Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Color Blended Butterfly

More office birthday mini cards.  These are like the card world  equivalent of knitting baby booties--small and quick to make with lots of variations possible.

Here I only used 3 colors of markers:  medium blue, pale yellow, medium red.  I allowed the blending of the inks to create the colors in-between.  Neat!  I colored the butterfly twice so I could fussy cut (ugh) the second and make it pop out.  Also, the alcohol inks bled so the backside of the second butterfly is subtly like the front--just like a real butterfly!  I wish I had thought to take a pic of that.  On the inside it says "Enjoy your special day."  I

The Details:  Hero Arts Artists Butterfly, Tim Holtz chartreuse paper, Spellbinders scalloped die, Lifestyle Crafts circle die, Spectrum Noirs, Smooch, Wow black embossing powder

I'm entering this in The Crafter's Cafe #59 CAS, Sentimental Sundays #203 Photo Inspiration (see below), Little Tangles #35 Mini Cards, Simon Says Wednesday Animal Antics, Time Out Challenge #3 Birthday, CASology #92 Garden


  1. Gorgeous butterfly. Thanks for playing with us at The Crafter's Cafe in our "Clean and Simple Challenge". We hope to see again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  2. Wow! That is gorgeous! Beautifully colored!!

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


  3. Gorgeous! Love the shape and your colouring of the butterfly is beautiful, it definitely looks like you used more than three markers. Thanks for playing along with Little Tangles :)

  4. Toni, what a beautiful butterfly! The colors are amazing...I'd love to see this butterfly in my garden! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  5. stunning!!! and what a sweet photo of Frankie :) So glad you joined us on Sentimental Sundays this week.

  6. great card, love the butterfly, thanks for sharing with us at sentimental sundays, good luck
    caroline dt

  7. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous card with us at Sentimental Sundays. In order to be considered for the sponsor prize, we ask that your card have a sentiment. Thank you again for joining us and we hope that you will visit again soon.

  8. Gorgeous colours on your butterfly and I love the dimension! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  9. Another pretty card. Love the layered butterfly. Thanks for playing along with us in the Little Tangels challenge and hope to see you again.


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