Thursday, August 15, 2019

For All You've Done

Just breezing by with another card to share! Card blog challenges have sure been boosting my creativity and I'm loving it. 

My Thank You card was made quickly and it will be easy to mail too. Not a sequin or jewel on it, HA! Just stamps paper and ink and a bit of twine. 

The die cut greenery (Gathered Garden stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink) form an elegant silhouette. 

I'm happy to be entering it in these challenges: 

Freshly Made Sketches

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Midsummer Blues 

Keeping this short sweet and simple today. Have a wonderful weekend! 

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!

Shimmering Butterfly Mandala

There is nothing I like better than trying out new products and new techniques. Always learning something new and having the ability to play are two of the factors that keep me in love with stamping! 
You can see the result in today's card.

I began by embossing the Butterfly Mandala stamp (WPlus9) in white onto Ranger Distress Watercolor Paper. This is a huge stamp that is intricate in detail and covers most of a card front with lacy leaves and butterflies in a circular shape. Isn't it gorgeous?

Then I added Nuvo Shimmer Powders in Atlantis Burst and Falling Leaves. When you sprinkle the tiniest bits of these powders and add water, they burst into many colors and flow together to blend beautifully. The result is AMAZING! Varying the placement of the powder and the amount of water enables you to watercolor a gorgeous background. I can't wait to do this again! 

This card was sent to a friend who is quite amazing herself. I die cut the sentiment, using three layers of the die to give dimensions. I doubt using the sequins was a good idea in the end for this card. But you know I just couldn't resist a bit more sparkle. 

Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog. I hope you have a fabulous day!

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!