Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Hello Butterfly Card

I made this simple card using a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. I just found this neat website and decided to make a card using their card sketch 223. I didn't get it finished in time to post to their website for judging but I love the unique sketches. Using a card sketch is a fast and fun way to put a card together without having to come up with a layout. The hard part is done for you! Playing along with their challenges is also fun!
Let's make this easy card!
I first took some watercolor oil pastels from Prima and scribbled it on some scrap paper. I used an old toothbrush dipped in water and ran my finger across the bristles. I did this with the pink and green pastels. I splashed it on a A2 size card panel. There is hardly any water so no need to use watercolor paper. I let it air dry. You could use a heat tool to speed up drying time but it only took a minute or two to dry. While it was drying I gathered up the rest of my supplies.
I used some washi tape I had in my stash and made the "X" called for in the sketch. Next, I cut out a stitched circle with my CottageCutz Stitched Circle die. I used one aprox. 2.5 inches. (The 6th one from the center) I did this from some white scrap paper I also had in my stash. Then with the Butterfly, Lisbeth die from CottageCutz, I cut out the bottom layer from some soft green apple cardstock scrap and I used a pink polka dot paper scrap for the detailed top layer.  I adhered it with liquid glue and added a soft green apple cardstock body for my butterfly. I bent the top layer of the butterfly around a pencil to achieve the dimensional curved shape. I glued my finished butterfly to my stitched circle. I added it to my card above the "X" with foam squares for dimension.
Lastly, I cut a sentiment out with the same pink polka dot paper and fun foam for the base. I adhered them together and added that to my card under the stitched embellished circle. I still thought it needed something so I cracked into my stash of sequins and added some pink, green and clear ones in random spots I thought needed some sparkle.
That's it! It's done! I hope you enjoyed making this card with me and please feel free to email me pictures of your creations you made from this tutorial. (jenny@romeotheatre.com)
Until next time! Happy card making!!