Thursday, June 19, 2014

MIM #168 & NBUS #1

Melissa Phillips shares some technique fun using chalks, stamps and Impression plates.
I love what happens to a surface when chalk is applied to an
impressed design. 
More layering texture when stamped design enters the picture.

This is my 3rd post.
Yes I love layering,
yes I love learning from creative masters like Melissa, 
and yes, I love this particular technique!

Once again, with Betsy's impression plate,
this time with blues and greens,
and finally  
a NBUS (never before used schuftt, thank you Darnell) stamp 
from Life Is Beautiful.
Perfect Pearls were added to the butterfly die cuts.
Just haven't gotten around to using this breathtaking set until now!
Perfect timing, because it's also going in Darnell's 1st ever challenge!

Not sure who's getting a card with 'Beautiful' as a sentiment, 
so I'll add it to a growing stash of ready to send cards!


  1. Exactly that....beautiful. :)

  2. stunning results, love your color choices!

  3. Just saw this gorgeous card when I was catching up on Darnell's blog & wowzer, Nancy! This is a treasure!

  4. Oh my goodness Nancy! This card is just gorgeous! I like the way you kept the stamping to a minimum so the chalking could show through. And those perfect pearled butterflies- just stunning!

  5. Nancy this is stunning. I love all the colors you used. Absolutely beautiful.

  6. Oh Nancy! This is GORGEOUS! I watched Melissa's lovely video but haven't tried it yet. I will though! The beautiful sentiment is perfect for this beautiful card! :)

  7. And YES, we love it when you do this technique, Nancy!! You are doing a masterful job of it! I love the design, the blue and greens. and that gorgeous bejeweled butterfly! Scrumptious!! Thank you for joining in my NBUS Challenge again!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. What a stunning card, Nancy! There are so many beautiful elements here to love ~ the jeweled butterfly, the blue/green colors, the IP you used, the framed sentiment and those pretty stamped flutter-bys on the background :-)

  9. Beautiful is definitely the key word! Absolutely stunning Nancy! :0)

  10. GASP! Beautiful is the perfect sentiment for this stunning card!

  11. OMG, this is gorgeous! I saw it on Darnell's blog. How did you do this? Blues and greens, and butterflies, are some of my very favorite design elements too. I love this card!

  12. Gorgeous card! I love your colors and Bflies.