Hello and a warm welcome to my blog :) Today I am sharing a card that I have created for the Country View Challenge blog's July challenge - 'Things with Wings'. http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
I have used stamps from Visible Images - Butterfly Inkognito, Chocolate Baroque - Just Butterflies and a sentiment from Sheena Douglass sets; Distress Oxides - Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilised Amber, Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade, Fossilised Amber, Black Soot, Black Versafine Ink, gold glitter texture paste, clear embossing powder, gold marker pen and clear Sparkle pen.
On a piece of white card I have created a colourwash with the DOs by putting them onto my glass mat, adding water then patting and swirling the card over the inks to mix them on the card. I repeated this on a spare piece of white card.
Next I stamped the large butterfly in black ink and embossed it with clear powder on the background panel. I then blended black DI around the edges.
I then stamped and embossed two smaller images onto the spare card, added Sparkle pen to the wings, and cut them out.
I used the gold pen around the edges of the panel then matted it onto black card. I placed the front of a white base card into a 'Textures' folder and embossed it, then blended DI's around the edges, emphasising the pattern. I attached the panel to the base card then added the small butterflies.
To finish the card off I added a sentiment in black ink.
I am so pleased with this design and the way all the elements come together. Although I have used butterflies, I think that the main focal image would suit male and female cards of all ages for many occasions.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, I do hope you've enjoyed this post and will pop by again soon :)