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:

Anna-Karin said...

I love your card. It´s so beautiful!

Maudieroff Roffey said...

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

rachel said...

stunning Cathy - what a beautiful butterfly xx

Gillian R said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the colours you have used

Jen said...

stunning cathy.. i love this stamp set

Thanks for joining us
Jen x
"Less Is More"

Christine Blain said...

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

Di said...

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

scrappymo! said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Jane Willis said...

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

Bonnie said...

A beautiful butterfly perched on the leaves!

Loll Thompson said...

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

E.T. said...

LOVE this! So pretty!

Elizabeth said...

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

Nikki Spencer said...

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

Michelle De Rooy said...

I have a soft spot for butterflies and your is lovely

KimB said...

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

Claudia said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Simple and elegant. Perfect!

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Mrs A. said...

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

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

Lovely colouring a great choice of colours too!

Trish
JAI Design Team

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

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

Carolyn Lindenmayer said...

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

Amanda said...

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

Deepti said...

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

jimlynn said...

Stunning!!!!! Love this.
Lynn

Viv said...

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

Debs Willis said...

Such an elegant card - lovely!

Debs

Liz said...

oooo this is so elegant. Love it