Sunday, 25 February 2018

Embossed butterfly and oxide inks.


Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying your weekend. I'm alternating between housework and card making so I'm happy!

I was inspired by the photo at Inkspirational for this card.


I'm not a big coffee drinker and don't have any coffee stamps, but thought I'd go with circles, the butterfly and the gorgeous browns.

I embossed the butterfly diecut with some new powders I bought, Lindy's Stamp Gang cafe au lait (sounds like coffee lol!) and midnight bronze. I used versamark to get the powder to stick.

The circle was inked with distress oxides in antique linen and walnut stain, and walnut stain is on the circle border too. I sprritzed the circle with water and got a frothy coffee look! I dried it and embossed with a dot matrix folder for a bit of texture.

The sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers mix mash set and it's embossed with the cafe lait powder. 

I'm linking up to a few challenges.

At Less is More the team is celebrating their 7th birthday with a dry embossing theme.


At AAA Cards it's diecuts only, although stamped sentiments are allowed.
I hope the dry embossing is ok on the diecut.


At Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge the theme is butterfly.
My mixed media elements include wet and dry embossing, stamping, diecuts, oxide inks and vellum.


At Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, the theme is grunge it up.
I've distressed and spritzed the circle element and have given the butterfly a patchy grungy look with the combined embossing powders.

Simon Monday Challenge Blog Logo


Supplies:
Spellbinders circle dies; Memory Box Luna and Oriel butterfly dies'Lindys Stamp Gang embossing powder; versamark ink; vellum; distress oxide inks; Sizzix dot matrix embossing folder; Happy Little Stampers Mix Mash sentiment stamp.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

24 comments:

  1. Lovely butterfly. Great design with beautiful rich colors. Thanks for joining in with us at AAA Cards.

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  2. I knew exactly what challenge your card was for even before scrolling down to see. Simply stunning take on it!!

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  3. How gorgeous! Loving the texture on the circle and the butterfly is stunning in the coffee colours. Thanks for playing along with the current challenge at AAA Cards.

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  4. This is a beautiful take on the inspiration picture. I love your take on it and the texture is wonderful as well as the colors your used.

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  5. Wow, this card is superb from the embossed butterfly to the textured circle. Love the contrast of the dark card and the vellum butterfly.

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  6. I love all the techniques you were able to use and still end up with such a clean and simple card! I love the dark colors, all the texture and details. Thanks for joining us at Less Is More and Inkspirational!

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  7. Wow! Gorgeous card love the embossing butterfly on vellum great idea! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

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  8. Stunning! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

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  9. wow, so gorgeous. I love the neutral tones and the touch of sparkle on your butterfly :)

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  10. Funny how we aren't big on coffee stamps here in Oz! I don't think I have any either. What you have taken from that gorgeous inspiration photo is just beautiful. The background for your butterfly is gorgeous with that little bit of embossing. Your butterfly is beyond beautiful. So delicate. A drop dead gorgeous card Cathy. I did mention gorgeous didn't I. LOL

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  11. Wow, Cathy ... a fabulous, texture-y background that mimics the coffee inspiration picture brilliantly ... and that butterfly ... gorgeous ... it's positively blissful! Hugs, Anita :)

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  12. This is GORGEOUS, good luck with all the challenges you have managed to combine this with

    Kathyk

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  13. Oh my this is just STUNNING! THat butterfly looks as if the wings are powdered. Fabulous.

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  14. Gorgeous card Cathy, I myself prefer a good cup of tea....lol...
    Love how you have used your imagination.
    sharon :)

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  15. What an eye-catching card, Cathy! I love it! Fabulous colour combo! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

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  16. Lovely interpretation of the challenge! The card is beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at HLS!

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  17. Totally perfect for our challenge and it really looks beautiful with your clever techniques. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

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  18. This proves that you don't need coffee related stamps to make the perfect card for the challenge! Truly gorgeous!

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  19. Very beautiful card. Lovely.
    Thanks for playing with us at HLS Mixed Media Challenge.
    Good luck!! Michelle (DT)

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  20. so pretty! thanks for joining us at AAA Cards!

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  21. This is stunning, Cathy!

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  22. WOW! Your card is stunning; a lovely translation of the image! So thrilled you shared this beauty in the Inkspirational gallery!
    ~carol

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  23. congrats for getting top picks at Ink x

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  24. Butterfly queen - gorgeous!!! Mxxx

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