Butterfly Basics for GDP069

I spent yesterday working on some invitation designs that customers had requested.  You know with graduation coming up, at least here, there are lots of parties.  And let’s not forget weddings!

This is the perfect time to be thinking about those events with Sale-A-Bration going on and the opportunity to earn Inker Rewards — you know those rewards that I personally give for shopping with me.  It’s a pretty sweet deal!

Today, I’ve been creating with Butterfly Basics.

I don’t know what it is about getting to January but I’m ready to think Spring even though Winter hasn’t really happened.

Butterfly Basics for GDP069

So using Butterfly Basics and the color challenge for GDP069, I created this card.

It starts with a Delightful Dijon card base.

Then, I’ve layered on a piece of Pool Party.

I used the distressed hexagons image from Butterfly Basics around the edges of the Pool Party layer.  It was inked in Versamark and then heat embossed with Silver.  I think it makes a really cool edge!

Butterfly Basics for GDP069 - angled view - from theartfulinker.com

Since I wanted to do a watercolor wash on my top layer, I used a piece of Thick Whisper White cardsotck.  It will absorb the wet without as much buckling.  Using an Aqua Painter, I laid down a light wash of Pool Party ink.  Being a little impatient this morning, I dried using my Heat Tool.  This layer was attached with Fast Fuse.  It’s strong enough to hold those minor waves flat!

The fern fronds are also from Butterfly Basics.  They were inked with Delightful Dijon and stamped off before adding them to the Whisper White layer.  This was in keeping with the overall softness of the finished card I had in mind.

“Happy Birthday” was inked with Pool Party.  I’ve inked and stamped this image twice just to make it a bit bolder since I didn’t want to change shades.

Next, I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen and added some beads of glue to my Silicone Craft Mat.  After the beads had dried, I added a few to the ferns with a drop of the same glue in order to have dew drops.

Then, I used the Bold Butterfly Framelits to cut a Pool Party Butterfly.  This was backed with a Silver Foil Paper butterfly cut with the Butterflies Thinlits.  For the body, I’ve used a four rhinestone strip of Basic Rhinestones.  The butterfly was added with Dimensionals.

Butterfly Basics for GDP069 - inside - from theartfulinker.com

Finally, I added a couple of fern images to the inside of the card to give it a finished look.

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  • Reply
    Paula Dobson
    January 13, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    I agree with you Sara, that silver embossed background is lovely! The little “water” drops are also a nice touch. Great card, great use of this weeks challenge colours. Thanks for playing at Global Design Project and good luck with the Guest Artist pick.

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      Sara Levin
      January 13, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      Thank you Paula for the lovely feedback!!

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