Saturday, August 24, 2019

Brave Butterflies

 Happy Saturday!

I wanted to share this card I created recently because I just love butterflies!  My garden 
is full of beautiful flowers this time of year and the amount of butterflies we get is amazing!  
I just love all their different colors and how they quietly fly along.

I used my favorite blending brushes by Picket Fence Studios.  The stencil is the 
Tim Holtz layering stencil "Bubble".  I chose two shades of Distress Ink - Shaded 
Lilac and Dusty Concord.  I really like how the brushes can help you achieve a soft edge 
depending on the look you're going for, I feel very much in control of just how much color 
I am able to lay down.

The stamp and die set I used for the butterflies is from a set that Sizzix and Hero Arts 
collaborated on a few years back.  It's called Butterflies #3 and is a great set of 5 
stamps and 5 coordinating dies.  To be honest, I bought it awhile ago and am only just now 
getting to play with it.  I had so much fun creating with it that it might stay on my desk for 
awhile - so fun to color!

Here is a pic of the actual set.

For the greeting, I wanted something inspiring since butterflies always seem so amazing 
to me when I get to see them up close in person.  I chose to use the Hampton Arts stamp 
set called Layer Butterfly.

I used Stampin' Blends for my alcohol markers to color in and blend the butterfly images.  
Then a bit of Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen in Crystal Clear on the wings to shine them up a bit.  
A little tip for my punched circle - I did not have any cardstock that coordinated like I 
wanted so after punching the shape out of white cardstock, I colored it using one of the
 markers I'd used on my images so that it would all tie in nicely together.  

After waiting for that all to dry, I then heat embossed the greeting using Versamark
A bit of Nuvo Dream Drops in Indigo Eclipse and Fairy Wings for that final touch.

Hope you enjoyed my card today!  Thanks for looking :)


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