Saturday, February 20, 2016

Taste the ranbow

Hello today I'm gonna blog this card I recently made for anyone curious how I did it or what I used.  This is going to be mostly pictures because I'm too lazy to have to type a whole bunch and I just think its more

I had craft supply ordering withdrawals so went ahead and scratched that itch and wanted to play with some of the new things I ordered. One of them was this beautiful butterfly stamp by memory box called fluttering, so I decided to make a card with it.

Using this cardstock and frog tape, I taped it down to my mat leaving a 1/8" border on all sides

I then sprayed the cardstock with the pink and blue first blotting up some of the extra ink that pooled.  Be careful to use clean sides of the paper towel your using or you'll end up dabbing the ink you alrdy collected on a new section that you may not intend to get that color in.
I then took my yellow and sprayed the top and bottom corner and blotted the excess of that also.
Once dry I used these ink splat stamps with water to give it a splotchy look, better it didn't turn out how I had planned so I think next time I'll just skip this stamp and maybe using a paint brush just flick some water across.
My next step I stamped my image down with black versa craft ink and embossed it

I don't have a pic of these next few steps sorry=(
After the embossing was heat set I went in with the izink coloring in each butterfly. You cant tell by the picture but it gives it a pearlescent shine.  I had ordered this thinking it was an opaque white that was pearlescent but was wrong! Anyway this project gave me the opportunity to play with it anyway.
Next I went in with the copic opaque on each butterfly to add some interest to each one and just make them stand out more.

Also went in with a little clear wink of stella on each one to give a little more sparkle. After this I took a stencil and some new paste I want to try out and added it to the corners. It wasn't really transparent like I thought it would be but still absorbed the ink to blend in.  oh I almost forgot! before I did this I also sprayed my paper with some workable fixative in the hopes that later if it accidentally gets a little wet the ink won't go everywhere. Ok back to it after the paste dried I added some stickles of matching colors to the paste.

Next using my ATG I glued to an A2 size card. Now the finally step I took some double click connections AKA double click skittles in the closest colors I had to my card and adhered them with some tombow glue.  Boy this was a lot more typing then I expected! I hope this was helpful to you!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Thanks for all the info on how you made this. Very beautiful