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:
Simonsaysstampmonday challenge - mellow yellow
MilkCoffee challenge - bright colours
Fashionable stamping challenge - flying things
creative moments - anything goes
ladybug crafts - here comes spring