Again I was honored to have been able to participate in this quarters APEX Swap with my upline Meg Loven. APEX stands for A Positive Example. We have certain criteria that we have to achieve. And I did! This is not at all what I had planned to make. I was working on a Jewelry idea but after many hours "playing" with my supplies nothing was coming together. So this morning I woke up inspired! Phew last night I thought I had lost my MOJO, but nope this morning I layed in bed thinking of a new idea then my upline (who I had shamelessly whined too via text last night) also reinforced my idea so I went to town (not literally I just went into my studio ;-) and here are the results. I hope you like it.
I know your first impression is well, that's an ordinary card but really if you look close, and we will. There is nothing on this card that isn't altered in some way except maybe the half pearl from the Pretties kit.
Look closer at the Butterfly which has been cut with the Big shot. It's the new Presto Patterns paper that I brayered with Crush curry and I pounced my pad on it then I stamped Elements of Style in Basic Brown and then I smooch spritzed it first with gold glow then with log cabin(hard to see in the photos but fabulous in person)..then yes, there is more. I sponged the edges with close to cocoa ink to make it a little more vintage. Lastly I added the half pearl.
If you look closely at these images you will see I cut the top note out of confetti cream then stamped it again with Elements of Style in Soft Suede this time. I ran it through the new texture folder to get a linen look and sponged the edges, lastly spritzing it with Smooch spritz log cabin to finish it off.
If I had finished it off with the Vanilla Satin ribbon it would have really looked stark after all this altering so I had to ink the ribbon with Soft Suede. Wow it really made a huge difference. It almost looks linen like too. So although this card at first glance doesn't maybe look like my usual WOW swap there was a lot of altering done and I really hope the other ladies enjoy it!
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