Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sparkling Butterfly

Today I'd like to share another sparkling card.  This is made with another Peddlers Pack background stamp - the Butterfly Background.  Have I mentioned I love these background stamps?  There are so many ways to use them.  For this card, I decided to highlight the beautiful butterfly:

I began by using my new fav ink - Palette Burnt Umber - to stamp the background on SU Barely Banana paper.  I am so sad that this color is being discontinued by SU - it is one of my go to colors for springy cards, so I'll be stocking up!  I then stamped the background again and cut out the butterfly.  I used copics to color in the butterfly, then added glitter highlight on the inner portions of the wings.  The body and other highlights are coated with crystal effects to give them some shine.  After a bit of drying time, I simply attached the colored butterfly over the stamped one in the background by using a glue dot in the center.  The crystal effects give the wings just enough stiffness so that I could bend them a bit and have them keep their shape.  This card can be used for so many occasions... I am thinking I'm going to have to make some more with different color combos... purples, pinks... so many possibilities!  Thanks for stopping by to check out my creation... and happy stamping! 

Joan Signature


Joanne Gilch said...

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous. loss for words so stunning!

LuLu said...

Breathtakingly stunning card - love that butterfly.


Tracey said...

This is so beautiful & elegant Joan :)


Kathy said...

Very beautiful, love all the sparkle.

Paper Addict said...

This card is stunning!!!! Great job..Ronnie

Jen said...

Yes, this card is stunning, and your butterfly is GOEGEOUS! Love this!