Apr 16, 2017

Simple Pleasures

Happy Easter everyone! Joyce here with a simple card using a sponged background and a Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterfly die. I don't have a video today but will explain the process:-)

I started with a piece of precut Tim Holtz watercolor paper. I was practicing different sponging tools and paper. I was pleasantly surprised how well the Distress Inks (Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Mustard Seed) went on with a mini distress tool. Normally I have a difficult time using the distress tools for sponging. I applied the yellow mostly in the center. The other colors were applied randomly. Then I spritzed heavily, waited about 30 seconds and dabbed off. This helps cover any blending that isn't smooth.

I used a textured stamp and Versfine gray ink randomly in the background. I also used Cracked Pistacio Distress ink and stamped some foilage slightly for texture. I have a closeup before I added the splatters and butterfly but I lost it:-( So here is a closer look at the background. You can't really see the foliage.

I used Kuretake Gold paints and splattered the background with 3 shades of gold. Then added the Cheery Lynn - Exotic Butterfly Medium cut from some glimmer paper and added pearls.

I used a yellow cardbase with a black mat.

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  1. Beautiful background and gorgeous butterfly!

  2. Beautiful Joyce! The background is lovely!! Have a blessed Easter!

  3. Great job on that background Joyce and your butterfly is beautiful! Love the trailing pearls! Great idea ... beautiful inspiration!

  4. You are so correct with this sentiment. Makes me take a big sigh, and be so happy for all that I have. Your background is the perfect setting for the butterfly.

  5. Beautiful, Joyce! I love the texture on that gorgeous butterfly.

  6. Love the background and this butterfly is super cute.

  7. What a gorgeous background - just perfect for the beautiful butterfly. Love it!

  8. Joyce, what a great card! I love your background and your butterfly is divine! glitter is the perfect touch!



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