Today we are featuring an elegant butterfly from the Concord & 9th Butterfly Beauty stamp set and coordinating Butterfly Card die set. The intricate wings in the die set and the half-tone large butterfly stamp are the perfect elements for creating your own lovely project.
Check out the video below to see how this card was made.
This card begins with a white card base and a front panel from the same Neenah Solar White cardstock. Let’s set aside the card base and front panel for now and get to work on the butterflies.
The main butterfly and its body was stamped onto watercolor paper using Delicata Black Shimmer ink. The body was heat embossed with clear embossing powder and the butterfly was watercolored with my Kuretake Gasai Tambi watercolor set, then fussy cut around the outside edges.
With the watercolored butterfly done, it was time to add the intricate gold wings. These were cut from shiny gold foil paper using the Butterfly Card die set, then adhered with some glue tape and the body added in the center
The front panel was stamped using the half-tone butterfly stamp using Versafine Smokey Gray ink. I started with the lower butterfly by inking up my stamp and stamping the butterfly. Then inked the stamp again, but stamped off on a piece of scratch paper and stamped the second butterfly above the first butterfly, overlapping a bit. Without reinking, I stamped the third butterfly on top, overlapping again.
Next, starting with Vintage Photo Distress ink and a blending tool, I rubbed the ink, following the pattern of the stamped butterflies, followed it up with Frayed Burlap and Faded Jeans distress ink.
The sentiment was then stamped onto the front panel with Delicata Golden Glitz ink and then splattered with Finetec Artist Mica watercolors. Using the smaller butterfly stamp sets, 2 butterflies were stamped in the same Golden Glitz ink.
The front panel was attached to the card base. A 1/2″ strip of blue cardstock, stamped with the Delicata Golden Glitz ink and the Hero Arts Wave stamp was added to the left vertical edge. The butterflies are attached with foam tape.
Watch this video to see the card made from start to finish. WATCH VIDEO HERE.
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