Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Gold Sequins Butterfly

I do NOT have time to be playing around with card challenges, but the new Runway Inspired Challenge could NOT be ignored!!  Plus I got over the half-way mark with my novella that's due June 1, so I deserved a little creative therapy.  Right?

I used a combination of old and new supplies for this card.  I started with Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Broken China. The background stamp is from Stampin' Up! with a copyright date of 2002. I added a little grunge feel with Black Arrow Washi tape from CTMH, some of it colored with Copic markers in B24 and G28.  After the Washi tape was down, I used a spritzer to add shimmer tinted water. I dropped, spritzed, whapped, and touched all over trying to get a good reaction, but I think I laid down too thick a layer of the distress ink.

The butterfly was cut using CTMH Artiste cartridge.  I added gold with a metallic pigment ink to the corners and embossed them with gold detail powder.  I then added splotches of more gold by using the direct to paper technique with just the pigment pad.  The gold sequins are from CTMH.

The sentiment is from CTMH "Banner Wishes" which I attached using yellow tinted staples.

This isn't my normal look, but I like how it turned out.  However, now I really need to get back to the job at hand which is a birthday card for my son-in-law.  Somehow a motorcycle morphed into a butterfly. 

How does that happen???

Until next time,


  1. Creative therapy is always important!

  2. Congrats on making it half-way through your novella! Always fun to celebrate achievements with some crafting, hehe. I just love your beautiful, shimmery card! Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway :)


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