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Monday, July 20, 2015

 
 
Today I have two {very} bright cards to share.  I don't normally use colors like this, but today I was drawn to them.  I wanted to work with a little ink blending and masking.  I used distress inks in the colors Mowed Lawn and Mustard Seed. On this first card, I die cut a square of white cardstock.  Using removable adhesive, I temporarily adhered the square to my craft mat.  I came in from one end with the yellow and in with green from the other end.  You could blend the colors on a larger piece of cardstock and die cut after to make it a bit easier to work with, but I like that the edges end up a bit darker as you move from the craft mat onto the cardstock.
 
 
I positioned a square of copy paper onto the center of my card front and temporarily adhered it {it was left over from the mask I created for my second card}.  I stamped my sentiment and the butterfly in the same position as they were on the ink blended square so that when I placed the square on the card front the sentiment and butterfly image would line up.
 
 
 
For my second card I created a mask that left only the square portion of the card front open.  I added distress ink the same way as before.  I removed the mask and stamped my sentiment and butterfly in Versafine Onyx ink.  I have a wonderful marker, that I have shared before, that is perfect for filling in any imperfections in stamping.  It's a black Pitt Pen by Faber Castell. 
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 


Cardstock: PTI White, WP9 Black
Stamps: PTI Beautiful Butterflies
Ink: Distress Ink, Versafine Onyx Ink
Dies: PTI Beautiful Butterflies, PS Stitched Frame Dies ,SSS Stitched Rectangles
Other: Faber Castell Pitt Pen

13 comments :

  1. These are fabulous. I love the ink blending you did.

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  2. Beautiful take on the sketch Kara! Thanks for sharing the ' how to ' as well !
    Good to see you at Case this sketch

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  3. I think all of the white space and the striking black butterfly toned down the bright colors perfectly!! These are beautiful Kara!

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  4. Hi, Kara, I came here form the CTS blog and I had a lovely time visiting your blog and love all the stunning cards I have seen!!!! I have just become your latest follower!!!
    Have a great day!!!

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  5. Kara, this card is awesome! I love the dimensional butterfly!

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  6. Kara, this outstanding black butterfly against the green and yellow just blew me away! Love it! Great job!

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  7. I saw these earlier in Instagram and loved them straight away. Love, love, love that bold black butterfly against to the colourful background!

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  8. Love the dynamic color scheme with the black against those bright colors! Just beautiful!

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  9. Another absolutely BEAUTIFUL design! Love it!

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  10. Oh, these are so fabulous, Kara! I love your wonderful take on the sketch!

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  11. Beautiful ink blending and a gorgeous take on the sketch!

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  12. Kara, I love the black butterflies against the yellow and green. Very striking!

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