About a week ago it was my lovely buddy Jo's birthday. As she is also a crafting buddy and one quarter of our Craft Stamping Quartet this card needed to be special.
Sometime ago Jo had admired a couple of cards I made using masking and blended Distress Inks together with overstamping so I decided to use this technique for her card. I chose to use the Heidi Swapp hibiscus masks because I know they are one of Jo's favourite flowers. Over the masked circle area I lightly overstamped with a beautiful script stamp from Elusive Images Antiquities plate. I'd had this for ages and never realised how lovely and fine it is.
The moths/butterflies were stamped onto acetate and heat embossed, cut out and attached just by their bodies which I decorated with sticky backed pearls. These came from the EI Butterfly Poppy Collage plate and I love them stamped on acetate because they are so delicate. The sentiment is from another EI plate called Birthday Words. The only thing I used which wasn't from Graphicus was the hanging vine stamp which is a Lavinia stamp.
I've shown you two shots of the full card because I did this card the night before I had to post it (talk about by the skin of my teeth) so I took the pics in a hurry the early next morning before dashing to the post office. Now I can't make up my mind which is the better shot so I've included both, Lol!
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