Valentine Butterfly

Hello my lovely friends. It’s Donna here, and I have good news for those who may have missed out on this beautiful butterfly last time it was released. I know that it sold out rather quickly, but Michelle from Pink and Main has it back in stock! I thought it would make a perfect Valentine’s Day card for my honey. 

There’s a video of the whole process if you’d rather watch than read. Otherwise, just skip down.

I used Watercolour paper for this card, and cut a piece to just smaller than a4 card size. I then sprinkled it with Watercolour pigment powders in reds and pinks. I used mostly ColorBurst with a bit of Brusho mixed in, but any pinks and reds would work here. I put just the smallest amount of powder ( I used the sharp end of a pin to pick it up) onto the dry paper, then sprayed it with a water bottle until I was happy with the amount of colour movement. I then stopped spraying and dried the paper with my heat tool. 

Next, I put the dry panel into my MISTI (a stamping platform is a great idea for bumpy watercolour paper as you often need multiple stampings to get a good image). I then stamped the STUNNING butterfly from the Dearest Friend Stamp set in Versafine black ink, and heat embossed it with clear Embossing Powder. I used Simon Says Stamp vellum for the sentiment strip, and the sentiment also comes from the Dearest Friend Stamp set. I stamped this in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in white, before wrapping the ends around the back of my panel and sticking them down. I used Pink and Main’s 1/2 inch EZ tear tape, because the extra width helped flatten the watercolour panel.

I mounted my watercolour panel onto a piece of burgundy paper, and then onto a white card base. The final touch was some Falling for you Glitter Enamel dots here and there. 

Until next time, may all your days be bright.

Blessings, 

Donna

These are the supplies I used. You can click on the link to shop. Where available, I have used affiliate links, which means that I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. I’ve tried to link to companies in different countries, so you can save on postage costs. Thank you so much for your support.

My Sweet Petunia MISTI
My Sweet Petunia MISTI
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Ken Oliver Color Burst Powders
Ken Oliver Color Burst Powders
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder Fine Detail
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder Fine Detail
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Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
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Versafine Onyx Black ink
Versafine Onyx Black ink
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Pink and Main Dearest Friend stamp set
Pink and Main Dearest Friend stamp set
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Canson Watercolour paper
Canson Watercolour paper
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Strathmore Watercolour Paper
Strathmore Watercolour Paper
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Pink and Main Falling for You glitter dots
Pink and Main Falling for You glitter dots
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Simon Say Stamp Vellum
Simon Say Stamp Vellum
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Hero Arts Clear Embossing powder
Hero Arts Clear Embossing powder
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