Friday, May 29, 2009

Show and Tell Friday

Another Friday, another note card. Well, actually the pattern is unintentional but I do like the idea of a weekly show and tell. What do you think?

This week's Swallowtail Butterfly Note Card is originally from a mixed set I had made, but I decided to split it up and list each in my shop individually. Over Memorial Day Weekend I had seen a lot of moths floating around and I just kept hoping and wishing that a colorful butterfly would show up as well, but, unfortunately that just never happened. So, I was inspired to make my own. The butterfly image was hand printed with pigment inks, in either petal pink, marigold yellow or sky blue. Then, before the ink had time to dry, I set it with embossing powder and heat embossed each card to give it a glossy raised effect. By using a creamy white 90lb paper instead of a bright white the tone of the card becomes delicate, soft and relaxing - which is just the way I feel when I spot a real swallowtail.

Each card is 3 3/4" x 5 1/8" and comes with its own matching envelope and while listed as a single card, if you would like a mixed set please don't hesitate to ask. I'd be more than happy to accommodate. Well, that's all for now. I've got lots of paper goodies to make! Have a happy weekend!

1 comment:

  1. When I was looking through your new cards yesterday these really stood out. The embossing gives the butterfly that little something extra. I really like the raised effect of the image. I'm also really liking the first photo by the way. You have a good eye for capturing and showcasing your work.