The Birdcage in the background was made using a Tim Holtz die. I coated the chipboard with Distress Embossing Ink and then poured Stampendous Aged Ochre Embossing Powder over the top- tapping off the excess. I really love this range of embossing powders as when heated, many different colours appear and as the name suggests, it creates a grungy, aged look.
The flourishes for leaves again used chipboard. This die was a Sizzix one. I painted the chipboard with Peeled Paint Distress Stain and then inked the edges using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.
The flowers were cut from double sided paper so that I had some colour variation. I inked the edges and then scrunched up the flowers. The die is Tim Holtz Tattered Florals and I can recommend this die as a must have for anyone who likes to make their own flowers. I have used it so many times!
The butterflies were Spellbinders Dies- Les Papillions. These dies are great as they cut as well as emboss. I inked the edges of the butterflies and also lightly inked over the embossed areas to highlight them. Before attaching the butterflies, I curled the wings and added glue to the points that would touch the paper.
Other elements on the card include stained gauze in the background, bling brads from my stash, a little stitching and of course, some pearls in brown from Flourish With A Bling.
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