I just got back from visiting my stamping friends in Iowa. This was our 8th year that we have met to stamp, shop, eat and laugh. We share stamps, dies, stencils, etc and share different techniques with each other. I wanted to post two cards that I made using my friends' stuff so I could submit them to Lesley's Sketch Challenge #9:
and to Darnell's NBUS/Friends challenge:
The large butterfly is from Memory Box. I used glittery paper from Michaels for the background of the butterfly. The background panel was made by blending Distress Inks on a white piece of cardstock and then misting a butterfly stencil with water and laying it onto the Distress inks.
For the NBUS / Friends challenge I used the same technique for the background - blended Distress Inks and a misted stencil laid on top. I used a MB wreath die and cut it out from green cardstock and also cut it out of white cardstock and replaced the green die cut in the white card stock after embossing the white cardstock with an embossing folder. I used a SU! image for the inside of the wreath. The entire top panel was adhered with foam squares.
I will post more from my fun time with my stamping friends soon. I just wanted to get these two cards posted so I can enter the challenges in time.
Thanks for coming by!