Summer Card Camp: Week 2

Posted by on July 7, 2011 in Challenges, Distress inks, Embossing, Hero Arts, Nestabilities | 17 comments


We are back from our little holiday away…we had beautiful weather and it was lovely to spend some time away with my family.

Tonight I am sharing with you my take on this week’s colour combo for the Online Summer Card Camp 2011.

I found this week’s colour challenge a little easier than last week. I hadn’t envisioned my card to turn out so green, but I like it – and it doesn’t have a sentiment which is hard for me to do! These colours scream summer to me…not exactly the weather we are experiencing at the moment, but it is nice to imagine that it is summer and not freezing cold winter!!

I stamped the butterflies in Versafine black ink and then clear embossed quickly over the top before it dried. I have never tried this before (I usually use watermark ink then emboss with black powder) but I really like the shine that it gives! The butterflies were coloured with distress inks using my finger sponge daubers. The frame around the nestie was embossed through my cuttlebug and then I used a copic marker to create the green border.


Stamps: Hero Arts Antique Engravings cling stamp set (CL383), Hero Arts Flowing Flowers and Leaves cling stamp (CG146), Hero Arts Envelope Pattern Woodblock stamp (S5507)
Ink: Versafine – Onyx black, Tim Holtz Distress inks – Barn Door, Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint, VersaCubes – Bamboo
Card: Regal Craft Card (white textured single fold),  X-Press It blending card
Other Supplies: Zing clear embossing powder, heat gun, foam dimensionals, sponge daubers, Kaisercraft pearls – snow, Spellbinders nesties – label 4, Cuttlebug, white ribbon, Copic marker – green

Thanks for looking,



  1. Beautiful design! Love the butterfly centerpiece!
    Great mix of HA stamps!

  2. Gorgeous card! Love the butterflies with that green background!

  3. Beautiful card. Wonderful design work.

  4. This card is beautiful! I love it!

  5. Absolutely beautiful! Amazing job with the color scheme of the week.

  6. those are amazing butterflies. great coloring and the background is perfect.

  7. This is just gorgeous! I’ll have to try the daubers and Distress Inks.

  8. I really love this! There are a lot of beautiful cards in the camp gallery but I have to say this is my favourite!

  9. This is sooooo pretty! Thank you for sharing!

  10. Beautiful card, great job with the colors and love the butterflies.

  11. A beautiful card – I love that it doesn’t need a sentiment, the butterflies speak for themselves!
    Thank you so much for your kind words on my blogeroo – they mean so much to me!

  12. Your card is so GORGEOUS!!! The colors are so good together and the butterflies are perfect. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Love this card – it really caught my eye 🙂

  14. This card is just lovely! Have to try your technique with the daubers some day – great result! 🙂
    Love //Anna

  15. There is something incredibly soothing and serene about this card. Beautiful work.

  16. This is jaw droppingly gorgeous! I am so glad Jennifer tweeted about this card. I am happy to have found your blog

  17. Such a ‘well put together’ card, I love it!! Awesome colours, especially on your butterflies!

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