Butterfly Basics


Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop!  Each of the design team members is taking turns suggesting a theme and Debbie picked the theme of Watercolor Wash!  What a fun technique

If you are going forward in the hop you arrived here from my friend and partner Connie Babbert and her Inkspired Treasures blog.  She always has such GREAT cards!

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This was such fun to do.  Instead of ‘washing’ a color for the background, I took the watercolor paper, used my aquapainter to wet it, then stamped the fern using Wild Wasabi.  Then I took my aquapainter again and colored over it with water to give it that washed out look.  Then while it was still wet, I stamped again using the Wild Wasabi and just let it spread without adding more water.

Here’s the detials

  • Pear Pizzazz – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Watercolor paper – 3 5/8 x 5 1/2.  Do like I said above wetting the paper stamping, using the aquapainter etc.
  • Blackberry Bliss dsp (from the Incolor paper stack) – 3/4 x 5 1/2.  Add behind the watercolor panel then add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Mossy Meadow – 1 1/8 x 3 1/4.  Stamp greeting using Versamark and white emboss.  Cut into a banner and add using dimensionals.
  • Stamp small butterfly 3 times using Blackberry Bliss, punch with bitty butterfly and add to card front.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.
Set(s): Butterfly Basic
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, Incolor dsp Paper Stack, Watercolor paper
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Blackberry Bliss, Versamark
Other: White Embossing Powder, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Now it’s time to head over to Nicole Tugrul Be Create with Nicole Blog.  She has such GREAT ideas!

SatHopClickHereUntil next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!


7 responses to “Butterfly Basics

  1. Wow! Such a simple thing but it makes a wonderfully different background. Just lovely,

  2. love the great ethereal background you achieved with the w/c paper….you make good watercolor look great!

  3. //////////////wOWSERS!!! a stunning card & looks elegant & expensive, too

  4. JEANNE Smoker

    Did you use a white marker around the edge of the butterflies to set them off like that, Mary?

  5. Cool, gotta try this. Always forget about my watercolor paper.

  6. Beautiful card and love the washing technique!! Time to pull out my watercolour paper!! 🙂

  7. Pingback: Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop: Watercolor Wash! | Be Creative With Nicole

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