Well in my attempt to curb my enthusiasm let's try some distraction. At DYSU we have a Things with Wings challenge. Time to raid the stash to find stamps, pattern paper, any butterfly or winged-like punches or dies ...
I actually have an airplane punch that I pulled out for this challenge, but then thought I wanted to give my Unities a chance to see some daylight and kiss an ink pad again.
Stamps: (Cosmo Cricket - Garden Variety) Unity
Paper: (Paper Basics Card Stock - Fine Linen, Aqua Mist) Papertrey Ink; (Curtain Call) Graphic 45
Ink: (Memento - Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embellishments: (5/8" Saddle Stitch Ribbon - True Black) Papertrey Ink; (Stella & Rose - Hattie Boy Trims) My Mind's Eye; (Nestabilities - Standard Circle - Small) Spellbinders
So these bees came out to play... I bought the perfect pattern paper compliment the black stamping onto Fresh Linen paper, since it was exactly the reversed.
The stitching on the saddle stick ribbon is a perfect mimic of the faux stitching lines on the circle stamp as well as the flight paths of the bees. I layered ribbons. This gives me two things I like: it lessens the amount of black on the card, because the pattern paper is already very "heavy"; and I get to create a new ribbon design with a matching accent color.
Hope you like this little creation. Hop over to the DTs samples and see what kind of inspirations they have cooked up for you. And come join in on our "Things with Wings" challenge.
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