Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge - Quit Buggin' Me!

Hello, Crafty Makers!
This week at Shopping Our Stash, the challenge is to use an insect somewhere on your card.   I don't do "cutesy" or "critter" cards, so there wasn't much in my stash that could be used in this challenge.

"The Butterfly Effect"
Every maker has at least one butterfly stamp, die, or embossing folder in their stash.  I decided to approach this challenge as an opportunity to continue practicing the technique of using Distress Inks to create watercolored backgrounds.  I also wanted to work more with pastel ink colors and heat embossing.

Stash Items:
  Everything used is over 5 years old.
Materials Used:
Neenah Cardstock: Solar White and Ebony
Vellum: Papertrey Vellum Cardstock
Distress Inks: Carved Pumpkin, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron
Embossing Powder: WOW Bright White Extra Fine
Embossing Ink: VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad

I followed this tutorial by Kelly Latevola

Happy Making!
Chana Malkah


  1. Gorgeous background beautiful card. Thanks for the tutorial I'm still learning the oxide ink too.0

  2. ohhhhhhh this is glorious, bc of course that DI watercolor background is AMAZING. and of course you're making me think i need to emboss more... especially in white... ♥♥♥

  3. Wow! Your card is quite stunning! Love the soft pallet of colors!

  4. Wow! Beautiful card! Looks like a sherbet ice cream! I can also imagine this card in different colors, and out would be suitable for a variety of occasions... love that in a design. Terrific.

  5. Since blogger doesn't recognize my email I'm the unknown at the top.I wanted to reply to your question about the large die. It's unbranded and I bought from a girl clearing out her "stash".Barbara.

    1. Thanks, Barbara! I found one that was similar. I want to try a fun technique and that particular background die is perfect. Hope Blogger starts to recognize you again!

  6. Ohhhhhh Chana this is so beautiful!
    I love the colours and of course the butterflies!!

  7. WOW!! This card is gorgeous!!! love that watercolor background, beautifully done Chana and thank you for the video link, this is something I always wanted to learn to do.
    The butterflies look amazing fluttering on this dreamy watercolor background.
    Awesome card, my dear.


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