Tuesday, January 29, 2019

More Than You Know

Today I'm playing with color variations of coral, and my distress inks, in my studio.  I'm crazy about this Technique Junkies butterfly, and fabulous Curved Bamboo background.
 Technique Junkies stamps:  Curved Bamboo
                                           Big Butterfly
                                           Wisdom of Oz  

I embossed the  Curved Bamboo background and the Big Butterfly onto white card stock, using Rose Gold embossing powder, one of my favorite ep's.  For the background, I brushed distress inks onto the bamboo embossed panel. 

I added a strip of rose gold washi tape along the left edge, and attached the panel to a white A2 card front with craft foam for dimension. 

The embossing powder and the washi tape are very close in color in real life.

For the embossed butterfly, I used my ink blending tool to add distress inks in various shades of coral and pink, and  used a tissue to wipe the excess from the embossing.  I love the way the coral color plays nicely with the rose gold ep.  

I added the butterfly to the bamboo panel with foam tape, slightly curving the wings.  Some pearls from my stash, and some distress ink spatters finish off the front of my card. 

For the inside, I stamped a portion of the bamboo, and the butterfly going off of the card. 
I brushed ink to match, then added a stamped panel with the phrase from the Wisdom of Oz set.  I used foam tape to attach the verse.  

I also added a strip of washi tape to the inside, and wrapped it around to the back of the card, as I didn't want it as wide.  

 The washi tape gives the back of the card a nice look, also.  Of course, I had to add some spatters inside, also. 

I hope you are inspired by my card.  I will be using that bamboo, and the butterfly, a lot.  Especially since they emboss so well.  I will use this card when someone needs encouragement.  I think it would also make a great graduation or retirement card, or any life-changing event.

You can use my code, TJ10Lynda, to get 10% off these stamps, or any stamps in the Technique Junkies store.

I am adding my card to:
Allsorts Challenge - Friend
Crafty Creations Challenge - Anything goes
Little Red Wagon - Projects with washi tape
Simon Say Monday Challenge - Love is in the air

I appreciate your visit to my blog.  Your comments mean so much to me, and encourage me in my art. 




  1. Beautiful stamping Lynda! I enjoyed seeing it very much! I loved reading you 'about you' paragraph up there too! :D <3

  2. wow - this is stunning. I would love to receive this through the post. Thanks for joining in with my challenge at Allsorts.
    Lynn x

  3. Gorgeous card. I like the way you've carried the theme through to the inside.

  4. SO gorgeous and elegant! LOve your beautiful gold embossing and the inside of the card is amazing too!! Thanks for sharing the love with us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, Maura

  5. Beautiful and lovely card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts' Friends theme;-))m

  6. The colours are stunning - a really lovely creation. Thank you for joining our 'Friends' challenge this week at Allosrts.

    Kath x

  7. So very gorgeous - the golf embossing powder on that butterfly is so stunning. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)


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