This afternoon my 10 year old daughter, Kaitlyn was playing with a Finding Nemo watercolor book. She had turned the page to the backside and was just painting away. In her mind she was "not doing the best" work, but to me I saw a stunning backdrop for a card. I loved the way the colors eased from one to the next. I asked her if it would be ok that I turn her painting into a card. This card is what I ended up with.
Since this was done on the backside of a coloring book page, the dark lines were able to be seen through the paper when held next to another piece of paper. To eliminate this I sprayed the paper down with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray and added a script stamp on top in Tim Holtz Aged Mahogony Distress Ink.
My next step was to cut a butterfly from the Ashlyn's Alphabet cartridge. It was cut at 2" tall. I wanted to see more of the body for the butterfly, so I actually snipped the wings and adhered them to the base shadow separately. All of these pieces were also sprayed with the starburst spray. The picture above shows a little bit of the shimmer, but really does no justice at all to this product.
At this point my card was "done". But something just didn't feel complete so I ended up adding the detail at the top left corner. This was cut from a Memory Box die and then double embossed using the Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder in Midnight Gold. I can't believe how shiny and fantastic this embossing powder is. It truly looks like actual metal without adding bulky weight to the card. I did add some extra weight by using a Tim Holtz embellishment over the sentiment though.
I'm also very excited to announce that I am one of the new Design Team members over at Just-A-Scrappin. I can't wait to get going on some new projects for the blog! Hop on over and take a peek at some of their awesome posts