Thursday 6 April 2017

Flutter ...

Do you ever remember a technique that you haven't used for ages ... and then keep doing it?  I was showing my mum how to do the faux mother of pearl technique using pearl effects, distress inks and cling film ... so having created a number of panels using different colours I decided I would try to make a card with them.  Also I find that when my creative mojo goes off for a walk trying out old and new techniques sometimes gets the ideas flowing again.  So this card uses some of the panels:

I die cut the pale blue using a Tim Holtz mixed media die which is designed to stay in a piece of card but I thought if I trimmed it, it would look like a piece of lace.  I die cut the solid butterfly in pink faux mother of pearl before layering the detailed white die cut on top. Stamped the sentiment and then added it all to the card.

I used:
Tim Holtz Mixed Media #2 Dies
CUTplorations (STAMPlorations)  Flutter Zen 1 Layering dies
Distress Inks - Tumbled glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Spun sugar, Picked Raspberry.

I'm entering the following challenges:

STAMPlorations - April Anything Goes with the twist

STAMPlorations Never-Ending Challenge

"Less is More" #322



  1. Swooning! Elaine another perfect CAS beauty and that mother of pearl technique certainly brings those pastels to another level. Beautiful and elegant use of your dies and thanks for playing along at Less is More this week.

  2. Such a pretty and delicate die cut. Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Less is More!

  3. This is so pretty, Elaine! Love how those diecuts look so delicate!

  4. What a stunning technique! The pastels are gorgeous, and the whole card looks so delicate and elegant... truly fantastic! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  5. Super used dies. Love this card.


  6. I've only used this technique once before and completely forgot about it! Great use of it here with those gorgeous shades and die cuts.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  7. Elaine, this card is so beautiful! I loved those delicate dies used here! Thank you so much for playing along with us this month at STAMPlorations CAS challenge ! :)
    Suchi - DT xx


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