Wow! Time has gotten away from me and I'm so glad to get back into my craft room to create. The Card Concept had a great inspiration photo this week. I have been doing so many bright colors lately, I was excited to try something a little more light and airy. The colors of this inspiration photo were so pretty, I decided to use those along with the butterflies to create a clean and simple card.
I wanted to do some kind of white, fluffy pattern against a blue card to mimic the white flowers in the photo and the blue vase. I originally thought of clouds. But then, I thought butterflies would most likely be flying around flowers rather than up in the clouds, so I pulled out a stamp set from Hampton Arts. It includes these gorgeous, large, solid flowers that I thought would be perfect for the look I was going for. I heat embossed them as a border with white embossing powder and then scattered the colorful butterflies all around.
The butterflies are from Papertrey Ink's You Are a Masterpiece card kit. To color them, I used my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens. I use this technique quite a bit to add a watercolor look with some shimmer at the same time. It's nice because the pens have a a large color variety so you can add shading.
For the sentiment, I've been using a new favorite from My Favorite Things called Boss Babe. I really like the font and the cute sayings from this set. To make the sentiment stand out a little more, I first stamped it with Brilliance Ink in Moonlight White, then stamped it again a little offset with black dye ink.
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