Hi everyone, today I would like to share this adorable Mother’s Day card with you all. Of course you can use this card design for any other themed card, just use a different stamped sentiment.
Now, I’m NOT going to explain how to create the sentiment wheel, there is a really good video where it is explained in detail (it’s in Dutch but you can see which items of the die set are used to create a similar project to the one that I create today). You can watch the video here:
To create the parts to put the sentiment wheel and the squire panels around it together I used the Crealies “Cardzz CLCZ303” Spinning Wheel Card die set ( https://www.crealies.nl/nl/product/cardzzclcz303 ). For my sentiments I picked stamps from the The Ton “Basic Sentiments” stamp set. Design paper is from my stash, use whatever you have and like.
After the base part was ready I stamped one of the butterflies from the Crafter’s Companion “Dreams take Flight” stamp set onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface Paper using black ink and I heat embossed afterwards. This way my black lines stay black and crisp, no matter how much water I add.
Now I can colour the butterfly image: today I’m using my Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers.
Around the image I used the colour called Flint (which is a close match to the design paper I used).
For the body of the butterfly image I used Desert and Tan (later on I also added some Stickles “Platinum” to the body of the butterfly for some added sparkle).
For the wings I used a combination of Sage, Tulip, Begonia, Red Flame and Sepia.
Combined with the markers I used a waterbrush and I added about three layers of colour until I liked what I had (drying the paper in between each layer).
When the colouring was done I added in some highlights using a white gel pen and I fussy cut the image leaving a small border.
I used a craft coloured base card and adhered all the parts together, I used regular glue and one millimetre foam tape for this. The butterfly was adhered with only the body part so that the wings are standing up slightly.
And that is it for today’s project! I wish you a creative day!