I had a lot of fun creating this double slider card using the newly released Birdhouse Friends stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle.
I began by creating my background panels. I used several different colors of Distress Oxides and Distress Inks (Abandoned Coral, Fired Brick, Seedless Preserves, Peeled Paint, Black Soot). Once the colors were the way I liked them, I laid down a Tim Holtz stencil (Dot Fade) and spritzed each of the panels with a homemade sparkly concoction (you could also use Perfect Pearls Mist). It's very subtle and the shimmer doesn't show up very well in the photo, but it looks great in person.
Next I began with the center (focal) panel. Using my Stamp Platform, I stamped the Birdhouse Friends image with Memento Ink (Tuxedo Black). Be sure to leave the stamp in place! Then I colored the entire image with a dark grey (or a black) Copic marker.
Once it was colored, I placed the cardstock back on the Stamp Platform and stamped the image with VersaFine. Then it was heat set with Clear Detail embossing powder. This allowed ALL the details of the stamp to still show up on the solid color.
I also stamped the little butterfly multiple times. Glue (Sakura Glue Pen) was added to the wings of all the butterflies and covered with Bubble Gum glitter for lots of sparkle.
This was such a fun technique to do and I definitely plan on doing it again soon.