Tuesday 10 March 2015

A Little Perspective

Welcome to my first project for March. I thought I would make a card with the wonderful new Perspective stamps from Tim Holtz. If you are anything like me when new stuff comes out you think ‘I do not need any more butterflies!’. I did, but I bought it anyway and am glad I did. The butterfly stamp is stunning, the numbers will make great backgrounds and the words are gorgeous.
IMG_6917 copy
I started with some scraps and glued them to the card. Once dry I added a little gesso over the scraps to take them back a little and also randomly over the card as it would resist the ink sprays coming later.
PicMonkey Collage 1
I added a little interest to the background by stenciling with black archival through the Schoolhouse stencil. I then took the Bubbles stencil  and added texture paste. I spritzed with pumice stone Distress spray while the paste was still wet and then let it dry. (You can see below how it is resisted where the gesso is.)
PicMonkey Collage 2
While drying I stamped the butterfly with black archival and and coloured the card firstly with a spritz of pumice stone and when dry added cracked pistachio ink before fussy cutting. I then added additional colour with my water brush and some black around the edges.
PicMonkey Collage 3
I finished my card by adding some cracked pistachio over the dry background and stamped one of the phrases and cut out the word ‘beauty’.

Thanks for visiting today, see you later in the month.


  1. Very beautiful Nikki! It was great to see how you did those strips, wonderful tutorial! hugs :)

  2. Fab card Nikki, thanks for the step by step:-) xxx

  3. Oh,I thought it was a die cut its that good! Oh no now I NEED this set.....and I NEED that cracked pistachio colour too.....will it ever end?!
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  4. Nikki I love this card the colour combo works so well. I agree it is a fab stamp. I'm trying to resist xx

  5. I am with you regarding I do not need anymore butterflies initial thought, and then getting this stamp set!! You've done wonderful, beautiful and dreamy things with it - great inspiration!! xx Lynn

  6. Gorgeous Nikki, can't wait till my Perspective stamp set arrives so I can try it out!

  7. Such lovely gentle colours and wonderful use of the torn strips in the composition of the design.
    Alison xx

  8. Oh Nikki, luv the soft colors and the various textures - grrrr-eat card !!