Sunday 3 November 2019

Hearts, Flowers and a Butterfly Too

Hi everyone.  I'm back with the last of the samples I made for Chocolate Baroque's shows on Hochanda.  The first card features the beautiful butterfly from the Happy Flower's Day set of stamps.

I started with a Brusho background.  This time instead of sprinkling the powder on to the card and then spritzing, I sprinkled the powders on to my glass mat and spritzed then placed the white card over to pick up the colour.  I then dried and added more of the different colours to get the desired effect.  I used Brilliant Red, Orange and Leaf Green.  I then used the stamp from this set which has a definition of a butterfly, and I stamped this twice in the centre using Versafine Olympia Green, second generation stamping to keep it in the background.  I then stamped all around the edges using the Celebration Bouquet set, just using the top part of the stamp, again using the Olympia Green ink.

I then stamped  the butterfly on to another piece of white card, again with the green ink and heat embossed using WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.  I coloured it using some more of the Brushos on my glass mat and mixed with a little water and applied with my waterbrush.  I used the same Red and Orange plus Emerald Green and Turquoise.  I then mixed some Gold Mica powder with some water and added it to the eyes and round the edges and also to the body and inner section of the wings.  I thought it made it nice and shimmery.  Before attaching the butterfly to the background I stamped just the body and antennae on to it and heat embossed with the Clear Gloss EP, and then when I cut the butterfly out I cut off the antennae because it is so difficult to cut these out, and then bent the wings up and glued it in place.

Finally I stamped one of the sentiments from the set on to black card using WOW Opaque Bright White EP and cut this into a banner shape.  The sentiment I chose was all in a line and I wanted it to take up less room so I stamped it in two halves masking each half when using the Versamark.  I also placed a pencil mark on to the acrylic block so I could see precisely where the break in the two halves was which made it easier to get it lined up properly.

My next card features the hearts.  I started by stamping the Artist Trading Heart on thick white card and heat embossed it with WOW Black Embossing Powder.  I did several layers and thought I would impress one of the images from the Geometric Trading Hearts set on to it.  After adding about four layers I quicky stamped with Versamark, just the geometric design itself, and then added WOW Silver Metallic EP and heat embossed it.

I then made the background using Scarlet and Purple Brushos, and I heat embossed the lattice design from the same set using WOW Clear Matt EP, and then I blended some Wilted Violet and Barn Door Distress Inks over the top using a blending tool.

I finished the card by stamping two of the arrows from the set with Black Archival Ink heat embossed with the Clear Gloss EP and then fussy cut them out and added them to the bottom of the card, leaving a space for one of the sentiments from the Artist Trading Heart set.  I then added the sentiment within the two arrows and I used the Clear Gloss EP.  I then added the heart to the card using Pinflair Glue Gel to give it a bit of dimension.

For this final card I used the lattice heart from the Geometric Trading Hearts set stamped on to glossy card.   I started by making the background using Salty Ocean and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Inks.  I laid each colour down on to my glass mat separately and spritzed and picked up the ink on the card, then dried and repeated with the other colour.  I then added the lattice heart to the background using Versamark and heat embossed it with WOW Metallic Silver Embossing Powder.  I then added one of the sentiments from the Artist Trading Heart set and stamped it using Versafine Deep Lagoon Ink and heat embossed it with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.  I then die cut it with a square scallop die and mounted it on to a piece of pink glitter card and added it to a white base card.

Thank you for coming to visit me today and I'll see you again soon.


Marjan said...

Three beautiful cards, Pat! I especially love the first one with the gorgeous background! The colourfull butterfly is a beautiful centerpiece! The lattice hearts on the second and third are beautiful too. All three backgrounds are beautiful!

cuilliesocks said...

What wonderful cards Pat, your designs are gorgeous and your backgrounds are amazing, I especially love the first one with that beautiful butterfly and super background stamping, Kate x

Mac Mable said...

Wow what a stunning first card Pat. The brusho's look amazing and what beautiful colours. The butterfly looks so eye catching and the gold mica adds a pretty bit of bling x.
Such a contemporary and fabulous second card. I love how you did the heart and the colour combination on the card look fabulous x.
The subtly of the heart on card number three looks so pretty against the wonderful background x
Three amazing cards and thank you for the fabulous inspiration x.

Viv said...

Lovely cards Pat - the lattice hearts are really effective especially the clever geometric stamping!
The Brusho background on the first is stunning. I will try sprinkling and spraying onto the craft mat then picking up the colour as it has given a wonderful array of soft colours. And I LOVE the butterfly centrepiece!

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful butterfly card. I love how you have coloured the butterfly itself. Hugs Mrs A.

Ros Crawford said...

What beautiful cards and I love those backgrounds Pat!