Friday, October 7, 2016

Wild Card - Day 1

I've been taking Online Card Classes' newest class, "Wild Card," this week. The focus of the class is on shaped & interactive cards. Debby Hughes had a lesson on Day 1 on making shaped cards. My card was inspired by hers.

I used the largest of DoCrafts' Xcut "Butterflies 1" dies to cut a piece of 140 lb. watercolor paper. I inked it with Distress inks in Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, & Candied Apple, and spritzed it with my homemade Perfect Pearls + water mist. When that had dried, I spritzed it lightly with my Distress Sprayer, to get larger water drops on it. I let that sit for several seconds, then blotted up the water, which bleached the color underneath.

For my greeting, I used Hero Arts' "Acts of Kindness" stamp set. I stamped one of the greetings on a vellum strip in Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with Recollections Gold Detail embossing powder. I also used a heart from the stamp set for the butterfly's body. I stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black ink, so I could more easily keep track of where I had stamped, and heat embossed it with Stampendous Marcasite embossing powder. (This is a black embossing powder that has sparkles in it. It's hard to get the glitter to show up in the photo!) When that had cooled, I adhered my vellum on top, and trimmed the ends of the strip to follow the outline of the butterfly.

I finished my card by creating a card base from white cardstock, and adhering my card front to that. I really like how this mini card came out! I will send it to Darlene at Live Love Cards, to send a note of encouragement to a Meals on Wheels recipient.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp's Work It Wednesday: Use Red, Orange, Yellow, and/or Brown
Pile It On Challenge #118: Sparkle
Die Cut Divas: Time to Emboss
Incy Wincy Designs: All that Glitters


  1. This is so gorgeous! Love how you colored and embossed the butterfly-some lucky senior will love recieving this. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's embossing challenge!

  2. Great idea to use the hearts on the body of the butterfly!

  3. What a beautiful butterfly and I never think to use vellum so you can still see the beauty of the butterfly underneath. Lovely card.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  4. Beautiful butterfly. Thank you for joining in the All That Glitters challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

  5. Beautiful card - love the colours!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x


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