This is another combined challenge and I am featuring wildlife, as presented by the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and the creature and critter linky party over at ellibelle’s creative moments.
The textured card layers are all from a DCWV metallic card mat stack. I used Anita’s stamps to stamp three versions of the butterfly and then used three colours and alternated the body parts on each one to make it a little different. The pens I used are Permapaque pigment markers, which have a nice metallic shimmer on them.
The birthday sentiment stamp is from a clear stamp set which doesn’t have a brand on it, but I did use a brilliance dew drop ink pad in graphite black. Finally I added a black satin ribbon with a double bow, which I am really enjoying using across quite a few of my cards at the moment – don’t you just love learning how to do something new that is so easy to use?
I am a little sad that this will be the last time I use this stamp as unfortunately it seems to be damaged. When I stamped it, it was missing quite a few areas and upon inspection the rubber in a few areas isn’t at the same height all over the stamp. I took the time to fill the blanks in with a fine liner black pen on this card, but it was quite time consuming for such a little stamp. I don’t recall if it has always been like this, as I have had this stamp quite a while or if it has somehow been damaged in storage. So, unless someone knows a way to rescue it, it will shortly be retired to the bin.