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.




  1. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Make My Monday. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
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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!

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

    B x

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

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

  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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