Sunday, July 17, 2011

Nature Walk & Butterfly Prints

Today's card uses the Nature Walk stamp set teamed with a sentiment from the Butterfly Prints set. Just three colours used in this one of Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive.

The wild flower border at the base of the card has first been stamped in Soft Suede using the second generation technique (by stamping one impression onto scrap paper before stamping onto your card). Then another layer of wild flowers has been stamped over the top using Old Olive for the leaves and Rich Razzleberry for the flower heads.

The butterfly and bees have been stamped using Soft Suede ink and the wings of the butterfly and bodies of the bees have been coloured by using a water brush to move the colour of the ink. I stamped a second butterfly and cut out one wing which has been fixed over the first image with foam pads to add dimension.

I then stippled a deep border leaving a clear area around the butterfly. I finished the card with a few jewels between the flurry of bees (not sure if they really work on a card of this style - but just felt the need to use some).

And for the inside .....

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Julia
    This is a lovely card and I think the insert really finishes it off. I'm now finding it very difficult not to put these stamps on my wish list.