Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Just Fake It....


Well sorry you weren't pleased with DD a.k.a. Dust Rag posting for me so I decided to return for Flourishes challenge Timeless Tuesday. Today Betty challenged us to be faux ( better known as fake) and of course for me this was a very difficult challenge because I am a very sincere and true to myself and everyone else too. I used the Gerbera Daisy set and took the two little butterflies and colored them with Copic Markers. Yes, I did say they were colored with Copic markers and then to give them some special sheen ( also known as a bit of a shine) they were embossed with clear embossing powder. This was a simple card using some BG paper called Ambrosia ( which is a marshmallow salade with coconut and fruit) so that 's a strange name for paper now isn't it! Slap that on some black cardstock along with a little punched edge done with a MS punch , do a bit of paper piercing , add a black fancy schmansy ribbon and you are done.


The "fake" part of my card is actually a faux metal tag. I used two sizes of circle punches to create a silver frame around my butterflies and message to make it look like those little metal rimmed tags.... go figure! I found the tutorial over on SCS right here.

I must really appologize for calling DD a Dust Rag and I think because she is a spawn of mine I have to change her name to Maiden Anne of the Rubbermaid's court. Happy week fellow stampers.


15 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow pat! this card is gorgeous! that BG paper is beautiful and the black makes it just pop!

nah! keep her at dust rag. then put one in her hand (a dust rag) and let her have at it - lol!

Our Little Inspirations said...

What a pretty fake card!! You sure fooled me Pat, I thought this was a REAL card!! *snort*
Seriously, it's beautiful with those pretty butterflies and dsp! I hope you're enjoying your visit with the rubber maiden:)

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Pat
Fabulous details!!

Karen x

mudmaven said...

Gorgeous! Love that paper even tho it has a slightly inappropriate name! Hope you are having a grand time visiting with the dust rag and her moppettes! ~chris

Makiko Jones said...

LOL!! Your post always cracks me up, Pat! Your card is so beautiful!! Love the DP you used with the butterfly images! Fantastic faux metal ring!!

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, love this gorgeous card, Pat! So glad you came out of vacation-mode for a bit to post it here.

That faux metal-edged circle tip is a keeper; tfs!

Barbara said...

LOVE your faux tags, Pat!! And your card is gorgeous!!!

Anonymous said...

Rocky Mountain Eastern Front inspiration 'faux' seems mighty fine....stay longer, upload more great papercrafting successes!, Love those moppets with DR and SIL swipes and vacuum packed burps more. Let the snow melt! as you craft the night away.
How about those Beach Boys tickets going so quickly in the A.M.!??!!

Curt in Carmel said...

Once again, laugh after laugh reading your post. You are a hoot! I LOVE THIS CARD PAT! It is one of my favs of yours. It is simply gorgeous! Best, Curt

mochamama said...

Wow, beautiful card Pat!! I like the dust rag!! I wouldn't change that LOL

Yogi said...

very pretty card. Love the stripe down the center.

WhimsicalThoughts said...

OMGoodness, so pretty!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful and so striking Pat!!! Love your faux metal idea!!! Hope you had a fun little get-a-way!?!Hugs ~S~

Janine said...

This is beautiful Pat!! I thought it was funny when you called Julie a dust rag!!

Jenny Gropp said...

GREAT FAKE METAL RINGS -- BRILLIANT IDEA FOR THE CHALLENGE. Hope you and Dust Rag had a fantastic visit!!!