For my second project this month I am still playing with cracked pistachio distress ink and butterflies but a little more grungy than my first! (You can see it here.) I have also used the fabulous mixed media thinlets – another new release from Tim Holtz / Sissix this year.
I started with some kraft card and gave it a spritz of 3 different distress sprays; shabby shutters, weathered wood and scattered straw. I allowed it to dry and then flicked a little water over it too. This makes the background card.
I took some white card and spritzed with pumice stone distress spray and once dry took my blending tool and cracked pistachio distress ink and covered the card. I flicked over some water and allowed it to dry. I then cut opposite corners with one of the mixed media thinlet dies.
I prepared another piece of card in the same way and cut and embossed the butterflies using the Butterfly Duo Bigz and Texture fades. I then added some gathered twigs distress inks over the embossed areas. (No process photos here – I did these at a friends as I don’t have the dies.)
Finally I stamped ‘Life is Good’ from Tim’s Simple Sayings stamps and put my card together.
Thanks for visiting today.
Nikki – Addicted to Art.
The cracked pistachio looks fabulous on the different papers. A stunning card I love the background showing through the die cut. Jennie xReplyDelete
Great design and wonderful colors! Love it!ReplyDelete
Wow,yes this is beautiful. Love the colour combination too Nikki,a very elegant card...super yummy!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous Nikki! I can't wait to get my hands on that butterfly die set, you have really inspired me to add it to my shopping cart! Love the colours! hugs :)ReplyDelete
clever idea with the die, I really like that, excellent card too thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Beautiful Nikki! I just got some cracked pistachio, can't wait to give it a test run!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous, Nikki!! XOXO-ShariReplyDelete
Wonderful card! Can you tell me what is the name of die used for make the lattice background, please. ThanksReplyDelete