I made some more cards using what I call the postage stamp layout. Just take an image, place it on a square and position it in the top right hand corner of your card. Today, I used a couple of Karen Lockhart's butterfly images to coordinate with some K and Company butterfly patterned paper. Marianne, from Copic, showed me a fun thing to do with Copic markers and a Copic Colorless Blender. After I stamped and colored my butterfly images.....then cut them out with a Spellbinder's Square Die Template, I masked my butterflies with Eclipse Masking Tape then airbrushed over them with a green marker. Now here comes the fun part....I took my Copic Colorless Blender and inked it up really good. Then I just made dots with the brush tip of my blender all around my image. This gives the look of *bleaching* so to speak. The alcohol in the blender is bleeding out some color, so you get end up with this fun splotchy, dotted look. I love it!! Thanks Marianne for the tip!! Be sure to zoom in and you can get an ever closer look. I also added Ranger Glossy Accents to some of the details in the butterflies.
Butterfly Stamps:Karen Lockhart
Sentiment: Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Papertrey Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet
Patterned Paper: K and Company butterflies
Ribbon: Papertrey Berry Sorbet
Copic Markers and Colorless Blender
Spellbinders Die Templates
Note: Today is my dear friend Pine's (Heather Nichols) birthday. ANNNND, she has her very own stamp set called Rustic Branches debuting this week at Papertrey Ink. You can check out her blog all week to get sneak peeks of some wonderful projects created with her new set. It's SO Pine and I love it! Head over there and wish her a Happy Birthday!!