Happy Wednesday everyone,
It’s the mid week and I decided to make something really bright and cheery! I was looking at Lawn Fawn Flutter By clear stamp but I really didn’t want to do any more flower cards although I did promise to have a series of spring theme cards.
So, I decided to make something to have bright and cheery spring colors but have lots of butterflies. This is what I created,
Step by step instructions
- On a water color paper, wet it generously with water with a thick brush.
- Wet a small paint brush and transfer distress ink to the wet surface and let the color spread and blend with water. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn and Ripe Persimmon. When the water color is dry, round the corners of the background water color paper.
- Stamp the three butterflies on a separate water color paper with Watermark Ink, emboss with gold embossing powder.
- Color three butterflies with the Distress Markers Ink colors (using same three colors as background + Wild Honey for the butterfly body) and blend with water.
- Cut out butterflies with Lawn Fawn coordinating craft dies.
- Bend the wings slightly from the body, apply glue on the back of the body and two small foam tapes at the wings (to keep the wings up), and attach to the background water color paper.
- Draw the stitches round the water color paper using Gold Uniball Gel Pen.
- Add the fluttering dots for the butterflies.
- Add sequins with Ranger Glossy Accent.
- Apply Ranger Glossy Accent on the body of the butterfly.
Hope you like this card and inspire you to play with water color background and add simple designs to complete the card.
Here’s a closer look at the whole clear stamp set and craft dies,
Supplies and Tools
- Lawn Fawn LF383 Flutter By Clear Stamp Set
- Lawn Fawn LF797 Flutter By Craft Dies
- Tim Holtz Diestress Marker - Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey
- Ranger Glossy Accent
- Foam Tape
- Evolution Advanced
- Gold Uniball Gel Pen
- Carl Corner Punch
You may search for more details of the supplies here,