Always when I visit the Clearly Besotted Stamps online shop, I fall in love with virtually everything, I buy a lot of stuff and then when I have it, the ideas won’t come. Finally, I’ve gotten around to use this gorgeous set called “Happy Everything” with its beautiful flower and butterfly images.
I cut the “window” shapes from a panel of card stock and then pushed my flower stamp around until it finally showed the parts I wanted to see through the windows. I stamped the flower with Versafine Smokey Grey 2nd generation stamping to have the lines appear more muted.
Versafine is great to use with Prismacolor pencils and their blending solution, it doesn’t smear if you give a few minutes to set. I first put down the lighter colors and faded them out, then went over some parts of the image with a darker shade of the same color to add dimension.
Once the card base was done, I generously sprayed Mr Huey’s Shimmer mist over it; it just adds the most magnificent sparkle.
I then stamped the two butterflies on the top panel, added the sentiment, and put lots of foam tape on the back to make it hover over the page. Just in time I realized that I would end up with a card with too little contrast.
I cut two stripes of Bazzill basics candy bar card stock and glued them to the back of the card so only a small sliver would show, but that adds just enough contrast to make the card much more interesting. I finished the card off by adding pearls to each the red and green butterfly. And done.
- Dani Peuss heavy white card stock
- Versafine Smokey Grey
- Clearly Besotted Stamps “Happy Everything”
- Memento Bamboo Leaves green ink
- Hero Arts Red Royal ink
- Standard die shape that came with the Sizzix Big Shot
- Prismacolor pencils & blending solution
- Mr Huey’s Shimmer Mist
- Ali Edwards “Sunshine” stamp set
- Bazzill Basics candy bar card stock
I’ll be entering this card into the following challenge: CAS – Colors and Sketches #67.