Make It Monday #58 {Graduated Backgrounds}

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Watch the video for this fun technique!
I embossed the butterflies before adding my color.  I die cut the window in the card base and then attached the painted piece to the inside of the front cover.  I cut the front of the card 1inch shorter than the back to allow the painted piece to show when the card is closed.

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Cardstock: PTI Sweet Blush, Lemon Tart, Watercolor Paper
Stamps: PTI Beautiful Butterflies
Ink: Memento Black and Dandelion, Versamark, PTI Pure Poppy and Summer Sunrise
Dies: PTI Sending You, Beautiful Butterflies
Other: White Embossing Powder, Summer Sunrise Ribbon


  1. love your toned-down version :)

  2. Sorry I can’t tell the difference , very pretty though! Looks great embossed!

  3. Love this color combo, Kara. So pretty for spring :)

  4. Absolutely beautiful!!! I just love the soft colors and the butterfly is fabulous!!!

  5. What a great choice of colours, so subtle but so you. Lovely Kara.

  6. ooooohhh!!! this is such a pretty card! So soft and pretty and all put together so nicely with that side accent.

  7. Gorgeous, Kara--love the soft colors!

  8. Awesome card. Love the pastel colors. Unique idea to only use part of the background peeking through the die & at the edge.

  9. Kara, The background is really pretty - the colors are blended seamlessly. I will have to give this a try. The sky you created looks perefect with your butterfly.

  10. I love the heat embossing used here with the watercolor effect. The sending you die is just perfect to frame up the sentiment. The color combo is awesome!


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