Friday, August 23, 2019

Reverse Confetti: Butterfly Business

I am here with another card for Reverse Confetti using Butterfly Blossoms from the July release. I created a 3.5x9" panel using Neenah Solar White 90 lb card stock, my preferred card stock for Copic coloring. This sized card fits in a business envelope! I like this size because it lends itself to different designs and experiments!

To make the actual card, I cut one sheet of 110 lb Neenah to 3.5x9" and then cut another sheet to 3.5x9.5". On the second sheet I scored in 1/2" from one end and folded that over with my bone order to make a flap for the other piece of card stock to adhere to. I added a piece of Score-Tape - you need  strong dry adhesive - to the outside of that flap and adhered it to the first piece of Neenah 110 card stock. This gave me a side folding business sized card.

In order to do the stamping, I found the center point of the 90 lb Neenah panel and marked it lightly with a pencil. I placed this into my MISTI. I put the center flower of the butterfly over the center point dot. I lifted up the door of the MISTI and then erased the pencil mark so it would not show over the Copic coloring. I inked up the stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped it.

I then cleaned the stamp and proceeded to stamp evenly on each side of the butterfly with Reverse Confetti Sea Foam ink. Using the second generation stamping image I moved the butterfly over and stamped it again. This technique gives that fading image or gradient look from the center out. I repeated this on the other side.

Next I took a scrap piece of Neenah Solar White 80 lb card stock and stamped the butterfly again in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I got out my Copics and started coloring. I wanted the greens in the main part of my butterfly to match the Sea Foam Ink so I used G000, G00, G02 and G03. I added final details with a Raspberry Prismacolor colored pencil coming out from the "nooks and crannies".

For the yellows I used Y11, Y15, Y17 and Y38. I added some shading with Prismacolor Greyed Lavendar. For the entire body I used BG45 and BG45. For the dark blue dots I think I just repeated the BG45. The flowers are Rv10, RV13 and RV14 with a smidge of YR0000 on the edges. The yellow flower is the same as the yellow parts of the wings. The large leaves are BG70, BG72 and BG75. Once this was all finished I added Indigo Blue Prismacolor Pencil to all the "nooks and crannies" to make the image look 3 dimensional. I popped this up on 3M foam tape and added right on top of the black butterfly on the main panel.

The sentiment is from Lemonade Stand. I lined it up with the panel in my MISTI and stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black ink. This is my favorite ink for sentiments as it stamps so crisply and perfect the first time.

Thanks for stopping by!

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