Saturday, July 5, 2014

soc week four. . . .

is almost over and here I am with my offering just in time again. 


The colors Kristin picked for this week are pink and green with the option of a dark green.  I am also submitting my card to two other challenges, which are new start-ups:

"around the house" is the challenge at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge, and

"a touch of nature" is the challenge at The Mixed Media Card Challenge.




The background for my card was made using shaving cream and reinkers.  I love the marbled look you get with this technique.  I gold embossed the sentiment, which is from Hero Arts, and I also gold embossed the edges of the panel.  The butterfly is a clipart piece I have had for ages.  I applied Stickles glitter on the butterfly and added three sequins. 

I hope all of my USA friends are having a wonderful long weekend celebrating the birthday of our country!! 

Thanks for visiting.

29 comments:

Donna B. said...

Very pretty card! I like that shaving cream technique! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Lin said...

It is gorgeous - beautiful take on the colors, Joy! Yumm!!

Loll Thompson said...

Wow ... gorgeous card!! Love your marbled background - so beautiful. The gold embossing gives it even more elegance... and your sparkly butterfly is amazing. Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Card Challenge #1!

Linda K said...

gorgeous Joy! Great card for those challenges. I haven't used the shaving cream technique in years but I still have tags and papers of them:):)Hope you're having a nice holiday weekend!

Barb said...

Shaving cream? Brilliant! It's a gorgeous card, Joy! Love every inch of it!

Vicki Dutcher said...

The added gold puts this card over the top fabulous! Love the bfly too~

Cathy said...

This is so pretty, love the background, sounds like an interesting technique, Cathy x

Kristin said...

xo

Dawn Turley said...

Awesome Joy. Love the background. And the butterfly is stunning.

sheila 77 said...

That is a lovely background, love your butterfly too.

Sharon Fritchman said...

Such a beautiful card! That butterfly is simply gorgeous. I love how you used this week's SOC colors!

Deepti said...

This is gorgeous Joy! The shaving cream BG is stunning and gold embossing adds a perfect touch :) thank you for sharing with MMCC!

Joanna said...

Ooh, shaving cream and reinkers - what a great result! I will be googling this and having a play :)

Super card, Joy!

Lynn K said...

Love the background technique with the shaving cream!! Very pretty card and Thanks for playing along in our Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

This is so pretty. Well done indeed.
Nicole/Beadwright

Cat Craig said...

Stunning Joy. Love this card.

walchowDesign said...

Gosh! Didn't know that shaving cream can make such a beautiful effect on cards, Joy! The gold panel with the glittered butterfly fit perfectly onto the marble bg!

Cheryl M said...

Your cards make me drool. I am off to add you to my blog feed.

Rachel said...

what a beautiful card! love the gorgeous pattern you achieved with shaving cream and inkers. the touch of gold is so pretty too. Thank you so much for playing Around the House with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Charlene said...

What a gorgeous card!!! Thanks for playing this week at MMCC!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the background you created! There's a great texture to it!

Caz said...

Oh wow your card is amazing!!

Lalo said...

That background is pretty! The gold and that butterfly just shines!

Robin K. said...

Oh my! What a cool background!!!

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful card! Love the marbled background and the gold embossing. Thanks so much for playing along at The Mixed Media Card Challenge!

Sanna Lippert said...

Hi there Joy! This is a beauty! Thanks for playing along with us at the MMCC!!!

Greta said...

Oh wow, Joy--this is a work of art!

maria f. said...

Very pretty colors. That is one technique I'm scared to try although I love the results. I really like the gold embossed edge. Thanks for hooking up at The Mixed Media Card Challenge this month.

Melanie said...

Very nice!! Thanks for playing with Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!