I would like to start this post with a warm welcome to Sally Bownes of Sallys Bitz2 - do pop over and look at all the gorgeous work she showcases, and leave her some love.
I was recently commissioned to make some thank you cards.
I thought about the design for a while, knowing the circumstances of the need, and suggested incorporating a butterfly.
The suggestion was accepted, with the proviso that it look similar to a Monarch butterfly.
Here they are as a swarm, or kaleidoscope of butterflies, on my bench.
This is the finished card
I started by colouring a sheet of watercolour paper with Yellow, Orange, and Gamboge Brusho powders and spritzed them lightly with water and let them react. When that was dry I cut the bottom layer of the butterflies using an M/B Effera die - (Appears to be discontinued, but the Asti Die is similar).
I next cut a corresponding number of the M/B Pippi Die from black cardstock.
My Cuttlebug was working overtime!
I then sponged through a Paper Roses Small Mesh die cut with Broken China DI and one of the darker blues from a kaleidoscope pad.
I used my new blending brushes, they are wonderful to work with, and did not 'soak' the cardboard stencil I had made with the die cut.
I then layered the butterfly die cuts over that,
stamped the sentiment at the base of the card, being very thankful for my Misti ,
and it was finished. I used a big sentiment to balance the card.
It was one word in a set of large word stamps, intended to be used as a guide to writing...
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