Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Happiness Butterfly

I was feeling colorful today, so decided to break out my distress inks on some glossy card stock and create a colorful background.  Then I made it into this card.....
What I used:  
Glossy cardstock
Tim Holtz distress mini ink pads
VersaFine Claire Nocturne ink pad
Impression-Obsession Butterfly Bliss clear stamp set CL171
Impression-Obsession stamp Happiness Is a Butterfly D1381
Technique Junkies Shimmering Bliss in the color Dazzle
 
To make my background, I started with glossy card stock.  I used my mini TH distress inks, and rubbed colors intermittently, directly from the pad, onto the card stock. I was careful to place the spots of colors in a pleasing arrangement, and colors that blend well close to each other.  I didn't want to create muddy colors.

Next, I spritzed the inked panel with Dazzle Shimmering Bliss.   I let the colors spread and run as I sprayed the SB onto the colors.  I removed the sprayer from the bottle, and used the bottom of the sprayer tube to drop some spatters onto the almost dry panel.  This created those light spots.  I spattered some on also for smaller spots.

I can't tell you how excited I was, as this is so extremely shimmery and vibrant in real life!  My photos do not do it justice.
When the panel was completely dry, I used the VF Claire pad to stamp the images and verse.  I used a heat tool to dry the ink, then put it aside to dry completely.

I outlined the panel with the black ink, and mounted it onto a white A2 card front.  I decided to leave it as it was, and not add anything to it.  I really wanted the beauty of the black against those shimmery colors to take center stage.
I hope you are enjoying these last few days of summer.  I am looking forward to fall, myself.  My fall stamping has begun, although I deviated just this time to make this card for some challenges.  But, actually, now that I'm really looking at it, these colors definitely say fall to me!

I am entering my card in these challenges:  

Impression-Obsession - Rainbow colors
Allsorts Challenge - Create a scene
Cards In Envy - Feels like fall
Dragonfly Journeys - Fall festival of colors
Make My Monday - Fall colors

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit and your comments.

Blessings,


 

6 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Make My Monday. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Regards,
    Mia
    craftartista.blogspot.com {My Blog}

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  2. Wow, what a marvelous card, Lynda! I love the results of the application of inks and the beautiful gloss of the card. Wonderful artwork!

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  3. A very pretty creation, many thanks for joining in with our 'Create a Scene' theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  4. Beautiful background! I love all the colors and shimmer. Thank you for playing with us over at Cards in Envy!

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  5. Gorgeous!! Loving all the pretty colors!
    Thank you so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge this month!
    Ellie

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  6. Hi Lynda! Such a beautiful background you've created and a great sentiment too. Thanks so much for joining my Fall Festival of Colors blog challenge. A winner will be chosen tonight ~ Good Luck :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

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