I like these holidays! While OH is at home playing with our son, I can nip off to my craft room throughout the day.
Here is another collage card I have made using Crafty Individuals, Inkadinkado and Elusive Images stamps.
This time I used basic white cardstock and stamped on various Crafty Individuals and Inkadinkado stamps to create the background using Memento Rich Cocoa. I then brayered the card using more memento inks: Potters Clay, Sweet Plum and Grape Jelly. I have the dew drop memento inks so to be able to use them with a brayer I squidge them onto a craft mat (one of those brown heatproof ones) and then roll the brayer over them, I brayer the colours one at a time to make sure I don't muddy them too much. The butterfly is from Elusive Images, I stamped this in Memento Rich Cocoa and sponged on Memento Lilac Posies, Sweet Plum and Grape Jelly. I then lightly dusted the butterly with Perfect Pearl in "Perfect Pearl" and embossed wtih UTEE (ultra thick embossing powder), once the UTEE was cold I added another coat of Perfect Pearl and a second layer of UTEE. This gives a lovely thick gloss and pearl lustre to the butterfly but, of course, this doesn't show in the photograph. I then added some silver wire to the butterfly before attaching it to the stamped background with Pinflair gel glue.
I layered the stamped card onto Stampin Up!" brown cardstock and layered this onto a base card made from linen effect white card. The corners were cut with a die from the Cuttlebug Vintage Corners set, from purple Core-dinations Gemstone cardstock. The little flourishes are bits that were left over from cutting the die.
I hope you have all had a great holiday and haven't eaten too much chocolate!
Hugs, Clare xx