Wednesday, July 13, 2011


The challenge for this week on Simon Says Stamp is "anything goes"!  I decided to do another card using the Summer Card Camp color combo and use it for both of those challenges and also for the Hero Arts Summer challenge for this month.  Here is my card:

The background was made by white embossing the Hero Arts magical background on white cardstock and then coloring it with tea dye distress ink and a little barn door around the edges.   The Hero Arts simple frame was stamped on white cardstock with Memento cocoa brown ink, as were the three butterflies from the Hero Arts antique engravings set. 

I smooshed the tea dy inkpad on my craft sheet and colored the butterflies with an aquabrush dipped into the ink.  After masking them, I used an old HA script stamp to overstamp the images.  Lipstick pink and barn door distress inks were used to distress the edges.  Diamond stickles here and there and a Prima flower with red gem added for embellishments. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Judy1223 said...

Joy, I know I said it over at Flickr, and I'll say it again...this card is absolutely stunning! The colors are so rich and I love the Stickles glitter accents on the butterflies!

AnitaRex said...

Beautiful! Love those stacked butterflies! :> I like the antique feeling to this card!

Pam W Merwin said...

This is beautiful! Love all the layering you did with your background stamps! The butterflies look fantastic. Such a sweet card.

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Joy, this is gorgeous--love the antique look. You did a wonderful job.

Rica said...

A beautiful creation Joy, your variety of stamps and stamping is fabulous, I love those gorgeous butterfles and wonderful inking.

So glad you could join us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

Elizabeth Allan said...

Joy your stamped and distressed layers are gorgeous!

Tiffany said...

I really love that Hero Arts frame, so very pretty with your bold, rich colors!