Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Beauty All It's Own

Today my card was inspired by this poppy paper .   It's from a wallpaper site shown for the Inspiration Challenge over on Split Coast this past weekend.

 I fully intended to use a poppy stamp and emboss in white on red - but my poppy stamp didn't work out so I shifted to this pretty frond and lovely sentiment from Rubbernecker

In changing stamps I also changed to gold embossing on terracotta tile. Funny how you can start out on one road and then divert to another during the creative process!  I love the contrast of the black butterflies - mine are Martha Stewart Punches.

We're almost back to summer here in New England -   temps are going to be in the 60's and may even hit 70!  and last week we had a snowstorm -  I don't know what clothes to put on every morning when I get up!?!?!

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Frond from Fall Trilogy set # 480, Nature Gives #200-03
Paper: True Black, Terracotta Tile - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark Watermark Ink
Accessories: Gold embossing powder, hot gun, glue dots, Martha Stewart Butterfly punches,


Mara... said...

That is one gorgeous card, Julia!! The gold is so so pretty and I love the butterflies!!

The weather has been bi-polar here as well. I have no idea what to wear each day!!

Annette said...

WOW your card is so beautiful...love it..

Pauline said...

This is beautiful Julia, love the embossed gold left frond, and the gorgeous punched butterflies, that a beautiful inspiration picture too, very dramatic!

Debgem said...

Your card is just so elegant! Love the gold against the terracotta, and the sentiment is fab!

Auntie Em said...

The white embossing on the red might have been very pretty but I LOVE the gold embossing on the terracotta! What a rich background for those beautiful black butterflies. They look like silhouettes.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Julia! The gold embossed frond looks fabulous! So elegant!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Julia - this is outstanding! Nice job on the perfect embossing! :)

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Bev Gerard said...

LOVE this embossed in gold, Julia! A wonderful card indeed!


LaurieJ said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Julia! The gold embossing, the black butterflies...WOW!