Hi! Did you ever start a card that went in a completely different direction? That is exactly what happened to me with this card! I started with a watercolor card using inks and then the Simon Says Stamp Heart of Roses die just took over the whole thing! Here is the card that I ended up with.
I was very inspired by the current CAS(E) this Sketch challenge and used it as the starting point.
I started with a white card base and painted stripes on it with a flat paintbrush and my trusty Camlin Photo inks.
I added some splatters with gold acrylic paint.
This was the point where I got stuck. My original idea was to use a die cut butterfly in gold foil paper. But it just didn't work. I kept trying different things till I picked up the Heart of Roses by Simon Says Stamp. And then everything seemed to fall into place. I used a dark green metallic paper to die cut the heart and then painstakingly popped the pieces back into place. It was rather like putting a jigsaw puzzle together.
Here is a closeup of the inlaid heart.
The sentiment is from the Celebrate Artsy set by Stamplorations. I stamped it with Versamark ink and heat embossed with black EP.
Linking this card to the following challenges:
I used metallic green paper and gold splatters
I used inlaid die cutting which definitely adds some interesting texture to an otherwise one layer card.