For those of you who are not familiar with our bi-weekly challenge, we offer an inspiration photo to inspire you to design your card (in your choice of card-making style and/or styles). We ask that you include our inspiration photo in your blog post along with an explanation of what inspired you from our photo for your card.
I love this beautiful butterfly and was inspired by the green background, the jewel tones of the butterfly to create a Mixed Media card!
In my continuing effort to use some of my older stamps, I paired a few retired Stampin’ Up! stamps with a verse from a current stamp set, Scripture Collection 4 (Divinity Designs, LLC). I also used various mediums- watercolor crayons and powders, water-based markers, shimmer paint, washi tape, ModPodge®, white paint pen, Nuvo® jewel drops- the entire kitchen sink from my stash!
Most of you know that I enjoy participating with online challenges and am also playing along with the Addicted to Stamps and More #401 Make Your Mark Challenge, the WatercoolerWednesday WWC311 “Kath’s Challenge: All Things Feminine” and the Retro Rubber #154 “Anything Goes” Challenge.
One of the requirements from the Retro Rubber Challenge is to use stamps that are over one year old- the butterfly stamp is from 2011 and music background stamp is from 2000.
If you have not had a chance to visit The Card Concept, or the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!
To create this card:
Sprinkle a small amount of Leaf Green Brushos® over the background, spritz with water, tilt the paper to spread the water, blot off the excess and dry with a heat tool.
Ink the Music Score background stamp with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and randomly press the background panel onto the background stamp.
De-static the upper right-hand area of the panel with an embossing powder tool, ink the verse sentiment from Scripture Collection 4 with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, stamp onto the prepared panel, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.
Apply Frost White Shimmer Paint over the background with a water brush and stamp a few splatters with a small stamp from Timeless Textures with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.
Distress the edges with a distressing tool, add the strips of washi tape and mount onto a piece of black cardstock. Adhere the entire panel onto a white card base.
Ink the Wonderful Wings image using Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, stamp onto the prepared panel, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.
Once the embossing has cooled, scribble the watercolor crayons onto a glass surface and use a water brush to watercolor the image. Add additional coloring with water-based markers and once dry, fussy-cut the image.
Use a black Pitt-Penn™ marker to cover the cut edges and mount onto the card front.
Use a foam brush to apply Gloss ModPodge® to the butterfly wings and an extra fine white paint pen to add a few white splatter dots in the background.
Finish off the card with Nuvo™ Morning Dew Jewel Drops.
Stamp Sets: Scripture Collection 4 (Divinity Designs LLC); retired Stampin’ Up! sets- Wonderful Wings, Musical Score Background, Timeless Textures
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, Tim Holtz™ Mowed Lawn Distress Ink; retired Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Crayons- Green Galore, Gable Green, Always Artichoke, Pink Passion, Orchid Opulence, Tempting Turquoise; Stampin’ Write Markers- Gorgeous Grape, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise; Pitt Penn™ Black Pen, Leaf Green Brushos®, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Nuvo™ Morning Dew Jewel Drops, Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen, Gloss ModPodge®
Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Thanks again for taking the time to visit! We would love for you to create a card based on our inspiration photo and join us at The Card Concept! The challenge is open until March 29th at noon EDT.