I had fun creating cards with the beautiful Tsuki Butterfly CM-B5 stamp from Designs by Ryn.
To create the background for this card I blended the following Smooch Inks: Plumberry, Pool, Grape Soda and then added a little Silver Fox. I used a letter Background to stamp first with Brilliance Platinum Planet and then again with Colourbox Boysenberry Pigment Ink.
The Butterfly was stamped and embossed with silver on white card stock. I coloured it using Tom Bow markers 452, 636 & 665 and then cut it out. I popped it up and curved the wings down a little.
The sentiment was stamped with Colourbox Midnight Pigment Ink and then embossed with clear. I added some hand-dyed ribbon that was in my stash and layered with co-ordinating card stock.
Stamps used: Designs by Ryn - Tsuki CMB5, Penny Black 1999L - Letter Background, Kaisercraft Life Sentiments
I had fun with the background for this card ! I've seen this watercolour technique and often wondered how was it done ? Fortunately I met Ryn, a talented artist who had beautiful cards on display using this technique. She took the time during a busy show to describe what to do ! Tom Bow markers, water & salt are the 'secret'. I will be 'playing' more with this technique !
The Tsuki butterfly and sentiment were both stamped over the background with Colourbox Midnight Pigment ink and then embossed with clear. I didn't think this card needed anything else as the background is the 'art' and the butterfly image compliments it. I just added a few rhinestones and layered with some navy & teal card stock.
One more photo today ! My step-mother Ann, who is a great photographer, often takes the time to send me beautiful photos. I thought I would post this one as it's inspiration for butterfly cards ! Thanks Ann for sharing so many of your wonderful photographs !!!
That's all for today !
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day,