The Paper Players has been rolling around in my head and I keep thinking of ways I can play with it. And, because I played with it, I just had to enter it...
Yesterday afternoon I was determined to use this butterfly--this utterly gorgeous butterfly I've never been able to use well--and make a lovely card.
I'm not sure where the inspiration came from, but I decided instead of using a paper circle behind the butterfly, I would sponge a sky for her.
Now, I tried Soft Sky first, but it just wasn't bright enough. However, sponging the Pool Party straight up was too intense. Sooooo, I got some ink on the sponge (straight from the stamp pad), stamped off a couple of times and then hit my card face with the ink. It made for a softer, subtler sky--like a really hot intense humid sky...not that I would know anything about those around these parts...:oP
I futzed around with the sentiment and that horizontal piece for quite some time before settling on the subtlety of vellum. I finished the card off with a few pearls--she needed a body!
It's definitely a softer, more delicate card, but the more I look at it, the more it grows on me. :o)
This card uses:
*Ink: Cameo Coral (retired--oh how I LOVE this color)
*Papers: Cameo Coral, Whisper White, PTI's white card stock for the base and mask, vellum
*Stamp Sets: "Sweet Essentials", "Strength and Hope"
*Accessories: dimensionals, pearls, glue dots (for adhering the vellum)