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Pretty Pink Posh Beautiful Butterflies

Hi Friends! I’m so excited to share a couple cards I made using the gorgeous new stamp set Beautiful Butterflies. This stamp set is part of a new release available March 4!  Inspired by a recent YoutTube video from the Daily Marker Channel, I decided to pull out my watercolor markers and distress ink to color these scenes.

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For this first card, I stamped the butterflies with Festive Berries Distress Ink onto Fabriano Artistico Extra White watercolor paper, and pulled out my purple-toned Tombow Markers to color with. I used color numbers 665, 676, 636, 679, and a red/pink 755. I colored a small line with the marker, then used a #4 round watercolor brush and clean water to move the color. I dabbed my brush on a paper towel quite often to take the color off the brush.

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Once I finished coloring the butterflies, I decided to add a halo of soft color around each image for added interest. I used 515 (blue color) and 992 (light tan color) markers to draw tiny lines around the butterflies. I drew the colors out with my water brush. I stamped a sentiment from the new Spring Wreath stamp set. I trimmed the panel down to 4 x 5.25, mounted it to craft foam, then attached the panel to an A2 card base. I went over the butterflies with a white Gel pen to color in the dots, and used a black Micro pen to draw in the antennae.

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For my second card, I decided to use Zig Clean Color Real brushes.

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I stamped the butterflies in a little different order, and added the sentiment included in the stamp set. I used the following Zig colors: 021  Light Carmine, 202 Peach Pink, 029 Geranium Red, 027 Dark Pink, 024 Wine Red, 260 Deep Red, and 064 Oatmeal.

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To finish this card, I trimmed the panel to 3.75 x 5.5 and attached it to the right side of an A2 card base. For the left side, I added a coordinating pink shimmer paper and a thin strip of gold glitter paper for some sparkle. I completed the card with a white gel pen to add dots, and a black Micro pen to draw in the antennae.

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Be sure to check out the Pretty Pink Posh all this week for sneak pearls of the gorgeous new release. That’s all for today. Thanks for stopping by!

7 Replies to “Pretty Pink Posh Beautiful Butterflies”

  1. Gorgeous butterflies! The thin strip of gold glitter paper in the second card is just perfect. Lovely work, as always!

  2. These cards are absolutely gorgeous! I love and appreciate all the detail that went into them!!!

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