Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Butterfly Trio

This is a card I made for a butterfly themed swap. I used a stamp by Penny Black called Polka Wings. Stamped onto plain white card with Versafine, and coloured in with Whispers watercolour markers. Then cut out the butterflies and pressed the wings onto a Versamark pad, and embossed with clear powder. Initially I left the wings attatched to the body and rough cut around to give me something to hold onto with the tweezers whilst embossing. Once that was done I cut out the wings only.
I used a square of lilac coloured Bazzill Basics, and coloured it with shimmery chalks using a sponge to streak on three different colours. Then stamped the flowers with Versamark using a Hero Arts stamp called Two Flourish Flowers, and embossed with white powder. Finally used tape to mask off the butterfly wings to ink up only the body with Color Box black pigment ink to stamp three bodies directly onto the card, then embossed with clear powder. Fixed the wings on with silicone to raise them up off the page.
Matted onto black Bazzill, and then Emerald Bazzill Bling. The card base is white card measuring 13.5cm square. (Approx. 5.25".)

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12 comments:

Jacquie said...

Love your blog! I posted some links to your blog on my blog yesterday, everyone loves your tutorials and work.

AfterHoursSTamper.blogspot.com

Janine said...

This is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Tracy.H said...

Wow! Beautiful. :0)

theysaywordscanbleed said...

the butterfly details are so adorable.

arlene,
East Bremerton florist

audrey said...

what a lovely butterfly card you do inspire people to have a go. thank you so much. Audrey xx

Hev said...

That is fabulous Joanne :)

retiredheather said...

Gorgeous! I have never heard of shimmering chalks but they look great.

Mary said...

Absolutely gorgeous Joanne, i love all of your cards, you are an inspiration to all of us crafters.

Mary aka Mad Mary (COC)

Barbara Hagerty said...

Your card is lovely! The butterflies are stunning and your color choices are gorgeous! The shimmer actually shows in the photograph. I can imagine how vibrant it is in real life!

I made a couple of your flowers and posted them in Arty Girlz' "nature" challenge, with credit and a link to your blog and tutorial. Thanks for all the wonderful, inspiring information and works of art! I love your blog!

XOXO

Michelle said...

Joanne, your butterfly card is gorgeous! I love the chalks on the background, very pretty.

Theresa said...

Gorgeous Card. Love your background.

jules said...

gorgeous!!!!!love the butterflies!!!

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