My project today is a colorful butterfly thinking of you card. I just got the new Rubbernecker Silhouette Greenery and Thinking of You images and thought they would be pretty paired with the 2 Part Butterfly #3, Flower Buds and Flower Stems. Rubbernecker released several new sentiments and images in November and I just had a chance to check them out last week. I especially love the new flowers and foliage. The foliage stem I used on my project today looks like the fern my mom designed with all the time in her flower shop.
The Colorful Background and Card Base
- Start by cutting an A2 sized card base using white cardstock.
- Use white cardstock to cut a 5.50″ x 2.75″ piece for the image base.
- Begin by applying Spun Sugar ink to the whole image base using a large blender brush. Note: I use a circular motion with the brush when applying color. Each time I apply more ink to the brush I first brush it on scrap paper before moving on to my project.
- Next lightly apply Worn Lipstick ink to the lower portion of the base and gradually move upward to the middle.
- Finish by applying a very light layer of Wild Honey ink to the base.
- Secure the colored layer and stamps in the MISTI and stamp them using Shady Lane ink.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the image layer and attach it to the card base.
- Cut both sections of butterfly using white cardstock.
- Use the blender brush to apply Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Wild Honey ink to the base butterfly to make it match the card base.
- Apply glossy accents to the decorative butterfly section and attach it to the colored butterfly base.
- Apply the three inks to a piece of white cardstock using the blender brush and and use it to cut the flowers.
- Cut the stems using dark green cardstock.
- Trim off the end of three stems and attach them to the butterfly using glossy accents.
- Form the flowers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad and then attach to the butterfly using glossy accents.
- Finish by attaching the butterfly to the image layer using glossy accents.
I had a great time making this thinking of you card. I love seeing all the projects out there that uses a graduated color technique but have not been too successful with it myself. The new Life Changing Blender Brushes make it so easy. I still need lots of practice but I am pleased with how my colors turned out on this project. Here is a link on Pinterest with tons of gradient color combinations. The combinations are endless. Thank you for coming by today and I hope you have a wonderful holiday week.
Here are the dies and stamps used on my project.
Here are the tools and supplies.
Make a thinking of you card for someone special in your life.