Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Sophisticated for you

Hello, here is  my card from the Seven Hills crafts blog.
My card today uses the beautiful Flutter and floral dies and Sophisticated script stamps from Concorde and 9th.

I have seen in blog land people using brushes with distress inks  so I bought some cheap make up brushes just to see how or if it would work, and it did work :)
I knew I wanted an inky background for my card and I think by using the brushes with distress inks gives a good coverage and can go on lighter than when using a blending tool so perfect for those not wanting heavily saturated colour.
Of course you can add as  much or as little as you want.
Once I had added the ink to my water colour card, and flicked some water and gold glimmer mists for some extra detail. 
I then stamped the sentiment in black archival ink.
I die cut two of the butterflies and made sure to keep them whole.
Next I die cut another four butterflies from thick white card and adhered two to each other.
I placed them back in to the empty space on my panel and went about assembling the die cuts back into place.
The coloured butterflies  wee given a dusting of perfect pearls and added on to the white die cuts and then covered with glossy accents.
To finish I added some sequins and dots of gold stickles.

Flutter & Floral Die sophisticated script stamp

Thanks for looking.


  1. I love that idea!! I saw those brushes on IG being used and they do look like they work well, so go you in finding an alternative! I love the soft colours and the way the die cuts have added dimension. Thank you for a top tip! xx

  2. Gorgeous Kate!!! LOVE those colors together so much!


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