Monday, February 19, 2018

Butterflies and Hydrangeas

This is my second post of the day and I'd like to share with you a card created using one of the new stamp sets recently released from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  The set is Whispers of Comfort-Hydrangea and it also comes with some beautiful sentiments.

I started out by coloring the image with Copic markers and added Pan Pastels for the sky. A charcoal stick was used to add more depth to the shadows.  Once the image was colored,  Periwinkle glitter was added to the blue hydrangea petals and Bubblegum glitter was added to the pink hydrangea petals.

The butterfly was transformed into a sparkling beauty by adding glue to each area with a Sakura glue pen.  The yellow areas were covered with Sunny Daze glitter, the orange areas are accented with Creamsicle glitter, and the body of the butterfly was covered with Blue Raven glitter.

Once the image was complete, I fussy cut around the edge and adhered it to my card base.

The card base was created by die cutting white cardstock with a Sue Wilson die (Backgrounds-Swirly Vine).  I also cut a solid square from white cardstock so that I could add glitter underneath the cut outs.  I used 1" Tear-ific tape to cover the outer edge of this solid square and adhered the die cut piece on top.  Next, I added Cobalt Blue glitter to the remaining exposed adhesive areas.

I decided the white was too bright after laying the focal image on top.  Copics to the rescue.  I grabbed a light yellow (Y00) and colored the swirly vines.  Once this was completed, I used dimensional tape to pop dot the focal image.

Products Used:
GlitterPeriwinkle (G1060); Bubblegum (G1088); Sunny Daze (G1038); Creamsicle (G1140); Blue Raven (G1024); Cobalt Blue (GM2015)
Dies: Sue Wilson Designs (Backgrounds-Swirly Vine)
1” Tear-ific Tape
Dimensional Tape
Sakura Glue pen
Tangerine die cutting machine
Copic markers
Pan Pastels


Donna Ellis said...

Such lovely colors, Anne, and a beautifully peaceful card!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Beautiful creation! Love the pan pastels sky against the beautifully colored hydrangeas.

Lisa said...

This is so stunning, Anne!! the colors are amazing!! I love the beautiful sparkle!! Gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Lena said...

Wow, this is so beautiful. Love, love all the sparkle and shine!
Enjoy your day,