Monday, 15 February 2016

An ATC Inspired Card

Hi Crafters,

Whilst making my latest set of atc's for the swap group over at Jo's blog I had one left over so decided to make it in to a card.


Recipe
Stamp - Personal Impressions - Butterfly Flowers
Archival Brown Ink embossed with clear EP
Inking and colouring of image - Distress Inks
Britannia Die - Happy Birthday Die Cut
Stampin' Up Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder for Background

The background was created by embossing with the EF and then inking gently over the raised parts with Vintage Photo DI and then clear embossing powder added to define the pattern.
The image itself was stamped and heat embossed then I coloured the butterflies and flowers with Distress Ink markers. All matted and layered on to brown and gold card.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
One Crazy Stamper - Feb. ATG
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Things With Wings
Butterfly Challenge - #48 Butterflies + S is for Stamping

Well folks, what a mixed bag of weather we've had today. Woke up to a very sharp frost this morning but then the sun came out and it was glorious although still very cold. Mid morning we had sleet and rain a little bit more sun and this afternoon we've had hail and snow flurries. I wonder what tomorrow will bring?
Hope you are all fine and warm.

Lorraine
xXx


23 comments:

Gibmiss said...

Love this Lorainne... Great look for the background...
Hugs Sylvie xx

brenda said...

Love the warm earthy colours Lorraine, the background is perfect for the lovely Butterfly image.

B x

Barb said...

I was really pleased to receive one of these lovely ATCs Lorraine and they look even better in real life! What a good idea to use your spare as a card. That background looks perfect. Barbxx

Sue said...

Hi Lorraine, this is gorgeous, you have used such clever techniques (you are really talented and patient)! and your design looks beautiful.
Sue...xxx

Carol S. said...

A very pretty card and a great use of the ATC. Love the colours and design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine, love the pretty butterfly's and design
Lorraine x

Gina Knott said...

What a fab card Lorraine and such a good idea to use up an ATC. Love the design and colours of your ATC and background looks amazing.
Hugs
Gina xx

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine, such lovely rich colours and fabulous embossed background.
Pauline
x

crafty-stamper said...

Definitely a sample of all weather today!great vintage card love the sepia embossed background and ATC topper
Carol x

Mrs A. said...

Hi Lorraine and welcome to my butterfly challenge. This is a gorgeous ATC and I like how you have incorporated into the card. Love those inked butterflies. They are a lovely ray of colour in this dismal weather we are having at the moment. Thankyou for fluttering by. hugs Mrs A.

meg said...

Great idea to use a left over ATC to make your card your embossed and inked background is the perfect foil to showcase it

Marjeta said...

Beautiful card.Love this combination image and embosed background.

Marjeta

Cheri Burry said...

What a pretty card! I love the embossed background inked with DI! Thanks for playing along with us over at One Crazy Stamper!

Erika said...

Hi Lorraine the weather isn't great is it? It's very cold up here and windy, the sort of weather you want to stay inside and craft.
I love how you've taken your ATC and made it into a card, it is beautiful. Love the butterflies.

Hugs Erika. x

Alison C said...

I like this brown and gold with the dark red. The butterflies stand out from it with their pretty colours. I like how you've done the background too.
It is good to see you over at the Butterfly Challenge.

Sue said...

A great card. Thank you for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Lorraine, your card is beautiful, I love the colours and the lovely little flowers, pretty background too, Kate x

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Lorraine that background is fabulous, perfect backdrop for that gorgeous topper
hugs
lorraine x

chrissy xx said...

A GOrgeous design I LOve your colours Lorraine.
Such a Bril idea to turn it into a card.
Chrissyxx
We've been 22 miles today! Sun then cloudy followed by sleet then rain lol..{Yorkshire into Lancashire}

Kat W said...

The vintage colours and style of this design are so stunning and the ATC makes a beautiful focal point...great idea!
Big hugs, Kat xx

Tracy said...

Well I think your pretty little ATC makes a lovely center piece for your card. :-)

Karen Day said...

This is just lovely, Lorraine! I love the shine from the clear embossing - thanks for joining our February challenge at One Crazy Stamper!

Linda Levoir said...

What a great way to use up that left over ATC, this is delightful! :) xx