Happy Sunday crafty peeps! Have you been able to get crafty this weekend? I worked in my studio all day yesterday and it was grand! I made some projects for the Simon Says Stamp blog for later in the week and then made a pretty watercolor card to share with you for today! Can you tell I am already dreaming of Spring colors and flowers? I'm sorry to say that I am/was over Christmas crafting!! In our creative world it seems like Christmas crafting lasts for months... I'm ready for aqua and lavender and yellow! Hahahaha. So today's card is full of butterflies and leaves. I hope you like it! I used my Distress Inks and some favorite SSS stamps and dies to make this friendship card...
The background was made by using the large background leaves stamp from SSS (Supply links at the bottom of my post). I inked directly onto the stamp with my Distress ink pads. Then I took a water bottle and misted the stamp all over. Then I stamped onto some watercolor paper, letting the stamp sit on the paper for just a few seconds to let the colors run together. I used Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron and Peacock Feather. YUM! I dried the image with my heat tool after stamping. Then, I sprinkled some water color droplets on top. Tip: Do the water splashes/drops after the initial image is dry!
I die cut the Chrissy Butterfly die three times out of watercolor paper. I watercolored the butterflies using a water brush and Distress Inks. After they were dry, I used Mister Huey's white mist to add some visual interest. The friends die was cut out of crisp black paper.
I glued the butterflies down only in the center and gently folded their wings upward with my fingers. I added Doodlebug Glitter Sprinkles to the centers of the butterflies.
Thanks so much for coming by to see me! Hope you have a happy Sunday and hope your week ahead is a great one! I cannot believe tomorrow is February 1st already! Yikes! I don't have a ton going on in my life next week, so hopefully there will be lots of stamping time! XOXO
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