Hello there, friends!
Happy Monday! I hope you had a fantastic and restful weekend doing things that you love to do…
I am back today to share another of the cards that I made using the gorgeous new distress color, Speckled Egg. I am completely in love with the color and its ability to go grungy and distressed to a very gentle and feminine look, just by blending it with other muted tones!
The background paper was created first by using the Speckled Egg Distress Spray with the Floral Layering Stencil and mono-printing it to a piece of watercolor paper. Then, in the negative space that was left, I “colored it in” by blending some ink and adding Speckled Egg Embossing Glaze. It turned out so beautiful and very delicate.
The Scribbly butterflies are very dainty and seemed to be the perfect embellishment.
So let’s begin…
I created the background by using a sheet of watercolor paper that had been trimmed down to fit the front of a card.
I spritzed the Floral Layering Stencil (THS077) with a good amount of Speckled Egg Spray Stain and then spritzed the ink with a couple quick spritzes of water.
I flipped the stencil over onto the piece of watercolor paper, ink-side down then covered the stencil with a piece of paper towel.
The paper towel soaks up any extra drips that creep out from the stencil.
Then I lifted off both the stencil and the paper towel to find this.
And I dried off the paper with my heat tool.
I wiped off the stencil, dried it and then carefully lined up the stencil over top of the outline that was left from the mono-printing. I lightly blended some Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, very randomly, through the stencil. Some areas were a little darker than others, but I kept it very muted, so I blended with a light hand.
After I peeked under the stencil to see if I had enough color, I realigned the stencil and spritzed the areas I had just blended with a couple drips of water. Then I used my paper towel to soak up some of the drips.
So, this is what I have so far…
I lightly sprinkled on some of the Speckled Egg Glaze over the damp and water-dripped areas, then embossed them with my embossing gun.
Isn’t it beautiful? It reminds me of vintage wallpaper…I just love it!
Once it was dry, I sat down at my sewing machine and stitched around the edge of the paper with white thread.
the butterflies and phrase…
I created a background for the butterflies by stamping Speckled Egg Distress Ink and Oxide Ink using the Linen background stamp (CMS221). Ink was applied to the stamp, I spritzed the stamp with a light mist of water, then I stamped it on to the paper, I repeated this process until I was happy with the background.
Then I sprinkled a very light amount of the glaze and embossed it with my embossing gun.
here’s an up-close look at the glaze…yum!
I then cut 2 of the butterflies out using my Vagabond. A tiny piece of foam tape was placed between the 2 bodies of the butterflies, then I stitched them together. I slightly bent the top butterfly to give it the 3D effect.
I stamped the phrase “there is beauty in simplicity” (CMS394) onto a thin scrap of watercolor paper using the Speckled Egg Oxide Ink. Then sprinkled the phrase with Speckled Egg Embossing Glaze, and embossed it with my embossing gun.
I created another background to blend with the card. I smooshed both the speckled egg distress ink and oxide inks onto my craft mat, then smooshed a little frayed burlap onto the mat. The inks were spritzed with a fine mist of water, then I dipped my paper through the ink and dried with a heat tool. Once my paper was dry, I inked up the text background found in the Entomology Stamp Set with the same colors as the background, spritzed the stamp with some water, then randomly stamped onto the background.
This piece was then trimmed down to fit on the front of one of the Stacked Postage thinlets.
The paper was stitched and then adhered to the postage piece.
I found an old pearl button and a piece of Mummy Cloth in my stash.
The pearl button still had an old stitch of thread left in it from many moons ago.
The mummy cloth was spritzed with a bit of water and Antique Linen spray stain, then it was dried with a heat tool.
All the pieces of the card were adhered and with that, my card was complete.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful week!
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Gather Your Supplies-
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous- Entomology CMS328, Tiny Text CMS394, Mesh and Linen CMS221, Floral Layering Stencil THS077
Tim Holtz/Sizzix- Scribbly Butterflies, Stacked Postage, Vagabond
Tim Holtz/Tonic- Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tonic Shears
Tim Holtz/idea-ology- Mummy Cloth
Distress Sprays- Speckled Egg Spray and Oxide Spray, Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen,
Distress Ink- Speckled Egg, Frayed Burlap
Distress Embossing Glaze- Speckled Egg
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat Tool, Blending Tools, Distress Collage Matte Medium, Foam Tape, Distress Watercolor Paper
Other- Vintage Buttons, Sewing Machine, Thread