Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thank You

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and this time we would like to see BUTTERFLIES on your creations!

I decided to make a couple of cards and they feature butterflies from Hero Arts and a die cut sentiment from Spellbinders. I used distress inks to watercolor the butterflies and the backgrounds were created with embossing folders and the same colors of distress ink. 

For this card- I applied Twisted Citron DI randomly to one side of Darice Multi-sized dots folder, misted it with water, put a piece of Canson Mix Media paper in the folder, closed it and then ran it through my Cuttlebug machine. Once dry, I stamped the corners with Peacock Feathers & a mesh stamp from Darkroom Door...
and on this card- I applied Brushed Corduroy & Walnut Stain ink to a Darice Brick Wall folder and then followed the same steps as I did on the card above.   
I love the way these backgrounds turned out especially the brick wall one! AND the distress ink & embossing folder technique was so easy to do... I can't wait to try other embossing folders! :)

Well, that's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to see the gorgeous creations by the other team members!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
4 Crafty Chicks- Stamping-No Digi's
A2Z Scrapbooking- anything Goes
CAS Watercolour- Butterfly
Classic DT Open Challenge- Always Anything Goes
Country View Crafts- July: Things with Wings
Crafting By Designs- Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers- Watercolour Optional twist- blue
Through the Purple Haze- Spots and/or Stripes (first card)

34 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Tammy! Love love LOVE the beautiful use of the embossing folders to get this fantastic look - and both cards look so different with the color choices! I have not tried this technique yet, but you've inspired me to do just that! Gorgeous cards! hugs, de

k.m.meena Herale said...

Lovely work. Thank you for Joining us at Happy Little stampers and waiting to see next time.

Hugs
Meena HLS wc DT

Babs Watson said...

Hi Tammy wow these are just amazing great technique and beautiful results, and your butterflies are so wonderful, love it.

Hugs Babs x

Macimbalo said...

So pretty! Love your colors and those gorgeous butterflies on that background! Thanks for joining the fun at a2z!

*Vicki* said...

Wow wow wow Tammy!! Your creations are gorgeous!! Love the butterflies and I really love how you've gave them a completely different look on each design!! I especially love the background on the second card, but the colors on the top one really are stunning!! I love them BOTH!! :) HUGS

Monika Reeck said...

you know that I loooovee this butterfly clear stamp from HA
and your BG woooow
the one in walnut stain color is my fav number one
number two is your first card both are STUNNING card Tammy
woooowww
how you used that embossing folder to be a stunning BG I LOVE this technique too and will try ...hugs
Monika

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful embossing folder backgrounds, I love both of them they frame the butterflies perfectly. thanks for Joining us at CAS Watercolour.

Michelle Windsor said...

This is gorgeous Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Michelle DT Co-Owner/Admin for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Wow! Tammy these are both stunning! Love how they turned out. Great job! Thanks for the ideas. Have a great day! Hugs, Gloria

http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

Loll said...

Your embossing folder backgrounds turned out amazing, Tammy! Love how they show off your pretty butterflies. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

papierelle said...

So so beautiful!!! Amazing backgrounds ... I'm in love with both cards!!!
Hugs Gundi

Tina Bastel said...

Beide Karten sind wunderschön geworden , diese Kombi ist so toll, ich glaube die würden auch super in orange aussehen, klasse gemacht, wünsche dir ein wunderschönes Wochenende, liebe Grüße Bettina

Lori Turner said...

Wow, wow, wow!! These are absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

Donna said...

Stunning cards and fabulous backgrounds, what a great idea, I will have to try this. Have a great weekend Tammy.

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Tammy - These are both so delightful! I love your backgrounds, and your beautiful butterflies. Goodness, they are gorgeous!

Ina G said...

Love both your cards Tammy. Great techniques you used here and those butterflies are just drop dead gorgeous.

Kuni said...

Fantanstic cards Tammy, wonderful butterflies and a great background.
Hugs
Kuni

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous backgrounds, Tammy! I love the bright colors of the first and the classy neutrals of the second! Both butterflies are gorgeous! This is one of my favorite stamp sets! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Cindy C. said...

Both so beautifully done!! Thank you for linking up to our Anything Goes challenge at a2z.

Sue B said...

Oh Wowzer Tammy! These are SO beautiful. I love the wonderful backgrounds and colour combos. You could adapt this fab design for so many occasions - it’s brilliant !!! :-)
Hope you are well… have a great weekend!
Lots of Love, Sue B xxx

Arlene said...

I thought your first card in blues was gorgeous, but the colors and background just caught me by surprise. The colors, butterflies are beautiful. WOW
So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

Jane said...

Such vibrant cards Tammy perfect for our things with wings challenge over at Country View. Thanks so much for joining in with the fun xx

Pia S said...

It's so interesting and inspiring to see how you can use the same stamps and create very different looks by just changing colors and stencils. Both cards look spectacular!

Monica Maier said...

I love the card with the ink misted backgrounds, the both turned out beautifully! You happen to use two of my favorite Distress colors on the top card. ;-) Thanks for joining us at A2Z!

Nance said...

Two gorgeous cards with two distinct looks! Love the bright green, it's so happy and cheerful! Thanks for playing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

TRACEY MO said...

Very sweet cards love the bright colours.


Thanks for joining us at classic design team open challenge
Tracey dt

Juls said...

WOWZER.. these are stunning... I'm especially in love with the green one xx

Karen D. said...

great cards filled with lovely colours and interest.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at the CAS Watercolour Challenge and hope you will play again.
Karen

Dawn Turley said...

My favourite butterfly stamp. Just love both colour schemes. Thanks so much for sharing with us at A2Z this month.

Lynn McAuley said...

Such awesome backgrounds for these beautiful butterflies!! Sensational work, Tammy!

Corrie Herriman said...

Lovely ! Thank you for taking part in our July challenge over at Country View Challenges ! Corrie x

Aileen Ryan said...

Tammy love these butterflies, have so many but always come back to these and really love the different backgrounds you have done. I am so trying to relax and try these techniques but really struggle to relax and not tidy every little corner. They look brilliant particularly the one in browns.

Delia Gosman said...

What truly great cards. The techniques you have used are brilliant, lovely work.

Erica Andersson-Burke said...

Thank you for joining us at A2Z Scrapbooking with these lovely cards! What a clever way of using embossing folders, I will definitely try that myself too!