Morning, Thank you for stopping by to see what I am sharing with you today. I hope you are well. If you happened to see my Post on May 22nd, you will already know why I am posting this card. I thought I didn't like the original card when I had finished it and so I made a replacement. After I had finished this one, I decided that I did like the other one after all. I hope that make some sense to you.
For this card I took a piece of 8 1/4;; square watercolour card. I took the Scribbled Dreams Sentiment from Leonie' new collection and placed it in the top left of the card, directly opposite I stamped the scribble butterflies in versamark, then embossed with white fine detail powder.
In between these two stamps, I placed one of the butterflies from the Fly to Freedom set. Then I took three word stamps from across Leonie's collection and stamped them in a staggered fashion.
Lightly in pencil, I drew a double box around the sentiment and words. I also drew a box 5 mm from the edge of the card and repeated this another 5 mm from the first line. I created a deckled line along these lines and the lines around the words using a waterproof black fine liner.
I took my fine liner and ruler and drew a series of lines from the boxes to the centre of the card to give the 3D look and feel. Then I repeated this for the butterfly. Using Pebeo Drawing Gum, I masked all of the elements, including both frames around the card.
When this was dry, I took a selection of distress inks and applied them in circles using a smoothies, randomly across my card working from blue to green, through yellow,orange and finally red. The colours I used were: Mermaid Lagoon,Mowed Lawn,Mustard Seed,Fossilized Amber,Mustard Seed,Carved Pumpkin and Candied Apple.
Then I removed my Drawing gum, with my new eraser, now it only takes seconds, Thank you so much Janet!!!. For the beams I used 3 of my Blue Alcohol Markers to graduate the colour from the centre point. I coloured my butterfly using a yellow, orange and red alcohol marker. Finally I coloured the inner of the outer frames in black and layered my design onto a black pearl card blank.
I hope you like the finished card, I have to say I like them both. I think it is a really effective design and I have enjoyed experimenting with different shapes and stamps, Take care and thank you again for your support.xx