Friday, March 11, 2011

IC Challenge and a Quick Tip!!

Hello Friends!

It has been awhile since I've had a chance to blog!!  I went on vacation and then came back with a terrible multi-virus thing that required masses doses of antibiotics and steroids to kill.  But, the good news is, it worked!  Just in time for the weekend - LOL!!

My card is for the Inspiration Challenge this week that I get to host!  I chose the website "Fossil" because my sister just got a job there (after 2 YEARS of job hunting) and it looks like a fabulous place!!  I'm so excited for her and excited that it led me to this fun inspiration site!!  (Did you know Fossil even sells antique retro items??)

I chose this fun "Sasha Butterfly Clutch" as my inspiration.

My butterflies are made with Prima "Madeline" DP and SU's Butterfly Bigz die.  I used SUs Priceless set for the swirls and embossed them with gold EP.  The border punch is MS.  Addtional stamps used are SU's "Shapes and Shadows" and "Well Scripted".

I also have this quick tip for ya!!

For the butterfly antennae, I used these Blue Moon metal eye pins that are traditionally used for bead work.  They are so cool, they already have a tiny loop ("eye") at the ends so all I had to do was twist and adhere to the back of the butterflies!  All three packs of them came on one card, and they are 3 different lengths. 

I tried to get a close up of the curly antennae but it dosn't show up so well.  You might click on the photo for a close-up look.

I haven't tried yet, but I think next I'll try using them as stick pins for embellishments. 

TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!


thestampingbug said...

Such a beautiful card and fits your inspirational pick to the "T". Love your little tip about the earring wire parts...Great idea!


JulieA said...

Super cute! Thanks for the tip on the eye pins and glad to hear that the drugs worked to kick that virus in the hiney!