I don't do simple. It just isn't my style.
The most satisfying cards are ones that started with white cardstock and I'm able to turn them into a beautiful card. All the cardstock on my card started as white.
I decided to make my own background.
Pam and I challenged eachother again. I said we should use stamp products we hadn't used in a long time. I suggested chalks and punches. She suggested dry embossing, lace and inka gold.
I wanted to do something with my chalks that was different than what I had done before. So I went to look at youtube videos. Nope... nothing new. Looks like I'm not alone in not having used them in a long time.
So I just decided to play around. I took a piece of white cardstock. I took a q-tip and "scribbled" with the chalks onto the paper.
This is how it looked when I had finished heat embossing it. It looked cool, but I knew I wasn't done.
For my punch, I decided to use a border punch. I used the border punch behind the chalked- embossed
panel. I also used it on the base of my easel card. I used flower lace with pearls in the center on the top of the card and lace with a string of pearls on the base of the easel card. There is also a layer of cheese cloth. Brads and a rhinestone butterfly trail finish it off.
I am entering this into:
Stampin' Royalty SR#326 challenge BUTTERFLIES
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge: BUTTERFLY BEAUTY
Word Art Wednesday's Challenge #226-227