Friday, January 4, 2013

Friday Flashback: Great Friend

Welcome to another edition of the Friday Flashback!  This week's set is the super-cute Great Friend, which includes an awesome butterfly stamp.  First up let's check out the archives:

The butterfly lends itself beautifully to the rock 'n' roll technique.  This was a baby shower card for my friend Melissa; I made her a baby book which also included that DSP and the butterfly stamp on the first page.

I made a set of these but I can't remember now if they were thank you cards for after my birthday or if I made a set for my SU! customers.  I still have one of these in my stash and it inspired a swap card I recently made (which will show up on the blog sooner or later, promise!).

And now for the all-new card!

I'm pretty pleased with it.  I like how the bright colors pop on the black DSP, but of course I didn't come up with the combo on my own...I got it from another brand spankin' new challenge blog, Inkspirational:

I used Primrose Petals for my pink...I was going to go with Melon Mambo but I don't have any ribbon that color.  The green is the retired In Color, Kiwi Kiss.  I think it's fun to mix the new In Colors with some retired colors...but then again, I'm of the opinion that SU! should introduce 5 new colors a year and never get rid of any even if it means we have 5,426 ink colors.  I like options.  And LOTS of colors.

The layout is courtesy of last Friday's sketch from the good folks at Sketch Frenzy Friday:

Once again I have taken a few liberties with the sketch but the basic elements are there.  What can I say?  I'm a rebel.

Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by for another Friday Flashback!

Supplies (for the new card only):
Stamps:  Great Friend (retired)
Ink:  Primrose Petals, Kiwi Kiss, StazOn Black
Paper:  Primrose Petals, Whisper White, Night & Day and Urban Garden DSPs (both retired)
Accessories:  basic rhinestones, Primrose Petals stitched satin ribbon


sandie said...

Christy this is gorgeous. You are right the pink really does pop! And the 3 little gems you have added are perfect! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational.

Ruth M said...

What a lovely card Christy, a great take on the colours and I love your mix of patterns! I like your Friday Flashback idea so much, what a great way to revisit some older stamps! You chose one of my faves too - the Great Friend set is fab!
Thanks so much for joining us for our first challenge at Inkspirational and I hope we see you playing along with us again soon!
Ruth x

Ellen said...

Hi Christie. What a gorgeous use of our color combo this week! Your butterfly on the green is just fantastic. And I love the pink ribbon on the black. Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational this week!

Deb said...

Love your Friday Flashback idea!! And I love your card! So pretty!! That black patterned paper really makes it all pop! The Kiwi designer paper is a great backdrop for the pretty butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!

Mynnette said...

I also love the Friday Flashback idea! HOW FUN!!! LOVE your remake--it's stunning! The colors and images and elements work together perfectly! Thank you SO MUCH for joining us for our first challenge at Inkspirational! I can't wait to see what you make for us next week! :)

Amber Hight said...

Ummm...hello! Where have I been? When did you move all your crafty expeditions over to a new stamping blog? Glad I found ya over here ya stinker;)
Lovely cards my girl!!!

cadence said...

Oooh, I love the patterns here!!! And so fun with the Friday Flashback idea! Thank you for joining Inkspirational this week, hope to see you again next week :)

Meighan Wheller said...

Love your card Christie, I love this paper and the sentiment is one of my favourites! Wonderful take on our colour challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational - hope to see you next time..Meighan

Sharon said...

Christy, I have a love for butterfly's and I just adore the cards you created. Fabulous take on our challenge.

Jennifer Weide said...

Great card! Perfect combination of elements and love the color combo!! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!!

Tammy said...

Great job with both challenges!! and, I agree with you--you can never have too many colors! LOL!!

Kim said...

Love the butterfly! Great job on both challenges! Thanks for playing along with SFF.