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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Butterfly Collage

Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this weekend is about background stamps!  I love my background stamps and they have always been the first stamps I am drawn too.
I actually started this project from last weeks project.  Those frames I used in my project had to be misted. Whenever I am misting a shape I love to throw it on a piece of white cardstock so I can pick up the reverse image on the cardstock.

This was the leftover pieces from my previous project. I cut it down to use the portion of the background I wanted in my piece.

I stamped the background script stamp using Versamark watermark ink onto the background. I heat embossed the script with white embossing powder.

I then added a layer of poppies using versamark watermark ink and white embossing powder.  I also stamped a butterfly on the other misted scrap with no stencil.  I embossed the butterfly with white embossing powder.  I stamped the sentiment onto white cardstock and cut it into a shape of a banner. I decided to add a hint of orange to my pieces and used a sponge to apply orange dye ink.

The edges were distressed and added to a distressed cardbase. I spritzed a white flower with orange dye ink and added it to the center of the butterfly.

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  1. Suzz this looks absolutely beautiful!! I can never get my white embossing to work this well!

  2. Fabulous Suzz. What a great use of left overs. Love the colours.

  3. Suzz...I love the background that resulted from what some might consider "trash". That spritzed and masked background is amazing! :) I really love the white embossed poppies that you've asymmetrically added to the design. Then, the addition of the dimensional butterfly with the sweet little flower in the center...PERFECT! <3 Candy

  4. Hi Suzz, I always love how you use your left over pieces to such great effect, perfect example shown here. The white embossed poppies really pop set against the background. Lovely rich colours too. The butterfly with the dimensional flower set in the centre is very eye catching. Love your use of the weathered clock in the background too. Tracy x x

  5. Absolutely fabulous stamping Sue! Love how you usd your leftover piece and built all those layers on top. Gorgeous colours too.

  6. coo what a lovely piece of artwork Sue. The white embossed poppies look amazing against all your other layers.

  7. Gosh this is gorgeous, fabulous background
    Rosie x

  8. OOOh this is gorgeous, Suzz! I love it!! The blending of color is a really nice touch, too!

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  9. Beautiful card, Suzz! Love that you've used leftover pieces from a previous project! I need to do that more too! And what a stunning result! Love the white stamping! Hugs, Sandra

  10. This looks amazing.. What a wonderful background..


  11. Love your card technique. thanks as always for sharing.

  12. Wonderful use of color in this "feast for the eyes" creation!!

  13. Very pretty. I really like the colours and how you put everything together.

  14. So gorgeous! Love the build-up of stamps in so many layers.

  15. Completely stunning - way up there with my all-time favourites of yours, Suzz!
    Alison x

  16. Cool! I have that Tim Holtz die cut, so I'll definitely have to try out this background on one of my cards in the future. The collage you built over yours is amazingly beautiful and romantic.

  17. Absolutely fabulous Sue and once again you have made a stunning card from your leftovers. I love all the white embossing and the colours are gorgeous.

    Lesley Xx


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