Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #18

So when I first saw this sketch I immediately thought 'picture frame' and then that was about it. It took me 2 more days to actually figure out what the rest of it was going to be. Today I received my shipment of stamps from Queen Kat designs and completely forgot what I bought so when I was pulling them out I spotted a beautiful butterfly stamp that I knew I wanted to use on my next card. My next step was to plan my color scheme to go along with the butterfly and my idea of a picture frame. I went looking through my pp to see if I had anything remotely that looked like wood and sure enough in my DCWV Green/Recycled Stack I found one! In another DCWV stack (whimsy I think it was) I found a pp with pink & brown butterflies and that sparked the rest of my design even though I didn't actually use that pp.

Putting together a card is always so much easier once you have a game plan so after I got all my supplies together I got down to it. I stamped the QKD butterfly on to white cs with brown pigment ink from Craft smart, added Zing Clear embossing powder and some heat and out came a glossy outlined image :-) I have to say that doing that first really helped control the bleeding of my copics as I usually leave off the embossing powder & just use dye ink which tends to run when I color the image with any medium be it copics, watercolor pencils or regular colored pencils (the problem usually arises after I add some sort of wet medium). Since my aunt's birthday is this week I decided to make this into a bday card for her and I used a stamping technique I had seen elsewhere -- where the stamped image is not fully on the paper. After I finished that I turned my plain wood cs card into a frame by using a copic marker to make corners & more wood grain marks and then distressed it all. I'm really pleased with how this card turned out; it's definitely one of my favorites ;-)

Butterfly Birthday

  • cs & pp - DCWV
  • butterfly stamp - Queen Kat Designs (QKD)
  • saying stamp - Stampabilities
  • brown pigment ink - Craft Smart
  • embossing powder - Zing Clear
  • color - Copics
  • wire - Hobby Lobby/Michaels? not sure
  • heat gun
Sweet Sunday Sketch #18


  1. Your frame is SO creative! Gorgeous card and fantastic job on the sketch.

  2. how creative and beautiful, i just love butterflies!!! I would love for you to stop by and play my Father's Day Challenge!!


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