Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Just a Note

I haven't made a card in quite a while (lots of holiday gallivanting going on this month) but wanted to join in on the personal scramble that Linda organised over in the Hero Arts Flickr group.

As Scramble themes are only revealed at the start of the allotted 90 minute time frame, I decided to make the theme as much of a surprise for me as possible by jotting down various options on pieces of paper and drawing three of these out of a bag. I ended up with use a die, use only one colour as well as black, white or kraft, and add sparkle.

I started by stamping a Hero Arts mint to green ombré ink pad on white card. The pad was stamped twice with the second stamping a little lower than the original one. Oh I love this yummy ink - thanks again, Linda for sending to to me:)

After die cutting the butterfly I added some gems and diamond stickles. The butterfly is so sparkly in real life but I found it impossible to capture all the sparkle in a photo.

I embossed a panel of white card and stamped the sentiment. The panel was added to the card base with foam pads.

Die - Butterfly (Hero Arts), Stamp - Everyday Sayings (Hero Arts), Ink - mint to green ombré ink (Hero Arts) and Embossing Folder - Floral Cuts (Docrafts)

Needless to say the stickles on the butterfly hadn't dried by the time it came to adding it to the card so I ended up with sparkly fingers and thumbs. Of course I should have added the stickles after I had stuck the butterfly on the card rather than when it was first die cut - oh well I can often be afflicted by brain scramble when I take part in a Scramble:) Thanks again for the fun Scramble, Linda!

I'm also submitting this card in Simon Says Stamps Sparkle and Shine Challenge.


Cindy C. said...

What a great idea to make yourself a surprise theme!! And your card is beautiful Heather!!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Heather! It's so elegant, and I love the pretty butterfly.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Lin said...

That WAS just like a real scramble - great idea and a fantastic result, Heather! I love what you did!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wow, Heather, just love your process with the sparkly butterfly! So glad you're enjoying the ombre ink - it looks amazing on the die!! Thanks for playing along on my challenge!

Dawn Turley said...

sounds as if a great summer has been had. Happy to see you back here. Great idea to give yourself the challenge. Your card is really lovely.

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