Monday, May 31, 2021

Be True to You


I do love me a slimline card, so taking part in the Just Add Ink challenge this week was an easy decision. What wasn't so easy was deciding what type of card to make! So many style choices and I mentally skipped through quite a few before settling on a shabby chic look. It's been a while since I crafted as I've been recovering from an accident, so it felt amazing to be creating again and using some of my favourite techniques. Here's my card:

I began with a gorgeous sheet of paper from Stamperia's Spring Botanic collection which had the flower and splodges already on it, added some script and leaf stamping, then distressed and inked the edges. I stamped more leaves and cut them out, attaching them with mini dimensionals for added depth. The butterfly was stamped with archival ink on watercolour paper and coloured with aged mahogany oxide ink first, then SU's merry merlot which is a deeper burgundy. I really love how that turned out. After shaping the wings with my bone folder I adhered it with dimensionals, lastly adding the quote chip and some sequins.

Materials used:
  • stamps - Very Versailles (SU), Specimen (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous)
  • card - crumb cake, early espresso, watercolour, Spring Botanic designer paper (Stamperia)
  • SU inks - crumb cake, early espresso, merry merlot
  • distress oxide inks - aged mahogany, bundled sage
  • other - sequins, mini glue dots, TH quote chip, distressing tool, Dimensionals, aqua painter, ground espresso archival ink (TH/Ranger)

Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.


Edited to add: I was lucky enough to be picked for the JAI challenge. Many thanks to the JAI team.


Nikki Spencer said...

This is fabulous Kerry! I love the collage background effect and that gorgeous butterfly. Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

Chantell Randall said...

Stunning card Kerry - I love the rustic background and bold colours in your Butterfly and flower. Chantell Just Add Ink

Rob I said...

Absolutely love the colours used. Another stunning butterfly that coordinates so well with the patterned paper. TFS

patsy lake said...

This looks even better in real time.. We were fortunate to have Kerry do a class with a smaller version of this card.. Thank you Kerry.. I loved doing it.