Monday, 27 April 2015

Butterfly Card Tutorial

Hello, today I am going to share a card I made with step by step instructions on how I made it.  There are a lot of pictures, so grab a cuppa and get comfy.

I thought I would share the finished card with you first, then show you how I made it.

1 Here are the ingredients for the card;
6x6 Card Blank, Navy Card, White Stamping Card
Swallowtail Butterfly Stamp from Stampin Up
Memento Ink in Paris Dusk
Promarkers in; Indigo Blue, Island Lagoon, Mint Green, Pink Lobster, Pink Carnation, Tropical Orchid, Orchid, Lavender, Tropical Sunrise, Soft Peach, Canary, Lemon.
Kuretake Wink of Stella Brush Pen in Clear
Stix2 PVA Adhesive & 3D Foam Pads
Oval & Scalloped Oval Punch
Sentiment Stamp

2  Trim down your navy layer of card to 14.4cm x 14.2cm 
Your white stamping card to 14cmx13.8cm
Place your stamp onto an acrylic block or cd case and ink it up.

3  I stamped the image off centre, to make the card slightly more interesting.

4 Start colouring your butterfly from the centre using Island Lagoon Promarker.

5 Take your Mint Green Promarker and colour over the darker green continuing to fill in the empty area with colour.

6 Using Tequila Sunrise colour the next section of the butterfly, use the shading lines of the stamp to guide you where to place the colour.

7  This time use Soft Peach to blend with the Tequila Sunrise.

8  Take your Canary pen and finish the section and start the next part of the wings.

9  Using the Lemon Promarker, go over the Canary section and colour in some of the next section.

10  The Pink Lobster pen is the next one to use.

11  Go over the Pink Lobster sections with Pink Carnation.

12  Use the Tropical Orchid, colour the next section.

13  Go over the Tropical Orchid with Orchid to blend the colours in.

14  Finish off the section with Lavender.

15  Use the base colours of Tequila Sunrise, Pink Lobster, Canary and Island Lagoon to fill in any empty section and highlight parts of your butterfly.

16  Put your card together by sticking down your navy layer to the card blank, then stick down your butterfly layer.  Time to add lots of subtle sparkle with your Wink of Stella Brush Pen.

Here is a super close close up of the finished butterfly, isn't that sparkle just gorgeous?

17  Stamp the sentiment onto white card and punch it out using the oval punch.
Make a layer to place it on using the navy card and the oval scalloped punch.
Glue your sentiment onto the layer, and pop some 3d Foam under the navy layer and place on your card.

I hope you have enjoyed this step by step post as much as I enjoyed doing it.  Thanks for popping by today.

Carol x

Friday, 24 April 2015

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Fairies and Toadstools!

Hello, today I am sharing a card that has 2 of my favourite things - Fairies and Toadstools.

I decided it was time to look out my Promarkers and Flexmarkers and colour in. Sometimes we all need to escape from real life and take some time out to play. I love the Gorjuss Girl stamps and have one or two *cough* that I like to colour in.  I found a lovely piece of cardstock in my stash and decided to use the colours on it for my Fairy and the die cut toadstools. I have left a wee space at the top right corner so I can pop a sentiment onto once I decide if I can part with it lol.

Gorjuss Girl Stamp
Toadstool & Grass dies
Papers from Stash

I hope you like this card, and it inspires you to look out your pens and have a play!

Carol x

Monday, 6 April 2015

Thinking Of You

Hello from a very sunny Glasgow! Hope you are having a lovely Easter weekend. We have had a great one so far, lots of relaxing, crafting and chocolate eating!

Today I am going to share a really quick card I made yesterday and it is also quite a clean and simple card. 

I used the Sheltering Tree set from Stampin Up.  It is photopolymer (clear) so super easy to layer up.  I made the trunk grey, then used Versa Mark for the foliage and sprinkled with pink embossing powder and used my heat tool.  I then used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to add some "sky".  The sentiment also comes from the set.

Memento Grey Flannel Ink
Tumbled Glass DI
Versa Mark
Pink Embossing powder

Thanks for visiting today, hope you like the card.x

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

"Be Amazing" 10 Minute Make Card

Hello, I can't believe it is another new month! Where is this year going?  

Today, it's my turn over on the Sarah Hurley 365 Blog and I am sharing my latest "10 Minute Make" Card using Sarah Hurley Doodle Doll Stamps and Distress Inks.

Distress Inks
Stix2 DST 

Thanks for popping by today, I hope you like the card. Carol xx