Thursday, July 1

Feels like Summer

How about a card with some summer feel to it? Brighter colors always remind me of summer, how about you?
Again, I used all scrap paper for this card. The dp is a mixture of SU and October Afternoon and the stamps I used are from Gina K's Hope Grows and Tropical Flowers.
I started out by inking the butterfly with versamark ink then with Melon Mambo ink before stamping it on Ivory pl paper. Next I heat embossed with Bridal Embossing Powder. I stamped another butterfly using the same process on another piece of Ivory pl paper and set this one aside. I also stamped the butterfly on a post-it note to use as a mask while I sponged ink around the butterfly. I started out sponging Pumpkin Pie all the way around the masked butterfly then sponged Melon Mambo along the sides and top. I sponged Old Olive and Memento's New Sprout along the bottom.
I decided that the ink was too dark closest to the butterfly so I took my clear sakura glitter pen and drew a small outline around the butterfly. Then I took my niji waterbrush and lightly spread the glitter out into the colors which softened the colors and gave it a bit of a water colored look.
Now that I was happy with the background, I stamped a leaf branch from Tropical Flowers along the bottom. I stamped a flower from Hope Grows, colored it with copics then popped it up onto of the leaf branches. To finish the scene I took the butterfly that I set aside and cut out half of it, added glue just along the center part and attached it to the butterfly in the scene to give it some dimension.

I have a question for all of you...would it be helpful if I showed step by step photo's when I make a card with a scene or can you follow me when I just explain what I did in words?

Thanks for visiting my blog, I really appreciate it and hope you stop back soon!

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Gina K Hope Grows and Tropical Flowers
Ink: Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Versamark, Copics (YR04, R01, R02)
Papers: Gina K Sweet Mango and Ivory PL, SU Melon Mambo and Old Olive, Memento's New Sprout, October Afternoon, SU
Other: EK Border Punch, Ribbon, Clear Glitter Pen, Niji Waterbrush


lisa808 said...

Beautiful card!

Step by step photos sound like a lot of work for you. I would appreciate it on a very detailed or difficult technique, but don't think it is necessary for every posting.

Enjoy the long weekend.

Carolyn King said...

my designs always get brighter in the summer!!! love this beauty. The bg is gorgeous!