A butterfly card

Today I was in a mixed media mood. Also I needed a birthday card for a friend. So, here it is: a mixed media birthday card 🙂 I played with a grungy set from Tim Holtz for background using blue and grey inks for stamping and his texture paste for embossing. I wanted the card to be light and airy. Then I cut a Spellbinder’s butterfly from watercolor paper. I colored it with Jane Davenport’s watercolors, love how vibrant it turned out. For some bling, I added Wink of stella shimmer on the butterfly, silver thread under her and some tiny rhinestones around. I put the butterfly a little off the edges and the sentiments far down to show her fly 🙂

Abstract 4th of July cards

Today I continued to play with the Geometrical greenery set. First, I finished the green trio of cards with a partially watercolored one. Added a Spellbinder’s butterfly made from white cardstock and vellum.

Then I thought about the 4th of July coming, as well as red-and-blue card challenges, and decided to use the geometrical nature of leaves to make an abstract flag. So three simple cards came up with patriotic vibes and minimum embelishments.

Geometrical greenery

Today I played with the MFT leaves set. It’s from last year’s collection, but I bought it only recently and I love it! The leaves are so versatile. I wanted to make a bright card, so I used the brightest greens I have – one from Jane Davenport’s bright watercolor set and one from Tim Holtz’ distress inks, Mowed Lawn. Plus some Forest Moss for interest. It was so bright that even vellum couldn’t tone it down, so I had to use two layers of vellum to make a focal point :))

The second card came very easily – I guess embossing and vellum always work together! 🙂 All in all I’m happy with the results 🙂 Here are pictures of the process and cards.