After the whirlwind of posting last week, I have been taking advantage of this week’s quiet to take care of non-stamping things. But I finally got back into the stamp room yesterday and took a good look at the amazing Cécile‘s fun sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week. The first think that popped into my head was butterflies (not sure why since they are clearly circles….but she did say any shape!). Sometimes it is best just to go with it to see what happens!
I colored some Ranger Watercolor Paper (it is white) using Tim Holtz Distress Inks with the pretty aquas and pinks and set it aside to dry. While I was waiting, I used the Bold Butterflies and Butterflies Dies (they coordinate) from SU to cut the intricate butterflies from White Vellum Card Stock. Then I cut the colored paper with the outline dies of the same sets. I pulled the stamp set from the same family, Watercolor Wings, and used the dotted border and sentiment stamped in Smoky Slate. To help match the circle elements from the sketch, I added a white doily and some Silver Metallic Thread behind the butterflies. I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to attach the vellum to the colored butterflies and was amazed to see that you cannot see the adhesive. (I had planned to use pearls to conceal it but went with a cleaner look when I realized I could.)
All in all, this is such a fun and easy card to make. You could use DSP or watercolor different colors or even add glimmer paper to alter the feel of the card and make a pretty set.
I love how the design team has interpreted this one and I’m sure you’ll agree that they are amazing! I hope you have fun and will join us in the gallery this week. Back on Friday for this month’s Fancy Friday. Until then, have a great week!
Stamp: Watercolor Wings; Ink: Smoky Slate, Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Paper: Thick Whisper White, Ranger Watercolor Paper; Accessories: Big Shot, Bold Butterflies Framelits, Butterflies Thinlits, Silver Metallic Thread, Fine Tip Glue Pen, White Doily (ret)