Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Hugs From Afar

Hello friends!  I've made a card to play along with The Paper Players because I just had to make something with this fabulous sketch that Joanne created.

I think it would be terrific for a slimline card as well, but I stayed with a landscape A2.

I started by stamping the Climbing Leaves 6x6 background stamp on white, then ink blended from dark to light.  When the ink dried, the image was die cut with the coordinating die, then cut down further with a rectangle die.  A piece of vellum was trimmed down to 2" wide, then wrapped around the leaf panel before adhering to a black panel.  The next day after making the card the ink color had dried back quite a bit and seemed a bit flat, so I used two colored pencils to add some shading for more depth.  

The butterfly was die cut from white, then I used three colors of orange, from dark in the middle to light on the outside.  The body was die cut separately, so I just colored it was a black Copic marker before adhering the butterfly pieces together.  I used tape runner on the back of the butterfly to adhere to the vellum except for the top of the wings, where a foam square was added for a little dimension.  The die cut sentiment strip was left unused from a previous project, so it was added with foam tape across the middle.  Next I used a white gel pen to create more interest to the butterfly with some white dots, then lastly added some clear sequins.

Thanks for visiting!  I hope the remainder of your week goes well.  Take care!


Stamps:  Climbing Leaves (Altenew)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Black (Simon Says Stamp), Vellum, Sentiment Strip (SSS)
Ink:  Limeade, Lime, Fresh Leaf, Green Opal, Sunray, Snapdragon, Marigold (all Altenew), Memento Tuxedo Black
Other:  Climbing Leaves die, Etched Butterfly die (SSS), Skinny Strips die (MFT), Nested Infinity Rectangle die (Hero Arts), Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Black Copic marker


Jennie Maier said...

Stef, what a beautifully colored card! You did a great job coloring the leaves and the butterfly! And a wonderful job with the sketch too! Thanks so much for playing at The Paper Players this week!

Lisa Elton said...

I like the lush greenery your butterfly has landed on! This is a pretty card, Stef!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Yay - glad my sketch got you into the gallery this week Stef! I love that bright butterfly and am equally intrigued by the background panel - the little details, such as the subtle ombre and diecutting make this really something. Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with my sketch challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

LeAnne said...

Just beautiful! What a stunning background for an equally-stunning butterfly! The shading and details you added just really bring it to life! Thanks for playing with our sketch this week at the Players!

Carol said...

Gorgeous Stef! The colors are so striking, especially your coloring on the butterfly! That background is fantastic too!!!!

Nora Noll said...

This is STUNNING!!! I LOVE the bright yellow against the green background. BEAUTIFUL design.