52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Monday 1 July 2019

Design Team Make for "Love To Craft Challenge Blog" #36 July 2019

Can you believe we're now in July?  I have no idea where this year has gone to.

As it's the first of the month, it is time for a new "Anything Goes" challenge on the "Love To Craft Challenge Blog".  This is the card I have made as a member of the Design Team.  If you have a spare moment, please do pop over and take a look at the fab makes by my fellow colleagues.

Here's a photo of the main items I used to make this card.

I started this card by tearing a page out of an old book and sticking a panel to the middle of the card blank.

I made a water wash with a Distress Oxide Ink in a pale green shade called "Cracked Pistachio" and then brushed it across the text section.

Using a stamp from a Stampers Anonymous set, I stamped the cirles horizontally across the middle of the card using Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" shade of ink.

Using the same ink, I also stamped some vertical lines using a Stampin' Up stamp set called "Gorgeous Grunge".

Using diluted white Gesso, using a brush, I painted around the edges of the torn page and out to the edges of the card.  I deliberately went over the edges of the torn paper so that the Gesso helped to stick any stray raised pieces that had not stuck previously.

Once this was dry, I used a foam blending tool to add a subtle shade of pale pink to the background using a Distress Oxide in the shade of "Spun Sugar".  I then stamped more of the circles to create an image from edge to edge of the card.

I also stamped some hexagon images using Versafine Clair "Charming Pink" ink.

On a plain piece of card, I stamped two butterfly (Stampers Anonymous "Perspective" stamp set) images, again using the Versafine Clair "Charming Pink" ink.  I cut one out and stuck it onto the card.  With the second one, I only cut the upper wings out.  I used a small blob of "Silicon Glue" to adhere these.  This gave the upper wings a more 3D look.

Finally, I added the "Celebrate" sentiment using a stamp from a Stampin' Up set called "Endless Birthday Wishes".  I added some sticky backed pearls to add a little more interest.


  1. LOVE your grungey background with the pop of pink with your butterfly

    Happy July LTCCB teamie


  2. Popped over to see u from Kathy K's blog. Absolutely love this mixed media butterfly card. Thanks for sharing photos of the necessary steps to create it.

    1. Thank you. It's always lovely to get nice comments. Sam x

  3. fabulous project Samantha love the background the butterfly sits perfectly on it

  4. Fabulous card Sam love how you created the background and beautiful butterfly-great step by step too
    carol x