7.25.2013

Brushstroke Butterflies

I have another card today inspired by the awesomeness over at the Online Card Classes Summer Card Camp 2!  I am loving this, you guys!  For reals!  For this one, I used markers to color some punched butterflies that I added to my card.  I used dye ink markers (Momento) to achieve a really pretty brushstroke look on them.  I love how that worked!  I never think to just use my markers for these types of things!  I'm always reaching for the colored cardstock or patterned paper, so this was a fun diversion from my norm!

Butterfly Thank You


I used the awesome Thank You Heart die set from Simon Says Stamp for the focal point sentiment on this one.  I LOVE that die!!!  Lots.  The butterflies are actually punched instead of die cut.  Yup.  With a good 'ole Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly punch.

Butterfly Thank You (detail)


I used a lot of white with the color combo again.  I have to admit.  It is easier to do the brown tones with the purple and blue tones if you add a lot of white.  I like white, what can I tell ya?  LOL!  I gave it a bit of texture with the Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder.  I like that one a lot because it is super versatile!

Anyway... color your die cuts or punched pieces!  It's a neat trick and super easy to do.  AND...you then have something that is the color you want instead of whatever close-to-what-you-wanted color you could dig up in your stash!  That's ALWAYS a good thing!

Have a Happy!

Find the products I used for this card in the links below!  Woot!




19 comments:

  1. WHAT A FABULOUS JOB you've done on this!!!!!!!!!! I AGREE with Mary Pat, SIMPLY PERFECTION!!!!!:) From a Fellow Camper!!!!!:)

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  2. That heart die is gorgeous. Beautiful card!

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  3. Love that you used the woodgrain for the die cut heart sentiment. Great card!

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  4. I ADORE this! Love how you used the brush to give the butterflies some texture.

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  5. LOVE that die! What a fabulous card with all the texture and colors!

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  6. This is a fabulous card, love the way you used all the various elements in your design.

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  7. GORGEOUS!! Love the texture and all the sweet details!

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  8. So cute! Love the white die cut sentiment over kraft! So soft and pretty:) Have a great weekend girlie!

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  9. Ohhh love the look of the brushstroke on the butterflies! Your card is great!

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  10. CONGRATS on being FEATURED!!!!!!! I KNEW this was a WINNER!!!!!!!:)

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  11. Gorgeous!! Congrats on being in the spotlight!!!

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  12. Great card - I love this die set too! Congrats on being featured on bonus day over at card camp!

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  13. Love that die. Your card is so pretty. Congrats on being spotlighted.

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  14. Beautiful card! Congrats on being in the limelight at SCC2.

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  15. I love how you've hidden the dark purple butterfly behind your sentiment - really softens it! Great card, and congrats on being spotlighted at Summer Card Camp 2!

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