Tuesday 28 October 2014

shimmer and silhouettes !!

to make this card i cut a strip of digi card and inked it using tim holtz distress inks, to make a background. i stamped this panel with my floral image and sentiment, using an archival black ink pad. i mat and layered this onto some black and then the 5x7" card blank. i used a scrap of card and stamped some butterflies, again using the black ink pad. i coloured the butterfly with the same shades of tim holtz distress markers. i added more detail with some iridescent watercolour paint from cosmic shimmer. i cut these out using the elegant butterfly punch from stampin' up! and attached them onto my card using foam pads in the centre. for this card i used the papillon potpourri, for my family and just believe stamp sets from stampin' up!

 i realise i don't always show the inside of my cards, but thought i would share it this time... i used the purple ink pad to create a coloured cardstock which faded to white space in the centre, i added black ink around the edges to frame the mat a bit more. i stamped and coloured a small butterfly in the bottom corner and added my message sentiments to the centre. i used two stamps to create the verse, one from lili of the valley and the 'happy birthday' from SU! in the stamp set matching the front.



  1. thankyou for your comment, I love your card for this sketch too!! Mx

  2. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

  3. beautiful background! very pretty card! really like your take on the sketch! thanks for joining us this week at CAS(E) This Sketch!