Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Thanks a Lot Butterfly

Hello all – I’m back and today it is a card for this month’s Inspiration Emporium challenge: Falling for Faux. A faux technique that I’ve always like is faux linen and there is a great tutorial on SplitCoastStampers for it. You can check it out HERE.


I created my faux linen background using the following steps:

  • 1. Stamp alphabet background from CMS057 School Desk in French Ultramarine multiple times on glossy cardstock.
  • 2. Scratch up the background using sandpaper and the sandpaper grip.
  • 3. Sponge Gathered Twigs Distress Ink onto the background, making sure to really work it into the scratches.
  • 4. More sanding to finish.


I used a couple of Lawn Fawn stamps for the butterfly and the sentiment. When stamping on white cardstock that I will color with Copics I use Memento Tuxedo Black ink, however for non-coloring stamping I use the Jet Black Archival Ink.  The Jet Black ink seems to stamp darker with better coverage which I like.

I used a few Label Letters to add to the sentiment and embellished the butterfly with Rusty Hinge Distress Glitter. The designer papers are from Graphic 45 – love these colors, reminds of me a cozy quilt.


For a final bit of embellishment I adhered some vanilla sequins here and there, added a mini clip and a small piece of crocheted trim.

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  1. Beautiful, although now you've made me want to buy another distress glitter. ;)

  2. I LOVE your card Danielle. Fantastic textures and love the glitter on the butterfly.

    Jocelyn x


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