Thursday, 10 February 2011

No challenges today, just me trying out new stamps doing something a bit different.  I had seen a picture in a magazine of a card, not handmade but printed, of flowers making up the heart shape. When I received these new stamps I wanted to do the same kind of thing only with butterflies and insects. I had a small heart shaped box of chocolates which my daughters kindly polished off for me Lol and I used one of the cardboard sides to draw a heart shape. That gave the basic template then I could stamp my insects to fit the shape starting off with the largest moth and working downwards in size. I watercoloured the moth and butterfly and went over their wings with glossy accents plus the beetle. I used rock candy distress stickles to add a glittery effect to all of the bees wings. Distress ink in tea dye and antique linen added shading. The sentiment was a rub on. Bit different I know but Husband likes nature as do I so hopefully he will like it rather than a sick bucket inducing card that you can buy Lol. Thanks for looking x Vinny


  1. It's a great idea, My OH doesn't really 'do' cards, and is really underwhelmed by cards normally. I recently discovered that he likes texture. So now, I add metal, or something with a touchy feely nature to his cards.
    I really like the vintage nature of your card, the black and cream colour scheme is fabulous, and I'm sure that your Hubby will be very impressed! Judith xx

  2. lovely idea, like the colours too.