Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Collage Butterflies!

Hello! I'm not sure if I've mentioned on here but I signed up for the Stretch your Stamps Online Card class. It started on Monday and I'm really enjoying it! I haven't made a card for Day 1 yet as there's some supplies I *need* to get! ;-) But here's my card for Day 2. We were looking at Collage stamps and I used the techniques demonstrated by Shari where she layered first the butterflies with white embossing powder, then Distress Inks, then the collage stamp and 2 different metallic embossing powders. I think it says a lot about me that I only had sparkly embossing powders! So I used a clear one with a subtle silver glint and a more full on glittery silver. It gives a bit of a muted, patchy - in a good way - look. I have to say I'm really chuffed with it! I took some inspiration from Ambers card too but cutting up my butterfly stamps and also with the sentiment, I kept the layout a bit more 'me' and simplified it, and added some twine to tie in the kraft card base. It's a pretty picture heavy post but I hope you like it and thanks for looking!

Dynamic Duos - these colours -->
Cute Card Thursday - Gardeners World
Supplies; **ETA Argghh! Sorry to Aud and Caroline! I just read 2 lovely comments from you then accidentally deleted them instead of published! :-( So sorry! But thank you for your comments! :-)**


Leta said...

Really lovely card. Colours are so nice on the eye. I haven't had the courage to cut up my Tim Holtz Papillion stamp set yet although I cut up a Hero Arts background stamp in a previous class.

tilly's crafts said...

gorgeous card and that background is so effective! love it!
Kim x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card, love how you've done the background and lovely butterflies.
Lorraine x

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Looks like you've been paying attention in class as this gorgeous card really highlights the fantastic techniques you've been learning. Thanks for choosing the colours at Dynamic Duos.

Melissa said...

This is stunningly beautiful! Love what you've done with the collage! Wow! Thank you for joining us at Dynamic Duos! :)

Anne Marie Hile said...

Absolutely gorgeous collage, Beth! Wow! The pop of sparkle around the sentiment is a wonderful touch. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)