I am so swamped but I can't resist a One Layer Wednesday! Jennifer Styles of Styles Ink is sponsoring this week's challenge - and the card below is the one I chose for my inspiration.
The birds were kinda "grungy" looking and the tiny touch of red in the lower right hand corner where the artist's signature is located were things that drew my eye.
Normally I'd "swirl and tap" to evenly ink a stamp but in this instance just lightly tapping the stamp to ink pad takes advantage of the woven fabric that makes up the top surface of a die ink pad. See that tiny bit of yellow? That's a chunk of Post-it that masked the area where I wanted to stamp my sentiment. Liberal use of a Stamp-a-ma-jig made sure the butterflies were flying exactly where I envisioned them.
I wanted a little more red at the top so I added a satin ribbon and then finished up the bottom with some Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter - pretty bling! The stamps and sentiment come from A Muse.