Hi friends! I am super excited to be back with you today! I always love the first of the month at Unity Stamp Company – this means the new monthly memberships are live and there is truly something for everyone! Do you love monthly crafty mail… I do! You can check out all the memberships and see if one is right for you! Today I will be sharing a card using one of the stamped images from the Kit of the Month! This kit is full of beautiful red rubber stamps! I am starting off the month using this GORGEOUS butterfly stamped image! It’s a large stamp and fills up an A2 size card front! Let’s get started!
Stamping and Coloring
For today’s card I had fun creating a bit of a mixed media vibe using the large butterfly stamp from the new February Kit of the Month! I love this large butterfly stamp and know I will be using this large stamp again very soon! I started by stamping the image using Versafine Black ink onto Fabriano Hot Press watercolor paper. I then used my Karin markers to color the images. I did a very simple watercoloring with these images today. I only did 2 layers of color on each butterfly. I let each layer dry in-between. I used by zig clean color brush markers around the butterfly images to create the shadows. I used a gray and a black marker around the butterflies to create some more contrast. I let the coloring dry and then fussy cut the one side of the butterfly image and set it aside.
To create the background I used the beautiful Lots of Love background stamp (this stamp is currently on sale too)! I love the script font on this background stamp! I used clear embossing ink and heat set the image used Raven Fine Embossing powder from Brutus Monroe onto Canson XL watercolor paper. I then used my Starry Colors Gansai Tambi watercolors to add gold to sections of the watercolor stamped panel. In looking back I think I should have picked a different color, but I decided to keep it! What do you think? I added splatters using both gold and gray.
Putting it Together/Sentiment
Once everything was complete it was time to put everything together. I die cut both panels using a double stitched rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs. I adhered the butterfly panel using foam tape to the scripty background. I then adhered this to my card panel. I chose 3 sentiments from the September 2020 Sentiment kit! I love these sentiment kits so much! There is so much variety in these kits and they stamp so AMAZING everytime! I stamped these sentiments onto black card stock and heat embossed them using white embossing powder! I glued them down and used foam tape as well behind one of the sentiments. I added some Distress Mica Flakes to 4 of the butterfly images! These flakes are so beautiful and so much fun in person! I hope you enjoyed my card today!
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