All A Flutter is quickly becoming one of my favorite stamp sets from the Summer Mini Catalog. In today’s tutorial, I’m showing you a simple way to color your butterflies and achieve a bright, bold and colorful look!
They look like they just landed on the cardstock don’t they? Scroll to the bottom to see the complete and finished card.
Once again, I am embossing on Vellum Cardstock, leaving a generous amount of space between each image. I used Black Embossing Powder to get the crisp black lines in the image to POP. Right now, you’re saying.. yeah, and then you colored them, right? WRONG… It was actually even easier than coloring on vellum!
I wanted strong, vibrant colors for my butterflies so…. After embossing, I flipped the Vellum card stock over, and using my Tombow Multi Adhesive, covered the butterfly with glue, except for the antennae. Note: the image below is only 1/2 covered with the Tombow Multi Adhesive.
Next, I took scraps of New In-Color Card Stock Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, and older in-color card stock Tangerine Tango… and placed them firmly on top of the Tombow Multi covered butterfly image.
Press firmly with your hand to prevent the Vellum Card Stock from rippling… the warmth from your hands will also help the glue dry more quickly.
Here’s what the butterflies looked like before I cut them out with my paper snips… The one on the top right is not quite dry yet!
After snipping out the butterflies (very closely to the embossed edge), simple white accents were added with a White Signo Gel Pen.
I decided the butterflies really needed a soft blue sky to flit through… so I tore a piece of scrap cardstock vellum and sponged white clouds into the Bashful Blue Cardstock. (I used vellum just because that was what happened to be on the table.)
And then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I did NOT use the embossing buddy as I wanted the texture and effect created when the clear EP stuck to the cardstock even where there was no ink… giving it a deeper blue coloration.
After embossing “Kind Thanks” (from the Thank You Kindly Stamp Set) with white EP, the butterflies were mounted onto the blue and white sponged sky with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Here is the finished card… what do you think?
Later today, I’ll announce my blog candy winner for the butterfly card posted on May 18th.
Tomorrow I am sharing a special collaborative project my friend Tee & I made during our Friday “play date.” It’s not like anything you’ve ever seen before on my blog, so I hope you’ll like it too…