Butterfly trellis card and bonus festival footage

Hello crafty friends. I wonder where butterflies go when it rains. That was the name of a book I had as a child. I wish I remembered the answer, because I find myself wondering that again this week as a typhoon comes through Japan. We are safe in our house, and even as I type this, the typhoon is petering out. We’ve had some amazing rain though, and the river was right up the embankment. Today’s card uses elements that are both the same and opposite. Let me explain…

Let’s start with the background. It is called the Butterfly Trellis Stencil from Paper Rose stencil, and I’ve ink blended it with three colours –Citrine, Rose Apple and Hot Mama -two of which are opposite on the colour wheel. If I were to place the purple and yellow together on the card, the resulting blend would be brown, so I’ve separated them with some pink in. I blended lightly to begin with on plain cardstock, and then added the stencil and went back over with a heavier hand, moving where I placed the colours just a little.

You can see the video of the card making process below, along with some footage of another Japanese festival.

The main image for this card is the Cleo Floral Butterfly Stamp, which I have stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured with my Copic Markers. I chose colours to match my inks.

I cut the butterfly with scissors, leaving a small border around the outside – those antennae are much too thin to withstand being cut exactly on the line. The butterfly has glue in the centre, but foam tape on the wings, so that they stand up from the page.The sentiment comes from the Black and White Sentiment set, which is so cut up by now, it’s quite a rummage to find sentiments. I think I’ve used this on close to 100 cards by now!

That’s all for today’s card. I hope that you are having lovely weather where you are, and that you are getting some time to be crafty!

Until next time,

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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Paper Rose Black and White Sentiment strips
Paper Rose Black and White Sentiment strips
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Copic Markers 36 set
Copic Markers 36 set
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Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Citrine ink
Simon Says Stamp Citrine ink
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Simon Says Stamp Hot Mama ink
Simon Says Stamp Hot Mama ink
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Simon Says Stamp Rose Apple ink
Simon Says Stamp Rose Apple ink
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Paper Rose Studio Butterfly Trellis Stencil
Paper Rose Studio Butterfly Trellis Stencil
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Paper Rose Studio Chloe Butterfly Stamp
Paper Rose Studio Chloe Butterfly Stamp
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Paper Rose White Card fronts AU size
Paper Rose White Card fronts AU size
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Paper Rose White Card bases AU size top folding
Paper Rose White Card bases AU size top folding
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Paper Rose Blending Brush no Cap
Paper Rose Blending Brush no Cap
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Paper Rose Blending Brush with Cap
Paper Rose Blending Brush with Cap
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