Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Swallowtail Duo

I love this large, beautiful butterfly image and I couldn't wait to try it with a purple color combo. I love purple! So today I have two cards to show you...they are pretty much the same, yet with a few slight changes, you'll see that they look quite different.

The first card is monochromatic using light & dark shades of purple...Elegant Eggplant & Wisteria Wonder ink & card stock were used. I love the rich, deep texture created by applying ink directly to the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder before running it through the Big Shot.  Here is the same card with a few small changes.
I had the Pool Party Ribbon & buttons sitting on my desk (part of the Sycamore Street Button & Ribbon Pack - FREE during SAB) and thought it would add a nice pop of color to the design. I also spritzed the image with some shimmer spray as well. (Sorry that it photographed more speckley than shimmery, but I didn't feel like going back down to try and get a better photo.) So you'll have to trust me when I say that in real life it has a pretty, subtle shimmer to it. Here are the two cards for a side by side comparison.
Which one do you like?


Elizabeth said...

They are different aren't they. I think I like the pool party one best but they both look beautiful. X

ajyoyo said...

I think they are both beautiful! Love the inking the embossing folder idea, just haven't tried it yet!

Michelle Clarke said...

I can't decide!! I would never thought of the color combo! I will go with the pool party one just because it is different! TFS!