Happy Friday! I didn't plan on posting another card before the holidays are over, but yesterday I finally sorted a little bit through my craft desk and ended up with a nice and clean work area :-) I actually felt like making a card and decided to play along in this week's Allsorts "Blue Bingo" Challenge. (Who needs another batch of cookies anyway??)
I used the top line from the bingo grid.
I started out by stencilling the dots onto Neenah Solar White card stock using a blue distress ink. Then stamped the Penny Black stamp Gathering Together using vintage photo distress ink. The large butterfly was stamped again on xpress it blending card, and I colored it with copic markers and fussy cut. A glue dot and dimensionals were used to adhere the butterfly to the card. Edges were distressed and inked using vintage photo ink. The sentiment is from the set "Snippets" also from Penny Black and I used some jute twine to tie a bow. Wink of Stella was applied to the butterfly to give it a little sparkle.
The card front was matted onto kraft card stock then onto a soft sky card base.
Below is a card I made with a card front that I worked on first but messed up. I used pan pastels in this case for the butterfly and the stencilling, but after applying wink of stella to the butterfly it turned it almost looked green, probably because the distress ink I used to stamp the butterly smeared a little bit. But I didn't want to throw it away so I created a slightly different version of the same card.
I left off the sentiment and used a piece of burlap with hemp and jute twine instead.
And that is all from me for now...I will be back January 1st!