Sunday, June 19, 2016

Butterfly and Splat Happiness

I promised you more Alcohol Ink is a Memory Box Effera Butterfly Wings die cut butterfly cut from one of my samples. I die cut the Rhone Butterfly Wings from SU gold foil paper.  I am so pleased with how butterfly turned out.  I actually made 4 with slight differences.  The Splat is from my Tim Holtz "Splatters" stencil using T.H. Distress Inks and Goldens Molding Paste. I really enjoyed creating this CAS Freestyle card.

I also Heat Embossed my STAMPlorations "Fond Expressions 2" sentiment.  The gold accents on the butterfly and sentiment really helped balance the design.

Here is a Close Up...

My card is for the CAS Mix Up June Challenge: Stamping + Die Cuts + Your own Choice.  My choices are Alcohol Ink painting, Heat Embossing, Stenciling and EB paste.  All that and my card is still Clean and that...

A 2nd Favorite CAS Challenge....STAMPlorations Blog #20 CAS Challenge: Anything Goes..Twist Blue.  No Twist this time...

You still have until June 24th to join in the fun at the CAS Mix Up June Challenge.  Please remember to keep your cards Clean and Simple along with your Mixed Media.  Happy Creating!

Card Recipe
Stamps: STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2
Paper: Whisper White thick, Strathmore 140# Mixed Media, SU gold foil
Inks: Adirondack Alcohol Inks: Poppyfield, Sunset Orange, Lemonade.  T.H. Distress Inks: Scattered Straw and Festive Berries.  Versamark.
Accessories: Big Shot, MB Butterfly Dies and Stitched Rectangles, Ranger Gold EB powder, SU heat tool and Thin Tip Glue Pen, foam tape, Tim Holtz "Splatters" Stencil.
Techniques: CAS, Mixed Media, Die Cuts, Freestyle Design, Heat EB


  1. My kind of card! I love the contrast between the pretty butterfly and the splatters, superb x

  2. Beautiful colors for this butterfly, Nancy! Love the gold delicate wings with it! And the texture of the splat adds even more interest! Great job, my friend!

  3. WOW!! Gorgeous colours Nancy. Your alcohol ink butterfly is amazing. Love the gold accents. And your splat is so cool and adds lots of texture. Awesome Clean and Simple mixed media card, my friend. :) You should add it to the STAMPlorations never ending challenge as well. xx

  4. I considered the never ending challenge, but my STAMPlorations sentiment is not my focal image so don't think it qualifies. Thanks for suggestion though...and your much appreciated comment! Hugs, nancy

  5. You surely had some beauties in this month's challenge! Each one so uniquely different from the other...Love your paste 'splat' that has been colored so nicely and it's great with the warm colors of this beautiful golden butterfly. TFS

  6. Fabulous free-style card, Nancy (love that term "CAS Freestyle"). Great "splat"! And beautiful butterfly!

  7. WOW Nancy! Now this is impressive! Love the hint of red in the gold modeling paste and the use of my favorite stencil- splatters! LOVE this!

  8. This is exceptional, Nancy! Love the splatter stencil and the texture with the gold and, of course, the beautiful butterfly. Outstanding CAS card!

  9. FANTASTIC card. I love the texture on the card and the butterfly.

  10. This is a real stunner, Nancy! Love the bright colors with the gold. Great composition for your card, too. Love it!

  11. This is beautiful! I love the texture! Thanks for joining us at CAS STAMP-lorations Challenge!


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