Tuesday, February 26, 2019

SHOPPING OUR STASH #390 - Fabulous February

 Good morning and Happy Tuesday crafty peeps!
We have a fun challenge starting today at
Mimi is your hostess this fortnight, and she's challenged us to create something
inspired by February's stone (amethyst), or February's flowers (iris and violet)!

 A few days ago, I posted about this card using this tutorial to create a background.
Well, I just happened to make a couple more panels using another
stencil and different colors of powder dyes. Since one of the dyes happened
to be violet, I figured I could use these for my cards.

Here's my first card:

and the inside:

I broke out some ancient ribbon that matched pretty well with my card base color.
The butterfly receive a heavy coating of my Wink of Stella pen.
I tried to get a picture of all the sparkly goodness:

 Since I had two panels, I made another card:

and the inside:

I experimented with spritzing the back sides of the vellum wings with some 
turquoise shimmer spray, and I really like the effect! As with the butterfly, this cute faerie
 was equally coated with my WOS pen.

I hope you get some time to join in our Fabulous February challenge
at Shopping Our Stash! We'd love to see how you interpret it on your projects.
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great day!

I'd like to enter these at Just Us Girls #476

For both cards:
Ink: Versamark; Memento - Elderberry
CS: Strathmore Mixed Media paper; Recollections; TE; Darice
Accessories: STAMPlorations - Fairy Tale Forest stencil; Magenta Nuance powder dyes - Violet, Purple, Jade, Grass Green, Turquoise; water mister; GC; MISTI; Recollections - vellum; WOS  pen; Stampendous - detail white EP; heat gun
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Glue Dots

Butterfly card:
Stamps: STAMPlorations - A snarky birthday to you; Technique Tuesday - Umpteenth birthday
Accessories: STAMPlorations - Flutter Zen 1 layering dies; Recollections - ribbon
Adhesives: Recollections - tacky tape

Faerie card:
Stamps: Stampendous - Birthday Wish
Accessories: Poppystamps - Princess Faerie die; Deco Art Media - turquoise shimmer mister


  1. Both cards are fantastic, Chris. Purple and green is such a wonderful color combo and I use it a lot. I love how you have choses the darker tones of these colors to create to very visually interesting designs.

  2. Both cards are fabulous, love the backgrounds and the finished cards, off to check out the tutorial.

  3. These backgrounds are awesome!!! Love the vibe... kind of classy, kind of hippie, kind of fairy... I feel like it's a versatile stencil, you could go a lot of ways! Loving your color combo!

  4. Beautiful card, I love the image and the design.
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  5. Hi Chris! These backgrounds are gorgeous! And I love how you created them into such beautiful cards! So glad to see you in our JUGs gallery!

  6. WOW those are amazing!
    Love love love your backgrounds!
    Fab job sistah!

  7. Gorgeous cards, Chris! I love purple and your backgrounds are fabulous, Jo x

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