Today calls for a beautiful sunset, with a lovely butterfly no less. I am sharing a card that is all about coloring, a fun new stamp from Hampton Art and some complementary papers from Jillibean Soup set this scene on fire.
Butterfly Sunset card by Patty Folchert
First step was to stamp in gray ink onto the cream deco tag. This stamp is much bigger than the tag, so I just picked the part of the scene I wanted most. Then I relaxed and colored it all in with watercolor pencils. Next I took a brush added some water and brought it all to life as a watercolor image. Then I set it aside to dry.
With a design this detailed the card itself can be quite simple, so I held true to that. I chose a card base in a matching shade of sunshine and added the green panel and the orange inset piece. The green panel I chose to sew onto the base for some added texture. The orange inset piece was corner punched with an EK Success punch for some added interest.
Then it was attached to the card with 3D foam dots. Last I added the stamped and painted design with thin 3D foam dots. The finishing touch was the lovely orange crepe ribbon.
Pause for the Sunset,
Clear Stamps: Hampton Art/Color Me by Angela Porter: PS1030
Ink: Ranger/Archival- Watering Can
Hampton Art Tag: Deco Tags- Cream; AC0540
Paper: Jillibean Soup/6x6 Mini Pad Watermelon Gazpacho
Stampin Up/Watercolor Pencils; paintbrush; EK Success Corner punch; Hero Arts/Sunshine Mixed Folded Cards; Creative Impressions/Orange Crepe Ribbon; White Thread; Sewing Machine; Scrapbook Adhesives/3D foam dots; Tombow/Tape Runner Adhesive