Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Just Saying Hello Challenge Card

Weather here has been exquisite.  The temperature has been hovering in the high 60's and low 70's for several days now.  I have been taking full advantage, especially after our long, l o n g, cold, never-ending winter here!  Working in my garden has been taking up a good deal of my time.  I love planting, weeding, nurturing, and enjoying my garden.

I took a break this afternoon to do some stamping and playing in my craft room.  I was beginning to go into withdrawal!  For my card today I used Tim Holtz distress inks, the Painted Butterflies set from Altenew, the 'hello' die from WPlus9, and gold pigment from FineTec.  
I really had fun with this one.  I love the layering stamps, and this butterfly set from Altenew has several different butterflies in all shapes and orientations, each with layering options.  Distress ink colors I used are tumbled glass, salty ocean, and chipped sapphire; then I added some gold highlights with the FineTec Inca Gold mica pigments.  'Just saying' is from the same stamp set.
I created a background piece using the glazed glass background technique.  You can see Sandy Allnock's tutorial on this technique here: .  I used this technique on a card in my March 27th post HERE , where I used the Altenew peonies.  Here is a close-up of the background I created with this technique, which I used as a frame for the Just saying and from which I die cut the 'hello.'
I layered up hello by cutting and stacking three layers, then outlined the outside in gold.  I used foam tape to raise the Just saying panel. Finished with a spattering of the inks.

This card is for the following challenges:

Faux glazed glass background piece
Close up of the background pieces for hello and just saying

That's it for today.  The sun is getting ready to set, so I think I will go outside for a bit and catch a glimpse.  I am still in awe of nature's beauty!



  1. Beautiful card! Love that amazing background!! So pretty!

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