!
Seriously, though, I loved this sketch by Margaret Moody (Ack! More alliteration!):
I wanted to use the spotlight technique, in which you stamp a background in black and white or in one colour, then you add a circle that matches the background, but you give it more colour and punch. I did that by using a darker circle card stock - Early Espresso (on the lighter Crumb Cake panel) and heat embossed the image using Tangerine Tango embossing powder. I used the same embossing powder on the butterfly image only on a Crumb Cake background. The Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon (is there no end to the alliteration today??) adds a sweet note and the sentiment, stamped with Early Espresso ink is from the One in a Million set.
Well, I hope that pumps you up to play with paper today! Practice your P's. (But warn me, so I am out of the spray zone!) Pip! Pip!
Stamps: Pleasant Poppies (w 126480; set of 1; $21.95); Papillon Potpourri (c 123759; set of 7; $17.95); One in a Million (w 126380; set of 10; 32.95)
Paper: Early Espresso and Crumb Cake card stock
Ink: Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad (126974; $7.25); VersaMark (102283; $9.95)
Accessories: Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon (122976; $13.50); Linen Thread (104199; $5.95), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247; $6.50)
Tools: Embossing Buddy (103083; $7.50); Stampin' Up Heat Tool (129053; $36.95)
Elegant Butterfly Punch