Monday, 16 May 2011

Daring Cardmakers - May Bugs


This weeks challenge from Daring Cardmakers features the Darling BUGS of May. For this card I decided on  shabby chic and an emboss-resist  technique I'd seen over at Jennifer Mcguire's site.



For the background I stamped the flower and butterfly image onto cream watercolour paper with clear emboss powder and set it with a heat gun. I put a few drops of water-based inks onto an acrylic block, spritzed it with water and lay the watercolour paper on top to absorb the colour. After the ink had dried,  I rubbed over the image with a piece of kitchen paper removing any ink that had settled on the embossed image. The stamped image risists the ink and you get a nice crisp image that stands out from the background. I like this technique because each time I use it I get a unique background of colour and pattern.  I then stamped the ornate frame in a contrasting colour and accented the flower using the colour makers. I further distressed the paper, rolling the corners and roughing the edges of the paper. Rubbing over the image again to remove any marker mistakes, I finished the card with a couple of strands of lilac ribbon, a punched butterfly  and a little stamped tag. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like the card.


Equipment and materials used on this project.
Purple and Gold cardstock and watercolour paper sourced from local art shop
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
Ecoline inks - 318 and 507
Tombow markers 177,192,673,676
My Paper World "Flowers and Butterflies" stamps 400300100
Prima 'Wings" 536350 for the frame
Versacolor Royal Blue 18

8 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card and thanks for the details of how you made it! Di x

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  2. Thanks for the clear instructions on how you created this beautiful card!!! Stunning! Amyxx

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  3. Lovely card - thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

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  4. Such a beautiful subtle colour combo!

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  5. the colouring on this card is just so perfect. Thanks for joining in with the Darlin' Bugs of may challenge on Daring Cardmakers this week:)

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  6. this is so pretty - the flowers and butterflies look gorgeous

    jo x

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  7. Lovely card and a great technique.

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  8. The colours you've used here are so beautiful - all soft and delicate. Lovely!
    thank you for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers A Darlin' BUGS of May challenge.

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