None of us is born thinking we are ordinary. Feeling special is an essential part of the human
birthright. If you don’t think you are special, you won’t seek
to contribute your gift to the world. -Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting,
small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life.
And everyone deserves a little sunshine.
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I used this gorgeous Poinsettia Butterfly image. I
have been wanting to try my hand at this one for some time and I am delighted
with the way my finished card looks!
I hope you are too!
I started by printing the image on a piece of Vellum card stock. I then flipped over so the printed side was down and using markers, started coloring laying down light to dark. Every down and then I would use a q-tip to soften edges or blended a bit more,
I would flip back over to the front to see how it looked and once I was satisfied with the finish from the front, I left to dry thoroughly..
One the front side, I used a glue pencil and added some yellow glitter to the flower centers and a touch of dazzling diamonds to the flowers themselves and the antennae.
I think that by coloring on the backside of vellum you achieve a softer, almost velvety look to the image and colors. Especially on heavier weight vellum like the one SU! sells.
I used the matching paper piercing template to create an outline on the card base,
I die cut a smaller piece of card stock to back the vellum and attached to the card base with foam dimensionals.
Card size is 5x7
Card stock, Vellum, Ink, Dazzling Diamonds glitter
and Labels Collection die and paper Piercing Template are all from Stampin Up! / Yellow glitter (flower centers) from OTC / Sentiment from Halo Rubber Stamps / Black ink is India ink from Memories Challenges Entered 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes