Friday, 13 August 2010
I love this card. It such a beautiful colour. Starting with a blank A5 size white card, I stamped directly onto it with a stamp from a Judikins cube stamp and I used a dye based ink. I very rarely do this as I ususally make a mistake part way through and have to start again but this time it worked. A damp paint brush was applied to draw the ink in from the outline to tint the flowers. The red and gold background paper was an offcut of some that I had in an oriental paperpack from years ago so I am sorry but I cannot remember who the manufacturer was. Using a piece of Joanne Sheen oriental paper I folded the kimono and enhanced it with some sraight line gold peel offs. The butterfly was stamped - the stamp was from Stamp Addicts - and embossed with gold before being coloured with Twinkling H2Os mica paints. The butterfly was applied to the completed card with silcone glue which was just run down the body thus leaving the wings free to be raised to give an extra dimension to the card. I hope you like the finished result.