Friday, March 13, 2015

B is for Backyard Basic Butterfly

I enjoyed doing that "watercolor smoosh" technique so much 
that I did another card with it.


This time I smooshed the colors around the edges of where my paper would lay, 
spritzed it and laid the paper on the ink.

I used bright colors but I love the soft look it gave.

I stamped the butterfly with VersaMark ink and embossed with Black EP, 
colored it with Blendabilities, smacked it with VersaMark and clear embossed it.
Makes it look very silky IRL.
After fussy cutting, it was ready to pop in the center of the card front.

B IS FOR........
Simon Monday Challenge Blog
I have blue butterfly.

THINGS THAT FLY
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
A butterfly flies.
Looking forward to seeing butterflies again.

Thanks for the visit.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Backyard Basics
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Solar White (Neena), Whisper White, Versa mark
Other: Water Spritzer, Coverplate Stitched Die (Papertrey Ink), Black EP, Clear EP, Blendabilities (Coastal Cabanna set)

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted





18 comments:

JoAnn said...

Beautiful. Love your colorful background and pretty butterfly.

Bobby said...

If it looks any better in real life it just might fly off the card, Bonnie. That butterfly is stupendous!

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful card, Bonnie - beautiful in every way!

*Vicki* said...

Wow!! This is so soft and beautiful!! I really LOVE this design!! Such a gorgeous butterfly too!! :) Enjoy your weekend!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I really like the soft effects of your smooshed background. That piercing die is fabulous! Great card!!!

sandie said...

Love the water colour bg, makes a gorgeous base for the butterfly x

MaryH said...

This big AAAAHHHH is coming with a large drool too! This is just beautiful and that coverplate is so awesome. Magnificent butterfly. Ab-SO-lutely love this! TFS & Hugs

Hettie said...

Wow! Bonnie this is adorable. Love that butterfly and the background is wonderful too.
Hugs
xx

Loll said...

So pretty. Love the watercoloured background with the fabulous dotted embossing --- awesome! And your butterfly is so beautiful and dramatic. Loll xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are really rocking the smooshing, Bonnie! This one is my favorite, but not by much as they have all been incredible!! Hugs, Darnell

Ingrid said...

Great card! I just love the depth of your butterfly! And the background is great. :)

Karen D. said...

just stunning....

Barb Ghig said...

Another really gorgeous card, Bonnie! Your inking technique is so pretty with the stitched border and your butterfly is STUNNING! Love this card!

Sandra said...

Wonderful card! Love the pretty butterfly! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! And thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Benzi said...

Wonderful colors, Bonnie, and that butterfly looks alive. Wow!

cheiron said...

Such a pretty butterfly and gorgeous inking. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week :)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a wonderful smoosher you are! I really love the look of this and how the butterfly pops out so vibrantly from the subtle blended background. Those colors are incredible and I love the stitching detail, too. Gorgeous work and I'm so glad you shared it with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Greta said...

Oh wow--great smooshing, Bonnie!