I skipped my Pilates class this morning and instead I decided to play a little bit in my craft room. I had so much fun that I decided to make two cards using the same stamp :-) I used some challenges as inspiration so they were fairly easy to make.
On the card above I used Loll's splash watercolor technqiue. with the stamp Botanical Notes by Penny Black. Super quick and easy to do! Bristol Vellum card stock was used as my card front, which I find works wonderful with watercolors and it has a pretty smooth surface, compared to traditional watercolor paper. I used a mix of Distress inks to create the background using the technique linked above. My new Tonic Stamp Platform came in really handy for this, and I find it works so well with these types of stamps. I really need to replace my versafine onyx ink pad though...
The butterfly was stamped again over a scrap piece of inked card stock, then fussy cut using my Cutterbee scissors. I mounted the image panel onto Melon Mambo card stock, then Neenah Linen textured card stock and then onto Stampin Up's retired bashful blue card stock. I finished off the card by going over the butterfly with a Wink of Stella glitter brush in clear glitter to add just a hint of sparkle. Of course as usual, it's hard to see the shimmer on the picture here... Two sticky pearls finish off the card.
The colors for this card were inspired by this week's Color Throwdown challenge.
I framed/cut out the image panel using my new Wonky Stitches die set. The banner is part of this set and I used Penny Black's clear set Snippets for the sentiment. I was able to bend the sentiment the way I wanted it to appear on the banner. To finish off the card I added some Wink of Stella in clear again and tied a bow using Jute Twine in Parrot Green.
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Thanks so much for visiting! Enjoy the rest of your week, and hope to see you again on Saturday when I share my card for the new Allsorts challenge!