Monday, April 20, 2020

Things with Wings - Forever Grateful

Hi there,

this is my fourth Things with Wings Special Feature Project Post for STAMPlorations:

  • stamp one of the butterflies from the STAMPlorations Grateful Flutters set with Lawn Fawn River Rock onto a piece of Strathmore toned grey cardstock
  • color the image with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers and add extra shading with Faber -Castell Polychromos pencils
  • stamp the sentiment from the same set with that same grey ink
  • stamp the dot pattern from the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Grunge set with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Midas Touch embossing powder
  • add shading around the edges of the panel with Distress Oxide Ink Pumice Stone
  • add two strips of foiled cardstock to the left and the right of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase

  • create a background on an old gel print using white gesso, tissue paper, gel medium and  Alcohol Ink (Mushroom, Gunmetal)
  • apply Grit Paste through the ARTplorations Make Marks 5 stencil and let this dry thoroughly
  • cut out the birds from the For the Birds die set from woodgrain paper and shade the edges with Distress Ink Ground Espresso
  • dye a piece of cheesecloth with Distress Oxide Spray Spun Sugar 
  • add some splatters with Distress Spray Stain Tarnished Brass
  • use a sticker from the STAMPlorations Hey, Sunshine set as the sentiment

I hope you got inspired.



  1. Beautiful cards! Love the butterfly and the birds! Thanks for the Things With Wings inspiration!

  2. Lovely cards, Tanja. Especially like the variety of layers and textures on the second card. tfs-stay well.

  3. The butterfly is so peaceful and with the touch of grunge... love it! I am so partial to the purpley colors and chuckled over the white spats on a bird card, tee hee CUTE. Thanks and please be safe and well!

  4. Pretty colors for the butterfly and I like the dot pattern border. Love the creative background for the birds.

  5. Love your beautiful
    cards, especially the
    first one!
    Carla from Utah

  6. Pretty cards! I love all the texture on your second card! Birds are so nice, I can hear some singing now - one of the pleasures of spring!

  7. Wonderful inspiration, Tanja. I love how you made the frame with the mixed media grunge stamps. And the 2nd card is artsy wonderful & love the dimension and textures.

  8. So beautiful. Love your butterfly.

  9. Beautiful! I love the grunge embossing around the edge of the butterfly card. Great idea!

  10. These are both beautiful!! I love how you embossed the dots around the edge of the first card; definitely going to have to try that with some stamps I own!

    LOVE the texture and dimension of the birds, ADORE the elegance of your butterfly!

  12. Lovely projects, I especially love the beautiful butterfly :)

  13. Very beautiful. I love the clean look of the first project.

  14. wow, fantastic projects and ideas!


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