Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Beauty Awakens

One of the best things about summer for me are the birds and butterflies, both in nature, and in my cards. Today I would like to share with you these butterflies, and a wonderful sentiment, both from Art Neko Galleries

To start my card I die cut watercolour paper using my stitched rectangle die, one of my favourite dies to use on this kind of card.  I then sponged on distress ink and spritzed with water, letting the water move around the paper to fill in. Once dry, I prepared the paper for heat embossing and stamped the large butterfly using distress ink in picked raspberry, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I then stamped the smaller butterfly in ripe persimmon and heat embossed again using the clear embossing powder.  On the larger butterfly I sponged lightly across the butterfly wings with spun sugar ink, then added Wink of Stella to both butterflies. I then puddled some water in my palm and splattered it around my card and after a bit used paper towel to dry it up, leaving the beautiful water marks. In my Misti I stamped the sentiment several times to get a good impression using in intense black ink. I mounted my panel on fun foam and attached to the card base, then for a bit more sparkle I added some Nuvo Jewel Drops. Here is a close-up showing the sparkle.
I hope you enjoy this card today and thank you for visiting my blog.
Products: Art Neko Stamps, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die Set, Neenah Cardstock, Ranger Watercolour Paper, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Carved Pumpkin, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Spun Sugar, Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink, Wink of Stella, Versamark Embossing Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Fun Foam , Nuvo Crystal Drops.


1 comment :

Brawny said...

Beautiful card x

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