After one week of waiting for the Leafy Vines stamp by Hero Arts it finally arrived. I didn't get the wood mounted but the cling worked just as well.
This stamp was needed to practice the "Resist Technique" based on a tutorial I read somewhere out here in Web World. So with stamp in hand I began to create this simple and easy to do card.
The first step was to heat emboss the stamp using white embossing powder. I think I used the Zing brand although I could have used WOW as well. Both of these brands seem to do well for me.
Once I completed the embossing I selected three blues for my background colors; tumble glass, broken china and stormy sky distress inks. It was kind of fun watching the image pop as I started inking the card-stock.
Being quite pleased with the results of the inking I found room for a few butterflies within the leafs. I added a bit of glitter stickles (icicles and frosted lace) around the butterfly wings to make them sparkle.
I didn't have a greeting in my stash that I wanted to use so I opted to run up to Michaels for a new stamp. I found a set that had just what I was looking for or it became what I wanted when I saw it...sure you know what I mean.
Lastly it was a touch of green on the leafs and a sparkle or two randomly added to the leafs that bought this card together in the end.
I finished off the inside to mimic the front with the exception of the butterflies and the greeting.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafting From the Heart - #42 Anything Goes (1/17)
House of Cards - Glitter or Color challenge (1/30)
Inky Chicks - #45 Anything Goes (1/29)
Party Time Tuesday (PTT) - #194 Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party - Blue and White (1/18)