Butterfly Garden

Julie Warner - justwritedesigns https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com/


Have you checked out the Splitcoast Featured Stamper (FS288) yet? Jean (naturecoastcrafter) has a lovely gallery and I chose her Here Comes the Sun to case. I kept the horizontal layout and flowers and butterfly, but I changed the colors, the images and added some flourishes.

The images are from Our Daily Bread designs. The small flowers on the small layer are actually from a bookmark, but with a little masking, they work here, too. For the backgrounds, I sponged on colors from a Blue Breeze Kaleidacolor ink pad. Then I did a technique called Water Stamping that my friend Bev Gerard did a tutorial on this past week on Splitcoast. I love the soft, marbled look it gives. I stamped a portion of the same Daisy Background in black across the bottom. I like the way it helps “ground” everything. Just a few hightlights were added were a white gel pen. A sweet little Cheery Lynn flourish was added in the lower left corner and I used a Marianne Designs corner die in the upper right.  The butterfly was white embossed onto vellum,  sponged w/ the same blue inks and die cut using the matching die. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Congrats again to Jean!


Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs- Bookmarks-Verses, Bookmarks-Trees,  Butterfly, Daisy Background
Paper: Neenah white
Ink: VersaFine onyx Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories: ODBD butterfly die, Spellbinders rectangle & deckle rectangle dies, white embossing powder, Cheery Lynn small flourish die, Marianne Designs corner die

2 Responses to Butterfly Garden

  1. What a gorgeous card – I have to try this water stamping technique! Love the different layers and the saying is lovely!

  2. Avatar Jean Cross
    Jean Cross says:

    I’m just sitting here like I’m in a museum gallery, staring at this and seeing such rich color and beautiful detail. You and your card are amazing