Saturday, May 6, 2017

Marmalade Butterfly

Hi there, I hope you're having a great weekend!  I thought I'd share with you a card I finished yesterday for the current challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.


I decided to create my own background using a lovely cone flower image that was part of a kit I purchased from Simon Says Stamp.  The kit contained 3 stamps, 2 flower images and a butterfly, all by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous.  The flower I used was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink on a panel of Neenah Solar White .


The butterfly was stamped in Versamark ink on watercolor paper, then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I used Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks, drying with a heat tool between adding layers of color.  Once I was satisfied with the color, I used my paper snips to fussy cut it, which is always interesting when doing butterfly antenna.  ;-)


Next, the burlap ribbon and strip of Tangelo Twist card stock were added to the panel using Score tape, then the butterfly was mounted on a white card stock circle and popped up on the card with Dimensionals.  I really didn't want to make the background much busier so I added just a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins and Nuvo drops.  After the drops were dry, the card base was adhered to the back and the flower stamped a couple of times on the inside.


I've added a link to the challenge above, so do head over there and enjoy all the beautiful inspiration!  Thanks for visiting!

Stef


Product details
Stamps:  Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Kit (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  80# and 110# Neenah Solar White, Tangelo Twist, (retired Stampin' Up) Tim Holtz Watercolor
Ink:  Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black, Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks
Other:  Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Stitched Shapes Circle die (SU), 5/8" Burlap ribbon (SU), Orange Marmalade Nuvo Jewel Drops, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins

3 comments:

  1. This is so pretty!! Love the beautiful butterfly and you added just enough sequins and Nuvo drops to the background.

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  2. What a beautiful use of the sketch! The brilliantly colored butterfly on the black/white flowers with a touch of jute!! It works perfectly together. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  3. What a beautiful card with the gorgeous embossed butterfly, Stef!!

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