This is a card I made using the Hero Arts/Sizzix 'Collage Background' stamp and embossing folder combo set. My friend Jan and I were at the Glitter Pot together a few weeks back and we both liked this combo set very much when we saw it. There was another combo set we liked as well - in the end we bought one set each and agreed to share them both!
I stamped the whole image in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla CS, embossed using the matching folder and stamped and embossed the large butterfly separately. The embossing folder in this set embosses only the flowers, large butterfly and the 'friend' portions of the image. I added colour to the image and butterfly by sponging various coloured inks on with daubers. I've also added some shimmer by using a clear Stardust pen to highlight some of the flower petals, the 'friend' and the butterflies. I trimmed the Vanilla panel, sponged the edges with Espresso ink and mounted it on an Espresso mat which I layered on the front of a Rich Razzleberry card base. I glued the body of the butterfly flat to the card but put Dimensionals under each wing with the backing paper still on so the wings will stay popped up.
I cut a Very Vanilla panel for inside the card, stamped the Music Background stamp randomly in So Saffron ink and stamped a butterfly in the corner. I sponged colour on the butterfly and inked the edges of the panel with Espresso ink. I stamped, die cut and sponged a butterfly for the envelope flap as well. I also used the clear Stardust pen to add shimmer to the wings of the butterflies.
I took a close up photo of the popped up butterfly to show the shimmer you get from using the clear Stardust pen. So hard to capture in a photo but it's such a lovely shimmer in real life!
Stamps: Hero Arts/Sizzix Collage Background stamp and embossing folder combo set, Hero Arts Music Background stamp, butterfly from Hero Arts Antique Flowers & Butterflies stamps & dies combo set
CS: SU! Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso & Very Vanilla
Ink: SU! Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie & Early Espresso
Tools: Embossing folder & die from Hero Arts/Sizzix combo sets, sponge daubers
Embellishments & accessories: clear Stardust pen, SU! Dimensionals