Monday, September 21, 2009

A treat from Selene

Hello Everyone,
Here is a cute project made by Selene Kempton of Dracut, MA. Selene is a very talented stamper and I just LOVE what she shares with us this week.

Here is what Selene wrote:
I was getting ready for my friend Pam's big shot workshop, when I noticed the directions on the "no tabs" setting for chipboard. Lo and behold, you can use texture plates with the bigshot on chipboard.

So first, i used the book basics small size chipboard to cut out a top note die. Then, I made my sandwich for the texture plates (according to no tabs directions on the multipurpose platform)

When it came out, i had the beautiful swirl design, but it needed some "pop". So I took a chocolate chip ink pad and swiped it right across the textured chiboard, and the design popped out!

Next i took a sheet of bride paper, and colored it with ruby red ink using a sponge dauber. I punched 3 butterflys out of the center (behind the top note where you won't see it missing). I attached one to my envelope with a two way glue pen, and added some marker to show flight. I added the other two to the card. One is glued directly on the brown butterfly, and the other was adhered with a glue dot. I just pulled on the paper to squeze the wings together and he looks like he is flying.

I added the sentiment, i'm not sure how well it shows up in the photo.. but friends do make us much stronger. I thank God for my friends everyday, and wonder who Pam is going to give this awesome card to. :)

Thanks Selene!
Happy Stampin'


Lorie said...

Selene...this is so pretty! I love the colors and that butterfly is a wonderful touch!

carolm said...

it's beautiful selene! great idea with the chipboard and texturz plates.


Janice RR said...

Hey there, Sis! This is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love your stuff . .. thanks for sharing with us! Janice RR

Sharon Field / Inky A*Muse-ment said...

A little boho... love the pearls, thanks Selene!

zuziqu said...

I really like this! Thanks for sharing.