Yesterday I made a card for my friend whose 50th birthday party was last night. I used a technique learned last week, and as the decoration on her gift was butterflies, of course I followed that theme for card and gift wrap paper. Not that I haven't been interested in butterflies lately as you may have noticed! I decided the colours should be happy and vibrant just like my friend, and just like the celebration.
|Butterflies in bright colours for a brilliant personality|
Die-cutters – Butterfly formation, Tiny butterflies.
Distress inks – broken china, squeezed lemon.
Alcohol inks - watermelon, sunshine, lettuce. Gold mixative.
Perfect Pearl and water mix in mini mister. (Help: does anyone have a trick to stop mini misters clogging apart from washing out the nozzle every time it's used?)
Method:1. Cut a mask free-hand with a craft knife to create a rectangle of background colour. The edge of the rectangle is pleasingly wobbly. Used this to apply Distress inks to matt card stock.
2. Stamped the butterfly formation in Archive Black ink. Sprayed the whole with Perfect Pearl.
3. Cut all butterflies from gloss card treated with alcohol inks, listed above and glued them in place using Diamond Glaze.
4. Matted the on gloss card treated with watermelon & gold alcohol ink, then mounted the whole thing on ice gold card stock.
|Gold gift wrap sprayed with Copic ink.|
Hope you enjoy this project.