Have you ever made a card that you gave away and then wished that you had another just like it? I needed to send a thank you card to a friend and recalled a card that I had made several months ago when I was daydreaming about how my summer garden would look. Unlike other parts of the country we are being treated to a radiant Indian Summer with very warm days, and you guessed it, butterflies in the garden.
Racking my brain to remember how (and with what colors!) I created this 3D butterfly card, I started by stamping the Lockhart Itty Bitty butterfly #3008 with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the butterfly with sparkly Spica markers. Adding Glossy Accents after coloring gave it the perfect finishing touch! To get the bent wing effect of the butterfly, remember to first bend it before you apply the Glossy Accents and prop the wings up a tad while drying. Once dry the 'bend' will be permanent.
Next, it was on to the flowers and I found those of the Lockhart Bouquet #7002 were perfect. After stamping on white card stock I colored the leaves of the bouquet with two different Copic markers.
Real flowers have all kinds of colors and textures so why not combine colored pencil with markers? I actually do this alot because I find it adds a slightly different color dimension. These two colors are Prismacolor pink and process red.
You can easily create a dappled effect for a background (sky maybe?) by 'dabbing' with two different Copic markers.
Did you know that in every package of Inchie Papers you get 2 Inchie Finders? These are neat little tools if you need to decide where to crop a part of a larger image. These little acetate squares are the same size as an Inchie Square and all you need to do is trace around it in light pencil, cut, and paste it to the Inchie Square.
After you have glued the bouquet to the Inchie Square (remember to color the edges!) use small pieces of foam tape to attach the butterfly to the flowers. Finding a color coordinated Inchie Paper to use as a background is a simple embellishment for a clean and crisp looking card. The finished card is from the Inchie Notes blue/lavender collection.
Enjoy this last gasp of summer as it isn't officially over until September 22nd!