Butterfly Brilliance – Watercolour

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My card today I have used the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle by Stampin’ Up! ® to create my card. Each of the butterflies carefully coloured using Stampin’ Up! Classic Stampin’ ink Refill with Gold splater highlighting the central butterfly.

Butterfly Brilliance Bundle by Stampin' Up!. Watercoloured on Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper

How to make this card…

Products Used (products link to On-Line store at the end of blog post)-

  • Butterfly Brilliance Bundle
  • Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper
  • Basic White Cardstock
  • Basic Black Cardstock
  • Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder
  • Gilded Leafing
  • Reinkers – Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Flirty Flamingo, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso.
  • WaterPainters
  • Stamparatus
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Multi-pupose Glue
  • Dimensionals

Card Measurements

  • Card Base Basic White – 10.5 x 29.9cm, score at 14.9cm
  • Card Mat Basic Black – 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Front Basic White – 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Card Insert Basic White – 10 x 14.4cm

Instructions –

  • Cut all required cardstock, score and fold card base
  • Run Basic White card front through Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Adhere the Basic White card front to the Basic Black card mat using Multi-purpose Glue or Stampin’ Seal.
  • Adhere matted card front to the Basic White card base using Multi-purpose Glue or Stampin’ Seal.
  • Stamp the Butterfly images onto Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper using Stazon Black ink Pad. Stazon is a Acid Free, permanent ink for stamping images to watercolour. Stazon can also be used for non-porus surfaces like Window sheets. To make the stamping of the butterflies easy and to make sure to get a clear image I used the Stamparatus, reinking and stamping a couple of times. I added the silicon sheet under the watercolour paper to get a little extra height and help get a good ink coverage.
  • Once the Stazon ink has dried you can start water colouring using the Water Painter and reinkers.
  • Water colour the butterflies
    • Work on one butterfly at a time
    • give the butterfly a light wash of water over the top before adding colour.
    • Add light layers of colour building up to the colour you want.
    • Start with the lightest colour and add darker colour as highlights.
    • Let each colour dry slightly before adding more or another colour
    • Let butterflies dry completely.
  • On a plate mix a small amount of multi-purpose glue and water to get a slightly runny consistency. Using a old paint brush lightly splatter the watered down glue onto the large butterfly. Let the glue dry until tacky. Add Gilded Leaf to the tacky glue and rub away the excess with a soft brush.
  • Die cut the butterflies using the coordinating die from the bundle.
  • Add dimensionals to the back of the butterflies down the length of body and attach to the card front
  • Add insert to the inside of the card.
Butterfly Brilliance Bundle by Stampin' Up!. Watercoloured on Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper

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