Hello everyone… Butterfly is one of our favorite critters that we can find around the area where we live. I cannot wait for Spring 🙂 Butterflies are heaven-sent kissed of an angel… don’t you agree with that sentiment? And today I have a butterfly floral mixed media card to share with you
I created this card inspired by this snowy scene and colors from photo inspiration from CUTplorations January Challenge:
I started to create the background by tracing the Bold Florals ARTploratons Stencil on a piece of Arteza Watercolor paper with hot pink Tombow Dual Brush Pen. Then, I colored the inside of the flower and leaves with 2 shades of pink – purple for the flower petals, and 2 shades of green for the leaves. Using a small watercolor brush, I blended the colors and kindda like the bleeding effect.
Next I fill the white space with light blue Tombow Dual brush pen and also blended out the color with small watercolor brush.
I dried the watercolored background panel with craft heater. Then I added some white acrylic paint on it using fan paint brush. I dried it again. And last step I sprayed some of the Frost Sheer Shimmer Spritz to add the extra sparkle and frost look in the panel. I dried it right away with craft heater becuase I did not want the ink from Tombow Dual Brush Pens reacted too much with this shimmer spray. Check out the detail on the picture below… Don’t you love the shimmer frosted look on it? 🙂
I cut out the watercolored panel with the largest die from Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangles Nesting Dies and I added it on a white top-fold card base with Xtreme Tombow Adhesive.
Next step is I created the second panel of this card. It is pretty simple. I simply added some yellow and orange watercolor washes on a piece of Arteza watercolor paper. I dried it with craft heater and then I stamped the sentiment from Trendy Butterflies 2 Stamp Set with Versafine Onyx Black using Mini MISTI. I cut it out with the smallest size of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangles Nesting Dies and then I added it on the card with Xtreme Tombow Adhesive.
Last step is the butterfly. I grab a photo glossy paper, Eggplant Alcohol Ink, and Alcohol Ink Blender to create an alcohol ink background. Then I added some white acrylic paint splatters on it and set it aside to dry for a while. It is not that long of waiting. The acrylic paint dries quickly and we also cannot use craft heater to dry the glossy photo paper, becuase the heat will ruin the paper. Trust me, I learned it.
Once the paper dried well, I cut it out with the solid butterfly die from Flutter Zen 1 Layering Dies. I added it on the card with 3D foam tape for extra dimension to the card. And the card is done.
I hope you all enjoy this card and are inspired to create a project. Come over to see more of inspirations from the CUTplorations Challenge Team on STAMPlorations Blog today. You have plenty of time to play along with this January challenge. Don’t forget to read the rules so you will be eligible to have a chance to win the prizes. I cannot wait to see your projects 🙂
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