August 12, 2008

More Postage Stamp Layouts...Lockhart Butterflies

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.
Supplies:
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
Glossy Accents

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!!

14 comments:

Susie said...

I was wondering if I need to be able to do this with an airbrush (I don't have one) or can I get the same effect by just coloring with Copic pens?

Tricia said...

Love all the polka dots and warm colors. I have a wish list a mile long from visiting your blog! :)

Cris A said...

These are cute,cute,cute! I love the effect of the colorless blender! You always have the prettiest paper!

Stefanie Staniak said...

Gorgeous Card Mish! Love those Lockheart butterfly's and that paper is wonderful ! :)

Terri said...

What a FUN look...love this little tip! I was wondering what system you have for the Copics...do you have the compressor and all of that or do you just use the cans?

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love the copic tip. that makes the coolest background and it is perfect for the butterflies!
cards are beautiful as always.

Karen said...

I really love this color scheme. It makes me smile. I am slowly collecting the Lockhart stamps. I will have to add the butterflies to my list. Thanks for sharing.

Gail S. said...

You always have such beautiful cards. What a fun tip....if only I had some copics!!

mamajulie said...

Your site and Pine's are my favorites. Her new stamp set is beautiful and so versatile. And of course everything you do is just outstanding.

DeeDee said...

OMGoodness, what sweet little butterflies and I love the new trick you showed....that is so COOL!!! HUGS!!

cherylquilts at scs said...

These are gorgeous! Love the idea...and, I agree with Tricia...I have a list a mile long of ideas from your blog! LOL! Gotta run...and get busy! {{smiles}}

PaperCutting Kind of Day said...

Great technique on the butterflies.

Michelle said...

I love the little postage stamp cards that you make. What a fun butterfly stamp!~

Lynn said...

These are beautiful! Thank you for the great blender pen tip!

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