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Monday 10 July 2017

July Destinations Inspiration - Arriving at Terminal 1

Hello and welcome to the first Destination Inspiration of July.  Autumn of SewPaperPaint with you today to guide you along with the contents of our July travel bag.

Product - Flower Dies
Technique - Any Marbling Technique
Color - Purple
Substrate - Glossy Card

I came across THIS video on faux marbling with a Gelli Plate.  I was excited to give it a try and impressed with how cool the result was, though I didn't do an under layer of paint.  I wanted my marbling to be white.  

I cut a Stampin' Up butterfly die from the marbled paper and layered a Tim Holtz butterfly die over that, along with a sticker sentiment.  I layered my butterfly over basket filler and a couple of Spellbinders wreath dies.

I didn't have a single sheet of glossy card in my stash, so I used a sheet of Tim's glossy resist card for my background panel.  I dipped it in a mix of Milled Lavender and Seedless Preserves DI.  I sponged the edges and splashed the panel with Weathered Wood.  The black script and faux stitch stamp are by BoBunny.

I used the Tattered Florals die to make a handmade flower from my tutorial HERE.  I layered it with a dyed loopy bow.

I cut a Yvonne Creations Spring-tastic Flora die into two pieces and tucked into my bundle to complete the design.  That's it for me today.  I hope you will join us each Monday in July for additional stops along our journey.  Our current challenge, All Squared Up, is underway with an opportunity to win a MDF prize package from our fabulous sponsor, Tando Creative.  Come, play along!


  1. What a beautiful card Autumn! love that marbled butterfly and all your beautiful layering of basket filler, die cuts and beautiful beribboned flower! The text looks wonderful on your softly inked background! Wonderful use of all the items in your travel bag this month! Julia xx

  2. This is gorgeous Autumn, I adore the double sized layered butterfly with the beautiful veins from the marbling which complements brilliantly with the resist background. The white diecuts add a charming clean perspective and then there's the gorgeous pop of deep colour with the bow and flower, how cleverly you incorporated all the travel bag items in your lovely card xxx

  3. Such a beautiful card Autumn, love the background you created for your butterfly (must check out that video), it looks fantastic in the double layer. All the other elements came together so beautifully too, - a truly stunning card making great use of the travel bag ingredients for this month!

  4. Just gorgeous Autumn - wonderful colours and fabulous use of the travel bag xxx

  5. Gorgeous Autumn, I adore the faux marbling technique and how striking it looks in those colours, the white just pops. Love how you used the travel bags. Have a lovely week. Tracy x

  6. Autumn, you've done a knock out job with the contents of this month's travel bag! Who would have thought purple could look so elegant?! But I love it in the pastel background, in your brightly marbled butterfly and in the deep tones of your beautifully handmade flowers and hand dyed bow! It is amazing how all these tones work so perfectly together on this stunning card. Well done, my friend! Hugs!

  7. Oh wow, I love how you did that marbling technique, it looks amazing - thanks for sharing the video. Your project is stunning - fantastic use of the contents of the travel bag! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Gorgeous card! Autumn . LOVE the marbled panel - so striking and has made such a fabulous butterfly - a perfect accent for your wonderful distress background. You have made those travel bag goodies really shine .

  9. Late to the party - but so glad I came! This is so lovely, Autumn - fabulous marbling, and gorgeous romantic detailing in the die-cuts, ribbon and flower. Utterly charming!
    Alison x

  10. What a gorgeous card Autumn, thanks for the link to the faux marble gelli plate technique, very cool! Love your marbled butterfly and gorgeous inky background and lovely florals, a fabulous use of the travel bag contents! Deb xo