Thursday, June 18, 2015

Creativity Butterfly card

Hello Crafty Peeps!

Last weekend I played a lot with my Distress Inks and Stains trying out new techniques and color combinations.  One paper evolved into a multi layer technique card.  It is amazing what you can create starting with white paper!  On the white base I applied Distress Stains in Picket Fence, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry and Mowed Lawn.  Faded Text Background Stamp (Stampabilities) was applied using Picket Fence Stain and dried with my heat gun.
Next CM Purple Metallic Paste (Imagine Crafts) was applied on Tim Holtz' Blossom Stencil.  The dried medium is a beautiful iridescent it!  I used my Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry and Mowed Lawn on some areas to highlight the flowers and leaves.  I used my Distress Marker Spritzer with Picked Raspberry marker randomly on the background.
On the left side of the card and the bottom right corner I used the oh-so-fun hearts from Brett Weldele's Zombie Casanova set with black Archival Ink (Ranger).  The hearts were colored in using Picked Raspberry ink and my water brush (Tim Holtz).  The entire card had Brushed Corduroy applied on the edge.
The butterfly and quote from Sizzix/Tim Holtz Framelits with stamps set (Limitations) was stamped with Archival Ink and colored using Distress Inks and my water color brush.  Enamel accents in white (Ranger) were applied to the butterfly and quote as shown.
The quote was glue dotted into place as an arc.  
Seam binding soaked up all of the remaining ink on my craft sheet.  I really like the result...such bright and happy colors on the seam binding! 
Hope you enjoyed the project!  Thanks so much for stopping by.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday, Favorite technique (die cutting!) or product (Ranger Distress)
Scrapyland, Favorite color combo (Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, White)
Inky Chicks, Butterflies
Craft Your Passion, AG
Word Art Wednesday, AG
Crafting by Design, June AG
613 Avenue Create, AG
Butterfly Challenge, Butterfly + flowers (flower stencil)
Crafty Sentiments, AG 


  1. This is so yummy Kathy Jo! Love all the techniques and layers! :D

  2. Love your card, so beautifully designed and fabulous colours that suit your butterfly in such an elegant way.
    Julie x

  3. This is absolutely stunning, Kathy Jo!! The colors look amazing!! I adore the butterfly!! The texture and details are fabulous!! It is amazing what you can do with a piece of white paper!! What a gorgeous card!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Wow, this butterfly looks like it could fly off the page it's so realistic. Great use of colour. Thanks for playing along at Butterfly Challenge this fortnight. Glenda

  5. Beautiful butterfly and bow. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, on our 188th Challenge. We appreciate you very much.
    Blessings, Carole

  6. Hello Kathy Jo and welcome to my butterfly challenge. My fingers were itiching to pick up my distress inks just reading how you've made this gorgeous card. The unique background colours look so good mixed together and love how you used the seam binding to soak up the remaining colour from your table. (Waste not want not. Lol.) I'm right behind Glenda too with my net at the ready to catch that fantastic butterfly. Thankyou for fluttering by #33. hugs Mrs A.

  7. Lovely card!! Wonderful colors and texture!!

  8. Such a brilliant card thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS this week stunning colouring

  9. Love your very pretty card, your details and butterfly are stunning.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  10. So pretty, such wonderful bright colours :)

  11. Beautiful - love the back ground you've create.

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion

    Helen x

  12. How very stunning this card's colour is! Love the butterfly to! Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!

  13. Beautiful creation! I love all the techniques you used and the colors are fabulous! So glad you joined the challenge this week over at Word Art Wednesday! God Bless!

    Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday

  14. Love that gorgeous butterfly! Your card is stunning! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #20!

  15. This looks amazing! Love the bright colors. So glad you shared it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge.


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