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Aug 6, 2017

Penny Black and More - August Challenge

Hello, I am back today with my card for this month's Penny Black and More challenge. This month we'd like to see "All Creatures Great and Small".
This card was quick to make, I wanted to work ahead last month so I wouldn't have to make cards while I had overseas visitor. Not so sure I like how it turned out, but even though my visit has now left, there wasn't enough time to make another card...But at least I enjoyed making this as it's been ages since I've done this technique - not sure if it's called "ghosting" or "emboss resist".

I first stamped the sentiment using black stazon ink on white glossy card stock. Then I stamped the butterflies using versamark ink. They were heat embossed using white embossing powder.
Next I used distress inks to ink up the background. Added the ribbon and twine and them mounted on turquoise and white card stock. 
The stamp set I used is called "Snippets" by Penny Black, both the butterflies and sentiment are from this set.

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  1. Great resist stamping and inking Ellie, the graduated colours are very effective, rather like that sentiment as well, may need to check that one out.

    Have a good Sunday.

    B x

  2. Great effect and not a stamp set I am familiar with. Lynn x

  3. Nice and bright - I love that! It might have been a quick card but it's very effective xxxxx

  4. Gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the butterflies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Anonymous16:00

    this is so pretty, ellie! i love how the butterflies pop against the background and the sentiment is perfect! fabulous holiday pics!

  6. Super card, love the butterfly stamp, it is perfect for white embossing powder, gorgeous colours too. x

  7. So pretty! It reminds me of all the butterflies in my garden right now. They are loving the purple coneflower and marigolds. Can't go wrong with a butterfly card. They make everyone smile!

  8. This is gorgeous Ellie, fab design. Great inking too!
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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