Thursday, September 30, 2021

Dreamy Vellum for Krafty Chicks

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

Time for another challenge at Krafty Chicks.
It's the 5th week of the month so this week it's Anything Goes.

Yep.  Here's that Dreamy Butterfly again.
He does like to perch on a golden circle, it seems.

I'm Guest Designing again for Krafty Chicks.
It's been a fun month joining this fun team!  They have been so gracious!
A big thanks to all the team.

Since it's the fifth week of the month, the challenge is Anything Goes.

When we were playing with vellum at CAS Mix Up a couple month's ago,
 I ran across this video and knew I wanted to try the technique.

It was so easy and fun!

I used Copic markers to color on my vellum then dipped a brush (designated
for alcohol) in 91% isopropyl alcohol to get the colors moving.

This is actually the top side of the color and you can see where I used
some Deco Foil rubbed on the sticky edges.

You can see the gold foil bits better in the next photo.

I die cut my favorite butterfly from a piece of Brusho colored 
watercolor paper in my background stash, die cut a gold circle and embossed a sentiment
to finish off my design.

I hope you'll join us this week at Krafty Chicks with your Anything Goes cards.
  And do check out all the awesome cards the Design Team has
to inspire you!

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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Sentiment Strips (Alt)
Ink: Encore Gold  
Paper:  Vellum, Neenah, MM, Gold Foil
Other:  Copics (Y38, BG18, RV66), 91% Isopropyl Alcohol, Deco Foil, Dreamy Butterfly Die (MB), Brushos (Sea Green, Turquoise), Gold EP, Circle Thin Frames (SSS), Stately EF (Craft Concepts), Gold Sparkle Crystals (Studio Katia)


kiwimeskreations said...

This is exquisite Bonnie - loving the alcohol ink on the vellum, so pretty, and your butterfly on the delicate gold circle is stunning
Stay safe

JosieD said...

That background is so interesting and sets off the butterfly beautifully.

Leanne said...

Gorgeous as always I like this technique and I seldom use it, gorgeous, love the vellum and your talent is so amazing friend, again thanks for being with us this month. Our pleasure! Have a great day, hugs, L :)

Mac Mable said...

That pretty sure does look happy sitting on the gold ring and WOW to the beautiful background and all enhanced with the gold foiling. Such a beauty Bonnie x.

Brenda in IN said...

I love those soft color and touches of gold. That butterfly is gorgeous and, of course, he loves the gold too. I have fallen in love with this way of adding AI to vellum, it gives the greatest results and your card is stunning.

Bobby said...

I love the soft color you got with this technique, Bonnie, and the gold adds such an elegant touch. I have a paper pack with a similar look but I can't wait to get home and play with my alcohol inks and markers.

TK said...

SO BEAUTIFUL! Love this, the colors are soft yet vibrant, the gold touches are perfect -- what a wonderful place for your butterfly.

Sandy said...

At first I though your background was blowing bubbles with Jack!
Such a pretty card Bonnie -- it seems like you KNOW every technique and HAVE craft item one would possibly need not to mention the different coloring supplies you have mastered!!!
I love following you!!
Sandy xx

Pat said...

That looks so effective I think I must give that a try Bonnie..such pretty colours and finished beautifully with the super blue butterfly on its gold circle, gold on white sentiment and gold sparkle crystals. x

I Card Everyone said...

I adore your butterfly, Bonnie! He finds himself the most wonderful places to perch in your craft studio! LOVE the dreamy, ethereal vellum you inked - and all the gold on the sticky bits!

Loll said...

WOW! That background is STUNNING! I will have to give that a try! And, of course, I love that gorgeous butterfly!! Beautiful card! xx

nancy littrell said...

I have been enjoying this Gorgeous Birthday card for several days IRL:-) I am now excited to read all the details for the beautiful layers and embellishments, Bonnie. I definitely want to try the beautiful creative background. I do not have Copics or SU Blending pens so I will try using small drops of Alcohol Ink and move the ink around with a water pen filled with rubbing alcohol. You always inspire me to try new techniques, my dear friend. I LOVE the beautiful die cut butterfly, foil circle, gold foil and crystal drops. The shine is stunning in the sunlight. Thank you again my dear sweet friend...your card is like receiving a gift that I can enjoy all year long. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Lisa Elton said...

I love the elegance the gold brings to this! What a beautiful card!

Melanie Hungerford said...

Wow, I am so glad you shared how you made the background, it's gorgeous! Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful cards this month with us at Krafty Chicks.

Nstiz said...

How elegant this is! I would never have thought to use copics on Vellum since I have not been best friends with it. But this is brilliant and has a such a soft, soothing effect. Genius idea and awesome results.

Susan said...

Love the results you got from the Copics on vellum! I must try that. Beautiful colours, great highlights of gold foil and co-ordinating gold circle, gorgeous butterfly.

Cat Craig said...

What a lovely dreamy look Bonnie. So darned pretty. Love seeing your fun technique cards.

Leslie Miller said...

That is a beautiful butterfly, and I'm intrigued by your AI background made with Copics. I could do that! Maybe. You're always going around inspiring people, Bonnie!

BożenA said...

Such an amazing card, a real work of art, Bonnie. Both the beautiful butterfly and all the golden details and this amazing, delicate background create a wonderful card. Thanks for the tips on how you made this card, Bonnie.

Ros Crawford said...

I don't think it could be more beautiful Bonnie... The gold looks terrific

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, this is exquisite, Bonnie! I love the dreamy AI (Copic markers) vellum background! The shine from the foiling adds so much elegance and the subtle foiling puts all gold elements together. The Brusho butterfly is so beautiful and positioned in the perfect spot!
Hideko xx

Trina P. said...

Very dreamy indeed! Fabulous results from the technique. The gold foil is exquisite!