Easy-To-Do Card Project -- Butterfly Zest
Stamps: images & words from FS-070 Horsin' Around
Cardstock -- Teal, A-2, top-folded card
White, 3" x 4.25"
Yellow, 3.5" x 4.5"
Inks: VersaMark (watermark), Black - Memento Tuxedo Black was used.
Yellow/Spring Green/ Teal Chalks & 3 applicators (or cotton balls)
Markers - Yellow & Teal
Eraser (Magic Rub is a good choice for chalks)
Stamp Positioner (i.e. Stamp-a-ma-jig)
Other (optional): Black embroidery floss & needle, (2) sm. black rhinestones, dimensional glaze
-- Using watermark ink, stamp solid butterfly images on white panel as shown.
-- Working light to dark, apply chalks over ink. Erase any stray marks.
-- Using the positioner, and black ink, overstamp chalked butterflies with their corresponding outlines. Note: Placement looks more "artsy" when not exact.
-- Using black ink, stamp words as shown.
-- Using markers, color butterfly "spots."
-- (optional) Follow directions for "Flossed Antennae & Body." (see below)
-- Mount stamped panel to yellow layer, then to card.
-- (optional) Adhere rhinestones to ends of antennae.
-- (optional) Apply dimensional glaze to butterfly "spots" & allow to dry.
-- This card can be made using any three colors you choose. Just adjust paper and marker colors to match.
-- Chalks make a wonderful coloring medium... They're user friendly, clean up easily with an eraser, and provide a soft base for other mediums.
-- It is always a good idea to test your inks & coloring mediums on a scrap of the same paper you plan to use before starting the project.
-- Don't have chalks? Use a rainbow ink pad instead.
Instructions for "Flossed Antennae & Body"
Notes -- Outline image is used alone, and stamped in red for contrast.
-- Floss is adhered to the reverse side of the panel using tacky glue and "Scotch" tape so that panel will lie flat when layered... Knots = "Bumps".