Friday, July 14, 2017

Bronze, Bark & Butterflies -- Vintage/Shabby Chic at Crafting with Dragonflies

Our theme this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies we're making Vintage/Shabby Chic Cards.

The background was created with a mix of the embossing folder stamping & emboss resist techniques, using a folder I got with a magazine. The Prima butterflies are made from actual tree bark! The vertical border is cut from a cork sheet with a QuicKutz die. The top horizontal strip is a piece of TH grunge board cut with a Spellbinders/A Gilded Life die, inked with Tea Due distress ink & heat-embossed with Stampendous copper enamel. The middle strip was created with the faux patina technique. For the bottom strip, I started by stamping the border, from the same set as the embossing folder, in brown StazOn. Then I inked it with orange & brown inks, and stamped it again with watermark ink & heat-embossed it with more copper enamel. The sentiment stamp & frame die are from Stampin' Up. Most of the pieces are distressed with my Ingvild Bolme/Prima distressing tool and the edges are ink-distressed with TH Vintage Photo ink.

I'm entering this card into the following fabulous challenges:
Come and Get It: Make Your Own Background
Country View Crafts' Challenge: Things with Wings
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Distress It

Thank you for visiting & hope you'll join the fun at Crafting with Dragonflies


  1. Gorgeous card CG, I love the vintage look of this, the colours and details are so pretty and I love the sentiment, perfect :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  2. I never thought of die-cutting bark! I love the Verdigris, rusted, distressed look of your make, thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month!

  3. This is incredibly cool! I love love it! Hugs, Autumn

  4. Awesome card with interesting materials! I love the idea of using a tree bark to cut out from! Thank you for joining the July challenge of the Country View Challenges blog!


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