THINGS WITH WINGSBeverley has some wonderful stamp sets featuring things with wings and I've gone for a light, bright butterfly card:
Stamps: Uniko Studio - Bright Butterflies, English Country Garden Butterflies; Background Builders Round in Circles
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Bermuda Bay; Versafine - Onyx Black; Memento - Grey Flannel
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU DP - Bermuda Bay; Vellum; Clear Embossing Powder; Copic Markers; Staedtler Ergo Soft Pencils; Wink of Stella - Clear
I used a couple of challenges in the making of this card. I CASEd Michele's beautiful card at MUSE - MUSE#113 and I used the colours from this week's Colour Q - cQc#287 - my pop of colour teal. I was going to make this a one-layer card with the butterfly stamped directly on the card, but decided that it would be much better to have a dimensional butterfly. I stamped the image in Versafine on vellum and heat embossed with clear powder. I coloured the reverse of the image with Copic markers and pencils. Once cut out, I added lots of sparkle to the top of the image - in real-life this really shimmers when the sun shines on it. I used a selection of stamps from the Round in Circles to create the background and added a simple sentiment at the top.
The image you see above is slightly different to the one on Uniko Studio's blog (see left). After I loaded my image to Uniko Studio, I thought it wasn't quite finished. I added a line of linked circles stamped in black, it seemed to balance the card better. On the inside I cut a mat layer of design paper and stamped some decoration on the white panel, but left space for my message.
Looking at my photos - this card appears to be slightly wonky - it's actually straight!! Must check out my photography skills :)
You can't see the sparkle on the butterfly's wings, so I've taken an out-of-focus photo as this seems to show the shimmer:
Do drop by the blog and check out the inspiration cards from the rest of the team and also from our Guest Designers - Michelle and Elaine. You've got plenty of time to play along - deadline for submission is Friday 1st May, 8.00am BST (3.00am EDT). Have fun!!!