Tuesday, February 27, 2018

A Note To Say Thank You...

Hi everyone, I'm so glad you've stopped by today!  I'm sharing a quick card I made for the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Booth at Creativation 2018.
I absolutely love this Glorious Bouquet stamp set and suspect I'll be using it frequently.  The large floral is SO big, it comes with it's own acrylic block.  You can use the entire floral image for a large project or isolate a particular portion for something smaller.

Let me walk you thru how I put this card together.  To start, stamp a portion of the floral image onto black cardstock panel using distress embossing ink.  Then sprinkle generously with super fine white embossing powder and shake off excess.  Melt the embossing powder with a heat tool.  I didn't use a smooth cardstock, so you can see the texture that the stamped image picked up.  I think it adds a little interest to the card, but stamping on smooth cardstock will eliminate that crosshatch pattern.
 Stamp the greeting on a scrap of vellum using black soot archival ink.  Working quickly while the ink is still wet, sprinkle clear embossing powder on stamped greeting.  Shake off excess powder and heat till embossing powder melt.  I sew vellum to the panel and trimmed down excess.  I really like the translucent quality to the vellum, so you still see the muted floral in the background.
Distress the butterfly adornment with picket fence distress paint, then attach to panel with distress collage matte medium.  Layer the stamped panel to a white card panel, then silver kraft panel to the black cardbase.
I hope you give it a try.  You can find the supplies I've used via the links below.  I'll be back soon to show you another project from Creativation 2018.  Have a wonderful day!


  1. perfect little thank you card! Love the black and white theme too.

  2. Amazing card. I loved the black and white when I first saw it and tried to order the stamp but it's out of stock. Waiting is so hard to do. Finally, after pinning this masterpiece, I noticed the butterfly and it was like seeing a tiny, perfect shell on the beach. It is a beautiful way to take this card over the top!

    1. Oh Mary, thank you so much for your kind words. I can't wait till you get your Glorious Bouquet too, you're going to have sooo much fun!

  3. Brilliant! The white on black is an amazing design. Love it!