Hello Crafters !
I received a newsletter from Outlines last week with the surprising news that they are closing. I'm sad to hear this as Outlines has been one of my favourite stamp companies, their stamps are fun to work with. I will treasure my Outlines Stamp collection.
I started this card for the March 26th Outline challenge which was planned to be 'Going Buggy - Winged things'. Once I read the news, there wasn't a hurry to complete the card, but today I've finished it. Because this is not entered into an challenge with Outlines, I added a non-Outlines sentiment.
The background was once again created with Tom Bow markers, Water & Salt. (Tom Bows 673, 676 & 703). I sprayed Purple Glimmer mist over the background. Nice effect but hard to see in the photo. I kept the card large as I didn't want to cut any of the water colour off. It's such a neat technique, I'm always intrigued with the interesting results.
I stamped Outlines H61 Flutterfly Lg & embossed with Silver EP. I stamped twice to 3D the inner section of the butterfly. I blended Milled Lavender & Dusty Concord Inks to colour and then added Mica colour Interference paints over top. I cut an extra body from a third Butterfly to add one more layer. I added some Dusty Concord Distress Ink onto my non-stick mat, added a little water and brushed it to the outside border of the wings. I also used a little dark Purple Smooch in the spots. A little Diamond Stickles was added along the edges and the body. I popped up the layers as show and onto the background.
The sentiment is by Kaisercraft CS921 (set of 4) which was stamped with Memento Sweet Plum Dye ink. I blended a little Milled Lavender Ink over and again added some Mica colour paints and distressed the edges. I rounded the corners with a little punch. The finishing touches are some rhinestones, ribbon and Starform corner & border stickers.
Well that's all for today. Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend.