Monday, January 2, 2012

Thinking of you card using Penny Black "Butterly Suite"

Well to start off 2012 I didn't expect to wake up with no voice for no reason. Not knowing if I'm sick, I cancelled my plans and decided to stay in today and craft. While my kids played wii I broke out my Penny Black "butterfly suite" stamp. I saw video by the talented Jill Foster a while back and I had to buy the stamp. Here's the card then I'll provide some step by step details.

First I stamped the image on copic paper using black momento ink. Then I colored the image in using copics. The flower is colored with BV00, BV02, BV04, BV13. The greens are YG07, YG09, YG17. The butterflies are colored with YR07, YR16, YR18. Each person colors differently but I color with the lightest, then med, then darkest, then again with the lightest to blend.

Here is just the image colored

Then I used Tim holtz distress ink in old paper and brushed corduroy. I distressed the entire paper with the old paper ink, then distressed the sides with brushed corduroy. I used a paper distresser to distress the sides, then added more brushed corduroy.

Here's a picture of this step as you can see I also added another layer of the butterflies, cut the out and only adhered the center to give it dimension

To finish the card I used lily bee design paper head over heels 6x6 tiny tablet. I added the distress ink over the paper to dull it down a little, added a distressed doily, a stamped sentiment by hero arts sending smiles messages and a bow. I also added hints of glossy accents to the flowers and butterflies.

Here is a slightly angled view so you can see the dimension in the butterflies. 

Hope you like it.