I was inspired by a few challenges to make this card,
although the project started out very differently !
I was keen to try a new technique that Loll from Stamping with Loll shared recently.
It's called Faux Mother of Pearl and she's done a fabulous video to show how it's done.
I thought I'd do a tag and smooshed some white paint mixed with pearlizing medium onto it using cling wrap. When it was dry I blended a few autumn coloured distress ink onto it. I loved the look of the tag but I didn't know what to do with it!
I decided it would make a great background for a butterfly and some leaves, I stamped a couple of Hero Arts butterflies, clear embossed and fussy cut them. The leaves are diecut from bits and pieces that were left. I managed to get enough from the tag to do 2 projects.
I'm linking up to the challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday where the theme is to make your own background. I hope making it then repurposing it is ok. I've used an embossing folder to create a background for the tag.
At Tag You're It challenge there is this gorgeous inspiration pic.
I've followed the layout and autumn colours of the butterfly.
Since I was using up snippets left over from cutting up the butterflies,
I'm visiting the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.
Hero Arts antique engravings butterfly; versafine ink & clear ep; Memory Box cherry blossom die; Elizabeth Crafy Designs curvy leaves die; Entangled embossing folder; distress inks; white acrylic paint; pearlizing medium;
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