I’ve been using a bunch of get well cards lately, so I need to replenish my stash. Over the weekend I decided to make a couple of this card so that I could have a small supply. I’ll need to make a few more cards to have on hand, and it’s good to get started. I’ll also need to get cracking on making “thinking of you” type cards to be ready for my tradition of sending cards during Lent. So don’t be surprised if you see a bunch of different cards over the coming weeks in these two themes.
For this card I decided to combine a few different techniques. Doing these meant that the process took a bit longer, but I really had a lot of fun.
- Technique #1 – Alcohol background using Stampin’ Blends. You can refer to this previous post for the information on this technique. For this card I used the dark marker in lighter colors (see product list). The background is more subtle when you use colors that are naturally a little lighter. I do find interesting that the Flirty Flamingo areas look a little more orange than pink. One of those funky things that happens with colors.
- Technique #2 – I cut 4 each of the two butterfly dies and stacked them on top of each other to create a two butterflies that are thicker on the card. This is something that I learned from Jennifer McGuire on her videos (she does this A LOT), and I really like the effect. It takes a little time and patience, but the finished product is worth the effort.
- Technique #3 – Glossy diecuts. You can refer to this previous post for information on this technique. For this card I applied the shiny stuff to the 2 butterflies. The shininess isn’t as obvious in my photo, but it is really shiny in real life. It’s another simple technique that adds some real zing!
This current sketch challenge was the inspiration for my card. I used some ribbon for the long horizontal strip and my special alcohol marker background is the main panel. I knew that I wanted to do that technique again as soon as I saw this sketch! This sketch really has so many possibilities, and I’m sure I’ll use it again in the future.
The blue butterflies look wonderful against your fabulous background! Pretty card! Glad you joined us at FMS!
Thanks so much Linda! I had a lot of fun with this challenge!
Love the alcohol ink background! Thanks for playing along with us this week at FMS.
Thanks so much Jacquie! I really love that technique, and it was fun to do it again for the challenge.
This is such a fantastic card! I love those bright, blue butterflies! The background paper is so beautiful as well! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!
Aww Jen – you’re making me blush! I had a lot of fun with this challenge and brushing off some techniques I haven’t done in a while.