Monday 28 April 2014

happy birthday amaryllis and hobby art

Today's offering is all about the background. It's a simple card that looks more complicated but it is all about deceiving the eye.

I started by cutting 3 pieces of white card that 'nest'. Then i applied mustard seed, forest moss and peacock feathers distress ink to my craft sheet and spritzed with water, Then i swooshed the card in the ink till i was happy with the background and left to dry. For speed the heat gun can be used. Now it is time for stamping. Silhouette stamps work best for this technique. Layer the card pieces on top of each other. I secured with a tiny piece of double sided tape in the middle so they don't move.
I inked the lovely poppy stamp by Hobbyart with black archival ink and stamped it in 2 opposite corners reinking in between. If any edges are missed due to edges these can be filled by a black micron pen. Then each piece is mounted on black card and the topper assembled.

The sentiment is another Hobby art stamp sentiments set. I cut it with a spellbinders die and fussy cut a faux nestie in black.

The butterfly is also a spellbinders die which i cut in white card and vellum. I stuck vellum one just along body leaving wings free to give impression of flight. I finished it off with some pearls.

I mounted the whole thing on a white mat to which i added some interest by piercing all around the edges. I mounted it all on a white A5 base card.

And viola' a relatively quick card and quite simple to achieve.

I hope you like what i have made and would love to read your comments.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

MilkCoffee challenge - bright colours 
creative moments - anything goes
ladybug crafts - here comes spring


  1. Fab Theresa just love it - thanks for the heads up too :-) xxx

  2. What a beautiful card Theresa and I love the background . Xx

  3. Pretty Card!! I love the pretty butterfly. So elegant! Your yellow looks fabulous with that green. Thank you for sharing your work with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  4. Loving this card Theresa, must try the technique sometime xx

  5. The earth laughs in flowers. :) I loved that as much as I loved the colours. :) You're a star!

    1. thanks but you know you are too xx actually i bought a set of stamps just for that saying as i thought it was so apt

  6. Beautiful eye catching design! Love the mix of yellows in your lovely card. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Mellow Yellow!

  7. This is really beautiful! Love the layering technique you used!
    Thanks so much for playing with us at Creative Moments this fortnight! We hope to see you again soon!

    Lisa - CM DT

  8. Very Pretty. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Milk Coffee Challenge!