I had a couple of things on my list of items that I was hoping to find at the convention for a reasonable price. I was particularly looking for background stamps as I only have a couple and they don't work for very many of the things I want to do. I'm a huge fan of Jennifer McGuire and she does some amazing things with her background stamps. I was fortunate to find a few I really liked that were clearance priced.
Today's card started with a piece of Sea Glass card stock cut 4.25 x 11 inches, scored and top folded at the 5.5 inch mark. Next I inked up a Justrite Cling Background Stamp with Versamark and heat set it using Pearl Embossing Powder. I love the tone on tone, textured color this gives to my card base. I pulled this Wild Wasabi from my SU! stash and cut a panel using Memory Box Stitched Rectangles from Simon Says Stamp. I like this particular set of dies because there are 7 sizes in the set.
I cut a second stitched rectangle out of this beautiful Prima Marketing Firefly Collection paper. Next I added a strip of Glittered Washi Tape in green and made a vertical band around those two stitched panels. The tape is not rough at all and the "glitter" doesn't come off. It's also super thin and easy to use. I got the Washi Tape at the Eyelet Outlet booth at the CK Scrapbook Convention. It's really beautiful and easy to add to any card. I got 6 different colors. I really love this "friend" die from Mama Elephant. I cut 4 of these and glued them one on top of the other using Ranger Multi Medium Matte to get the thicker, more dimensional sentiment. Next, I cut a single branch with leaves in the Wild Wasabi using a My Favorite Things die. I snipped off a few of the leaves to make it fit better on my card. After that I cut the top layer of the butterfly from White Shimmer card stock and the bottom layer from some semi-translucent blue vellum. The butterfly die is from Impression Obsession and was also purchased at convention. I put narrow strips of foam adhesive down the center of the body to pop it up. I used an embossing tool handle to help shape the wings slightly. You can also do this with flowers using any kind of tool that has a small diameter handle.
For the white insert I also used a strip of the green washi tape down the left hand side of that panel. As the final touch, I added a few sequins from the Rhythm & Blues Collection from Simon Says Stamp.
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I hope you enjoyed this card. Have a great rest of the weekend.