Butterflies & Miracles

Wednesday, March 11, 2015



There's just four days left of Cupcake Inspiration's 300th Challenge Celebration!  If you haven't already, go check it out!  Lots of sponsors and awesome prizes!

Today I have a springtime card for you--


I used Everyday Miracles digital stamps by Sweet N Sassy.  I painted the butterflies using Tim Holtz Distress Inks with a top layer of some water color paints.  The background was sponged using the ghosting technique with Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Versamark, clear emboss powder and Pretty Posies stamp set by Paper Sweeties.  After embossing and sponging, I added a few water droplets and enamel dots.

At first, I was going for something elegant, but after doing the background and using distress inks and watercolor paints, I'd say I've created more of a mixed media card.

I should give a shout out to StampNation for the class on Dye Inks as I used some of the techniques from the class (ghosting) on my card.  





For Following Challenges:

Paper Sweeties March Challenge

The Shabby Tea Room #247 - Pop of Pink

The Card Concept #30 - Thinking of You

House of Cards - March Challenge - Enamel Dots

Miracle Blessings!
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17 comments :

Kristie Goulet said...

This is so pretty, Nance! Love the background and your gorgeous butterflies! Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept!

Kerin said...

OH MY this card is gorgeous!! So beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

Debbie said...

So pretty, Nance! The butterflies are beautiful and how pretty are those sweet posies from Paper Sweeties with some of your 'signature' enamel dots!! Thanks for sharing with us this month at Paper Sweeties!!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Just beautiful, Nance! Your background is amazing! And those butterflies fit perfect to the whole miracle concept!

Mynn Kitchen said...

Absolutely STUNNING, Nance! The colors are AMAZING and I adore the gorgeous butterflies! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sweeties! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

PS: I hope you link this up with us at House of Cards--we're looking for enamel dots! ;)

Toni said...

I LOVE this card! Seriously LOVE! So bright and happy!

Toni
HOC DC

Donna said...

What a gorgeous, vibrant, cheery card! Glad you joined us at House of Cards. Donna (HOC Design Team)

Donna Nuce said...

I love your background technique on this card and your butterflies are gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at the House of Cards.

Becca Cruger said...

Oh my goodness this is oh so lovely!!!! That vibrant background just screams with summertime bliss. GORGEOUS!!

Geri said...

Totally soft & pretty! Your ink blending is flawless! Love the colors you chose - they really make the embossed images pop! The butterflies are AMAZING! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Card Concept Challenge :)

Mynn Kitchen said...

Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx ;)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Nance, your butterflies look so real! Such a lovely design!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Paper Sweeties March Inspiration Challenge!!

Dana Joy said...

Oh such a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards.

Donna said...

Lovely background and gorgeously butterflies, glad you joined us at House of Cards. Donna, HOC Design Team member

Cheryl said...
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Cheryl said...

What a gorgeous card! Those butterflies look so real, and the soft background behind them rocks! Thanks so much for joining us in the Paper Sweeties Waiting for Spring Challenge!

Barbara Rankin said...

Beautiful card, Nance. Love your butterflies on that gorgeous background. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards. Barbara

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