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. 

Come check out how I made this colorful butterfly thinking of you card using stamps and dies made by Rubbernecker Stamps.

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.

Come check out how I made this butterfly thinking of you card using stamps and dies made by Rubbernecker Stamps.

The Butterfly

  • 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.

Come check out how I made this prettyl butterfly thinking of you card using stamps and dies made by Rubbernecker Stamps.

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.

 
5102D 2 Part Butterfly #3
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Flower Stems Die 5147-05D
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Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
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1319-05 Thinking of you…
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1315-08 Silhouette Greenery #2
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Here are the tools and supplies.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
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VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Shady Lane
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Wild Honey, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Worn Lipstick, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Spun Sugar, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
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McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat-8.3…
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Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Make a thinking of you card for someone special in your life.