A Gorgeous Butterfly in the Spotlight

Hi there! Jean here with you today and I am excited to share this card I created using the Beautiful Wings stamp set.

For this card, I wanted to do a spotlight (of sorts )on the gorgeous butterfly stamp that is included in this set.  I love large, bold images – they provide lots of room for color and they make a big impact.  Also… just a little secret:  spotlighting an image is a great way to use larger images without having to create a scene on your card. 

To make this card:

  1. Stamp the butterfly using Copic-friendly ink using your MISTI or other stamping tool.  Once stamped, do NOT remove the stamp from your MISTI (you’ll use it again in step #4).
  2. Color the image using colors of your choice.  I chose the more traditional monarch butterfly colors because orange is my favorite color   But you can easily switch it up to whatever  color you like.  If it helps, I used 3 different color groups for my butterfly – a bright orange, a bright yellow, and then a darker orange.  Here are the Copic marker colors I used:  Y15, Y19, and Y38;  YR15, YR16, and YR18; YR04, YR07, and YR09
  3. Once you have the butterfly colored, go around the outside edge with Copic markers in shades of blue – I used B0000, B000, and B00 to give it just a hint of a blue background.  You could skip this step but I like that it makes the image stand out even more.
  4. Put your image back in your MISTI and re-stamp the black outline of the butterfly.  This is a good trick because if you happened to color over the lines, re-stamping darkens the outline again and makes it nice and crisp.
  5. Die cut your image using any shape you like – I used a square but I think this card could be equally beautiful with an oval or circle!
  6. Determine your card layout, then stamp a sentiment on your card base – I used one of the stamps from the set and stamped it at the top, above the butterfly.
  7. Add your butterfly using foam adhesive.
  8. Die cut a word sentiment.  I used a “Beautiful” die from my stash.
  9. Adhere your word sentiment die cut to a strip of vellum and adhere it to your card front – be careful where you place your glue behind the vellum because it will show through.

What do you think?  Do you think spotlighting is something you might try?  I hope so! And I hope you share what you create!  We would love to see it!

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Have a wonderfully creative day, everyone!



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