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
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