Friday, February 20, 2015

Butterfly Basics #2

Hello to all, I hope that you are all staying safe and warm, brrrr…I wish Spring would get here so that we can all warm up!

Today I want to share a Birthday card I made that is actually a Thank you card for someone who placed a Online order with me!  I like to send all different kinds of cards to customers and then just put a post-it note on the inside with my thanks, then they can use the card if they would like too.

I saw a card on someone else's blog and tried to make it from memory, epic fail for me but I also didn't want to waste the Watercolor paper I had used either.  So I got out my Aqua Painter and three different ink pads and color the butterfly in with that.  Then I stamped my background paper but felt that the butterfly was "lost" on it, so I took a piece of Vellum and traced out the image of the butterfly and hand cut it out.  I adhered it to the back of my butterfly image and that looked better to me.  For a "I don't have a plan or know what I'm doing" I think it turned out pretty well.

How did I choose my colors?  I have some of the free SAB ribbon sitting on my craft table and that is how I choose my colors!

Stamp set: Butterfly Basics and Gorgeous Grunge
Butterfly Thinlit Dies
Card stock: Coastal Cabana and Very Vanilla
Watercolor Paper
Inks: Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake and Old Olive
Basic Pearls

Thank you for letting me share my creation with you, I hope you enjoy coming to my blog!  Mary


Notes from Karla's Korner said...

What size is that butterfly? It looks really big and I'm interested in it. What die is it, please? Thank you, Karla Baker

Mary said...

Hi Notes from Karla's Korner. You can find that die on page 172 of SU Annual Catalog, this butterfly die measures 4-3/8" x 3-1/2".