Monday, August 18, 2008

Not So Clear Skies Ahead!

In light of the fact that a Tropical Storm (soon to be "Hurricane Fay") is looming in the Keys and is on its way here, I thought that it would be appropriate to post this card called Butterfly Skies. It features one of the recently discontinued Stampin' Up In Colors, Soft Sky, with Basic Black ink on Whisper White Cardstock. This spotlighting technique was done by stamping the entire background with bold silhouette flowers and butterflies. Next I used a square punch to remove a section of the background and matted the square in a rounded off black frame before layering on card front. To create the faux wide ribbon effect, glue a strip of b&w gingham ribbon around a strip of black cardstock . Tie white taffeta ribbon around strip, mount "thinking of you" verse on top of layers and adhere to card front. Mount all layers to soft sky card stock to finish.  This was created with one of my favorite new stamp sets, the Essence of Love set from Stampin' Up!

Here's to seeing clear skies again in Florida and for everyone to safely weather this oncoming storm. What a way to start off the new school year.


Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous, Cheri! Thanks for stopping by my blog, too! I just about fell out of my chair :o) I love your work and you're one of my most favorite artists. I was admiring your published work album earlier today and was just in awe of everything. I hope you don't get too much rain where you're at either.

Cheri W said...

Such flattery will get you everywhere! LOL I am equally a fan of your work, Mitzi and would love for you to email me so we can keep in touch via email as well. (

I swear I didn't pay her to make this post! We are having deluges of rain from Fay, and some scary tornados, too!

Susan Stringfellow said...

oh Cheri! i love this so much! Wouldnt it be the best patterned paper collection? You are so good at stamped backgrounds. This is NOT my forte