Sunday, 23 September 2012

One Layer WOW - Butterfly

Quite a few people have asked me to share how I made my card for the challenge 190 and I am very happy to share.  I hope I can make your life easier and convenient for crafting, teaching or demonstrating. I took my inspiration from a small note card I saw somewhere and I cannot track down the original and I don't know who made it, but it was so cute and an inspiration to me. I'm thrilled to pass it on to you. I have also done one in Pretty in Pink as well as Wisteria Wonder.

So now on to the tutorial
Card Stock - Whisper White
Ink - Wisteria Wonder, Crumb Cake
Stamps - 'All a Fltter', 'So Happy for You'
Tools - sponge, Stampin Write Marker;Wisteria Wonder, Blender Pen
I made a template from plastic and put removable glue on back so I could use it several times.  1/2" masking all around standard size card of 8.5 x 5.5" folded in half.
Then I stamped the background in Crumb Cake with a stamp similar to SU En Francais or you could use a wheel for the background like Travel Journal.
In a circular motion sponge around the outer edges of the card.
Go all around as many times as needed to get the colour depth you want leaving the middle white or slightly covered with colour.
Stamp your image with black Stazon.
With your marker shade in the top and bottom rows of the wings and then take your blender pen and highlight the inner portion of the wings. I like the look and colour of the blender pen when I ink so the top and bottom parts of the wing, if I were to make more, would be done that way but shaded darker.  Here the marker makes it look bluish.Whatever you prefer I suppose.
Remove the mask and add your glue then glitter to body and parts of wings. This pic shows Glitter Ritz.
This pic shows Dazzling Diamonds coloured with a drop of Wisteria Wonder reinker. Just mix the 2 together really good, let dry and use like normal glitter. Can match glitter to any ink colour you have with your reinkers!
Add sentiment to card and sponge around for added effect if you like or keep edges clean.
There it is folks! Have fun creating!
If you would like a PDF tutorial, please email me. Or if someone knows how I add it to my blog, help me please!

1 comment:

  1. Cathie, this is so beautiful! Thank you for taking time to make the tutorial and sharing it with your online friends.