Card Size: 6" x 4" (black card base)
Uniquely Creative Products Used
Butterflies Stamp Set, Butterflies Fussy Cutting Die Set, Cut-a-Part Essentials #5 die, Butterflies Cut-a-Part Sheet, Uniqolour Markers, Watercolour Paper, Sunshine Rhinestones, Blending brush
Other Products Used
White cardstock, Catherine Pooler inks, Nuvo drops (clear), foam tape, EK Tools scoring board
1. After using the Cut-a-Part Essentials #5 die to cut the Cut-a-Part sentiments out, I was inspired to use the leftover piece as a stencil! Tape it in place to a piece of smooth white cardstock and use a Stencil Brush to apply some yellow and orange ink in a graduated ombre effect.
2. Stamp a series of the Butterflies onto watercolour paper with permanent ink such as Staz On. Then colour them in with Uniqolor Markers. I chose to stick with a yellow/orange/white/black colour scheme – a sort of homage to the humble Monarch Butterfly. Use the matching dies to cut them out.
3. I wanted to give my butterflies a realistic look with their wings folded up. The watercolour cardstock is pretty thick so I used a scoring board to score a line right down the middle to make it easier to fold them exactly where I wanted them.
4. Time to piece it all together. The stenciled background was stuck to a black card base. Adhere the butterflies by applying a bit of glue only down their folded middle, so their wings would still rise up off the card. Attach the sentiment with foam tape for extra dimension, and I used both Sunshine Rhinestones and some clear Nuvo drops for a finishing touch of bling!