Thursday, 21 October 2021

Bright & Colourful Butterfly

Good Morning everyone

Today is a card i made for a lovely crafty friend using the aall&create butterfly stamp.  Ive made it as a stained glass window effect using acetate and alcohol inks - nightmare to get a decent photo though๐Ÿ˜€

8x8" cardbase.  I first stamped the butterfly on the cardfront and cut around the inside of the outer edge, so i just had a black outline.  I then added brusho's to the front in turquoise and lime to give the effect of the sky/grass and blotted it with tissue as i didn't want too dark a colour.  I also edged around the outside edge of the butterfly with a grey inktense pencil and water to give a shadow. 
On a piece of acetate i stamped the butterfly again with black stazon ink and on the back i coloured it in with alcohol inks, using a little brush to get a more precise placement, before adding the inks i coloured the berries with white paint pen, this ensured they remained white on the front, i added a few highlights using an alcohol marker blending pen - this removes the alcohol inks from the acetate. Then i attached this to the back of the card front, lining it up with the outline and trimming off any excess overhang.
On the front i added a stamped body with glue gel and added glitter glue highlights to some of the flower centers.   A Tim holtz chat sticker to finish.
I added a white insert as that helps the colours stay bright but i had the idea that it could all be removed and the butterfly front kept as a window sun catcher with the light shining through if the recipient liked.

Just showing it side on, i inked around the outside edge of the card with black soot & chipped sapphire distress inks

and this one proves it is acetate and a stained glass effect๐Ÿ˜ - this is it held up against the window, although in hindsight i could have done that before sticking the card together for a more effective photo - but i never think that far ahead! lol

Items Used:
Aall&create butterfly stamp - floral wings #322
Tim Holtz chat sticker
Brusho's - turquoise & Lime
Ranger Tim Holtz alcohol inks - various colours
Pebeo white paint pen
Ranger diamond glitter glue
CraftUK ltd white smooth card

Thank you all for stopping by again.  Hopefully the weather improves for the weekend and you all have fun whatever you get upto. Hugs Emma

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meg said...

The stained glass effect is amazing,the colours beautifully vibrant an exquisite card Emma

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

WOW absolutely stunning
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DebiG said...

This is absolutely stunning Emma. So beautiful. Debs ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’•

crafty-stamper said...

WOW stunning card and beautiful Butterfly-love the stained glass window effect you so brilliantly achieved
Carol x

Chrissy said...

Oh WOW, so stunning, bright and beautiful colours and fabulous design..
Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Little Red Wagon, hope you will play again..

Luv CHRISSYxx said...

Stunning work Emma love the colours you have used. Alison x

brenda said...

Your photo looks good to me Emma, I can see the lovely effects on the background and that Butterfly is glorious in all the vibrant colours.

Many thanks for joining in with Stamping Sensations Animals theme.

B x

Dawn Phillips said...

Just wow! It's stunning. Love Dawn x

StephW said...

Fabulous creation such amazing vibrant colours too! Steph x

Sue Nicholson said...

Wow stunning card, hope you are well x

Ellibelle said...

Such pretty colors on this gorgeous butterfly and loving the background!
Thank you so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations!
Ellibelle's Corner

Witchcrafted Life said...

Ooohh, Emma, this is so mesmerizingly pretty! It makes me all the more eager to witness butterflies return to our corner of the world again next spring.

Autumn Zenith ๐ŸŽƒ Witchcrafted Life

Jean S said...

How beautiful is this card Emma, just gorgeous xx

Kirsty said...

Thank you again for my beautiful card Emma, which will be hung in the window as it is so gorgeous. Big hugs Kirsty. x

Ines said...

Super:)Thanks for playing with us at Let's Craft and Create :)Ines DT