There’s a new release from Simon Says Stamp today, Blossoms & Butterflies and going with the title I picked out the Comfort & Prayers set to paint a trio of butterflies. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
Before I crack on with the details of the card, let us take a closer look at what is included in the new release.
So, back to the butterflies! I took one of the butterfly images from the Comfort & Prayers set and stamped it three times in a row with Gina K Whisper ink on Arches Cold Pressed watercolour card. This is my first time using this ink, and I love it! It’s barely there and so blends in with the watercolouring, and yet you can see it enough to act as a guide to colour.
I painted the three butterflies using Daniel Smith watercolours and referencing one of the videos by Dawn Woleslagle that really got me into watercolouring in the first place. I can’t thank Dawn enough for inspiring me and sharing her knowledge so freely. I finished off the colouring with a couple of pencils to deepen the shading.
Having watercoloured the butterflies, I splattered with leftover paint and Perfect Pearls solution. I then trimmed the panel to be slightly smaller than an A2 card base. I blended Antique Linen Distress Ink gently around the edges of the panel for a more homely feel and then dragged a clear embossing pad around the edges too and sprinkled with Platinum embossing powder and heat set. I love the vintage look of the muted metallic edges.
For the sentiment, I stamped the ‘comfort’ greeting from the Comfort & Prayers set in clear embossing ink and heat embossed with more of the Platinum embossing powder. I paired this with a banner I stamped with a coordinating sentiment in clear embossing ink on a scrap of Hot Pressed watercolour card painted to match one of the butterflies. I then white heat embossed the sentiment, trimmed to a banner and added with foam adhesive. I added the finished panel to a Desert Storm card base and accented with a trio of toning sequins.
Following today’s release, there are two blog hops coming tomorrow and Saturday. I’m joining in with Day 2 on Saturday with this pencil colouring on kraft card you can see a peek of above which uses the Floral Mix Background set among others. I hope you’ll join me again then.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D