The packaging from the transparent & clings sets always comes in handy for gift packaging. I let you in on a little secret. I forgot the envelopes. Oh well.... I think the vintage pin will make up for that. I love to use these metal vintage pins on my bulletin board.
I just want to give you a close up on each card and a tutorial to follow.
The enamel accents is that one extra detail that makes the card ...gives it that extra dimensional pop.
I have been layering my butterflies for more lift as you see in all of these cards.
In this post I used vellum as my second layer that I stamped on for a more delicate look.
The corners I used Chipped Sapphire. This combo is my favorite. Which one is yours??
This powder tool gives me a clean image when I use it before I emboss. Just brush it over your paper. For today I'm using watercolor paper.
I just smeared my ink pads right onto the paper. I started with the lighter colors in the middle.
Add some worn lipstick bringing the color from the edges toward the center. Then add the darker color in the corners with Barn Door.
I like to stamp the pad directly onto the craft mat. Then I smear the ink with a wet wipe to get these lines of droplets in the ink.
Lay the paper down onto the droplets. Pick it up and see if you are happy. Perhaps repeat or add some different colors.
This is when you can add the Enamel Accents. ( I use both colors all the time) Notice that the image isn't totally filled in because I stamped it on a heavy textured water color paper. I felt it was a perfect for the batik look.
I stamped the ink pads on some card stock to "color" them then stamped the paisley background on top. Punch out your butterflies on some white paper and the inked paper.
That's it for today. Off to work on my card for Thursday. Thanks again for stopping...I really appreciate it. Hugs, Kathy
P.S. Here is Penny Black's blog in case you would rather leave a comment there :)