Sunday, 1 September 2013

Butterfly Anniversary


Hi, I was asked to make an anniversary card without any other clues as to what the recipient was celebrating, so I hope they like butterflies!

At Less is More, the challenge this week is to use a rubber stamp and also to use water colors if you can.

I stamped this butterfly onto regular cardstock with Versafine and embossed with clear ep. I fussy cut it and coloured it with my Tombow markers and blended the colour out using an aqua brush. I highlighted the dots with diamond stickles. The leaf trim is punched from a snippet of vellum. The bottom layer is painted with twinkling H2O's and I added another layer on top to diffuse the colour a bit more.

I bought my first copic marker the other week. It's black. I read that you can colour almost anything with copics, so I thought I'd try colouring my sentiment sticker. I wanted to use a black sentiment but only had a gold sticker. I think it worked pretty well!

I'm going to link up to a few other challenges. At Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, the theme is Anything Goes.

Using snippets means I get to visit the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

At Just Add Ink, the theme is to just add colouring.

Materials used: Penny Black Social Butterfly stamp; Martha Stewart frond punch; Tombow markers; vellum; twinkling H20's; bling and sentiment sticker from stash.

Thanks for visiting :)

30 comments:

  1. I love your card. It´s so beautiful!

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  2. Another stunner Cathy - black copic huh - will have to branch out myself since the sentiment looks fab... Mxx

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  3. stunning Cathy - what a beautiful butterfly xx

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  4. Such a beautiful card. Love the colours you have used

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  5. stunning cathy.. i love this stamp set

    Thanks for joining us
    Jen x
    "Less Is More"

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  6. This is really beautiful, Cathy; the butterfly is so pretty and vibrant. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week!

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  7. Brilliant snippets card Cathy! The butterfly is divine - beautiful colours too. Sentiments stickers take on a whole new life when you have the ability to colour them I think.

    Hugs, Di xx

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  8. Gorgeous butterfly...love the colours.
    Colouring your gold sentiment in black was a great idea!

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  9. Wow, what an amazing butterfly, Cathy ... so much dimension and texture ... and sooo pretty! Anita :)

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  10. This is beautiful, so elegant. Actually it's my anniversary in a couple of weeks - wonder if the card's for me?

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  11. A beautiful butterfly perched on the leaves!

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  12. Hi Cathy. Your butterfly is so beautiful ... love the colors you've used. Loll xx

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  13. Beautiful card, Cathy, the butterfly is stunning, love the colours. The gold sentiment coloured up very well - thanks for the tip. Elizabeth xx

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  14. That butterfly is stunning and so deserves to take center stage!..Beautiful CAS style! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

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  15. I have a soft spot for butterflies and your is lovely

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  16. Love the colours and dimension of your beautiful butterfly Cathy. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

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  17. Hi Cathy, boah, this is so great. The butterfly is stunning with its all over glitter effects. Love it.
    Hugs Claudia

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  18. Beautiful Cathy - so simple but effective. Great colour too. Chantell JAI

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  19. A beautiful butterfly. Love the colours. Hugs Mrs a.

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  20. Lovely colouring a great choice of colours too!

    Trish
    JAI Design Team

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  21. Gorgeous card! That butterfly is amazing!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  22. The colours are stunning on this sweet card. Thanks for playing at JAI's Just add Colouring challenge this week. Carolyn x

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  23. Lovely card and I think you can't go wrong with a butterfly. Once you start with copics you can't stop, they are my best and most used crafty purchase and I love every single one. Hugs, Amanda x

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  24. How did I miss this beauty :) I am glad I visited ur blog, ur creations are always beautiful n amazing

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  25. Gorgeous card Cathy, just adore that pretty butterfly too :) Viv xx

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  26. Such an elegant card - lovely!

    Debs

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  27. oooo this is so elegant. Love it

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