Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Faux Mother of Pearl Birthdays
Hi everyone. Today I'm playing along with Time Out Challenge #47 - Birthdays with an optional Technique Twist of sponging. It's always great to have birthday cards on hand ... and I love to sponge, so this is a perfect challenge for me. :)
Today I made three versions of my card. I started by using the Faux Mother of Pearl technique (click HERE to see my video tutorial). I sponged on bright yellow and bright green over top of the pearl resist. Love these colours together ... so fun! :) I used the same sentiment for all three cards, and also used the same splatter background for the first two.
I'm also using a new-to-me two part butterfly die that I got for Christmas. I didn't realize until I cut my first butterfly that it doesn't cut all the way through. Instead it leaves the body attached and the wings are loose so you can pull them forward to add dimension. So cool! I used as it was intended for the first card, with the butterfly partially cut from the card front and faux mother of pearl panel in behind (also partially die-cut). And I used it as a regular die for the second card (just cutting to detach into a separate die-cut butterfly). And since I had a little bit of my faux mother of pearl card leftover, I created a third card using a small panel. I used a smaller die-cut butterfly to better balance the design ... the large butterfly used on the first two cards was too big.
Here's the other two versions ...
Stamps: Mix Mash (Happy Little Stampers), Gorgeous Grunge (SU!)
Paper: White (Neenah)
Ink: Distress Inks: Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools: Frosted White Acrylic Paint (Tsukineko), cling wrap, sponges; Butterfly dies: Asti Butterfly Wings, Willoughby Butterfly Wings, Moonlight Butterfly, Kaleidoscope Butterfly (all butterfly dies are Memory Box)
Time Out #47 - Birthdays with optional sponging