Monday, March 8, 2010

The Butterfly

I used stamps from 2 Artistic Outpost sets for this card: Happiness and Serenity.

First, I created the paper behind the butterfly using a stamp from Serenity.  (see photo below of stamp images)  I stamped it with a new Distress ink called Bundled Sage over white card stock.  Then I overstamped it with the same stamp using Distress Spun Sugar.   I sprayed a light coat of Candlelight Glimmer Mist over it and added  Antique Linen around the edges.

The verse is stamped with Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

I also stamped the butterfly with Black Onyx.  I used watercolor and Spica markers to color it. It's mounted with foam under the wings to give it dimension.  I drew the antennae with a fine tip marker.

Here are the stamped images I used. (sorry the photo and stamping aren't the best) I masked the little butterfly when I inked the verse for my card.
The big butterfly is part of  a larger stamp.  I simply cut out the butterfly.  The 2 center images show the stamp and ink colors that I used to create the patterened paper. 

This is what the paper looked like after stamping and a light mist of Candlelight Glimmer Mist.  For the card I added Antique Linen to subdue the color a little bit.  The somewhat blured image of the stamp worked really well for this technique.  I rotated the stamp to make the pattern random.

I used the same stamp with Versamark to add a faint pattern to the card front.

The looped edge.....isn't it pretty?.....was created with 2 Martha Stewart punches.  One cuts the corner and the other punches the edge.  Sorry, but I don't remember the name of it.  The mat was cut from a piece of an old manilla file folder.  I added a touch of Antique Linen to the edges.

Check out this post on the Artistic Outpost blog for their birthday celebration!  Submit a birthday themed project for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate!  Check the AO blog for more details.

"March is a party month at Artistic Outpost! One of the owners and THREE of our design team members are having birthdays this month. Happy Birthday, Shelley, Lisa, Gerrie and Shelly! Matter a fact, they all share the same birthday!

We are also helping our friends over at Gingersnap Creations celebrate their first birthday with some Artistic Outpost Blog Candy*. Gingersnap Creations is a collaborative blog for stampers and mixed media artists."
Wishing you time enough to stamp today!

Enjoy each moment!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! I love the punched border...will have to look for that punch!!