Spring Butterflies

Spring is in the air - - at least the last few days, although I suspect we will have some more cold weather and probably some more snow. But let’s not think about that for now. Instead, let’s think spring and pretty colours. That’s what I did as I created this card.


I made this card for the Global Design Project Challenge - Case the Designer. Allison Okamitsu created a beautiful card with a Butterfly on it, so I really wanted to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) her card. Here is the banner for the challenge with her card.

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At our Stamp-a-Stack on the weekend, we were doing some watercolouring with Aqua Painters. Often when we use Aqua Painters we just pick up some ink from a block with the painter, and colour away. Because we were using these for a group and making multiple cards, I decided to fill the Aqua Painters with colour. I filled them with water, and added reinker until I got the colour intensity I wanted. That way they were ready to go for everyone, and we had lots for the afternoon. We didn’t use all the liquid I had prepared, so I was looking for another project to use them on, and this butterfly card gave me the perfect opportunity.


I used the Butterfly Gala stamp set, and Versa Mark ink with Gold Embossing powder to stamp my butterfly image on Watercolour Paper. Then I simply coloured the butterfly with the Aqua Painters. It was easy, and lots of fun. (I did a whole bunch, so you are likely to see more of this type in the near future!!) I punched the butterly out with the Butterfly Duet Punch, and mounted it with Mini Dimensionals in the middle only so it would float on my card. Allison had used one of the Pearlized Doilies on her card and I liked how it looked. I purchased some of these recently for the very first time, and I must tell you they are lovely! They have a subtle shimmer to them that is perfect for butterflies, and so many other things too. I’m looking forward to using more of these in upcoming projects.
One of the reasons I like playing along with this challenge is because it inspires me to create cards that are different from what I might normally do. I love how this card turned out, with the bright Spring colours and the pretty butterfly.
Leave a comment below and let me know what you think.