Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Nekkid Card (or "What?! No patterned paper?")

Have you been stamping long enough to remember when we never used patterned paper on our cards? We used to stamp our own backgrounds. When patterned paper became prevalent, I was ecstatic. For me, it made card making easier. I have a difficult time creating a card without patterned paper...it somehow feels nekkid ;) Today's card feels anything but nekkid and I used all of my most recent dies and embossing folders: Bigz Lattice, Sizzlets Little Leaves, Embosslits Beautiful Wings, and poinsettia embossing folder. I also used one of my all time favorite stamps from the Heartfelt Thanks set.

This card is made of 100% Stampin' Up! products. The papers & inks I used: So Saffron, Old Olive, and Ballet Blue. I was inspired by this card I saw on scs.

14 comments:

Leslie Hanna said...

Good Lord, I am humbled. This is fantastic!

*guilty with the patterned papers*

Chris said...

LOL June, I love your 'Nekkid' card, that's a great word and I want to adopt it :D. Everything is so beautiful, the colours the stamping and the pretty embossed butterflies, a lovely creation. Hope you're well and the girls are enjoying the holidays. Hugs to you, Chris

Tracy said...

crack me up ... nekkid! very pretty and i love those butterflies. whats scaring me is that i havent visited here in a while - and you've changed the layout. i wonder how long its been.. sheesh

Roberta said...

Nekkid...it's a good thang ;) This card is very elegant and I love the simple stamped image and the textures make it for me. Pattern papers are good but they tend to leave you flat...if you know what I mean. Have a great Dad's Day, fondly, Roberta

Kard Queen said...

The card is so elegant and I love the papers--all good choices.

Rebekah Williams said...

Nekkid. Ha!

By the way, this looks anything but. VERY pretty, June!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW! This is gorgeous June!!! Love the pop of that stunning black BG! The colours are gorgeous and I totally love all the butterflies!!! :)

Helen F. said...

This is amazing, June! Love your embossed background...Yes, been crafting long enough to remember no patterned papers...but, have been making my own background papers again lately...must be a retro thingy with me ;o)

Just Call Me Grammy said...

Love, love, love all the beautiful butterflies! Great card.

Steph Zerbe said...

just gorgeous! I love the colors and the layered butterflies, leaves and lattice. We're on the same page again. Too funny. What's next? Christmas in July? That's what next for me anyway.

Oh, an I love the gorgeous texture an the butterflies and background. No patterned paper required!

Kay said...

Oh girlfriend, this is a masterpiece! Lovin' the textures and layers. Wowza! This IS stunning!!!! ♥♥ Kay

lauren said...

ooooooooooooooooh!!!!!! OOOOOH!!! ♥♥♥!!!!! wow!

ok, i LOVE this...i mean seriously REALLLLLLLY totally love♥LOVE♥lOoOoOve this, to like a daniel craigish level of infatuation and enchantment! and frankly if the title & text didn't mention the "no pp" issue up front, i think i could have looked at this thing for QUIIIIIITE a while before i realized it was nekkid! (this would probably NOT be true of dc...but i am willing to give that a fair and impartial test, if necessary!) :)

you have OUTDONE yourself, missus, with the creative and beeeEEEEEAutiful card-makin'!!! ♥

Deanna Cosgrove said...

I just love everything that is going on in this card. From the embossed white background to all the wonderful butterflies to the elegant black flourish mixed in. And the hand colored floral to top it off---just perfect!

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