Friday, 26 February 2016

Butterfly Basics - Transformation

Hello and welcome back! Here is my card for the Crazy Crafter's Team Project Highlight. It's that time of the week again where we submit a card creation using a current product.  My card is taken from the Butterfly Basics stamp set and matching butterfly dies. I can't help but be addicted to watercolours as it has this beautiful softness and creates these gorgeous layers of colour.

What better way to show this effect than with this butterfly and flower card. I especially love the sentiment: "There is nothing in the caterpillar that tells you it is going to be a butterfly". This is almost true with the transformative qualities of watercolouring, you just never know how the colours will emerge but the end result are amazing.

I have used watercolour paper and white heat embossed the images and applied the watercolours. To get the colours moving it's best to add lots of water and you get this beautiful organic effect with the colours pooling and merging together. Once it dries it leaves these wonderful impressions. You can also speed up the drying process by using the heat gun tool. I have heat embossed the sentiment in gold to make it pop. I also watercoloured in the butterfly and funny enough I have used the reverse side as it had these cool effects and looked more natural than just coloured in and also blended better to the soft layering.

This is the inside of the card carrying over the same theme as the front. I hope you enjoyed this card and may have inspired you to try out watercolours. It truly creates a magical effect each time.

This stamp set is available in the current Annual catalogue as both Photopolymer and Wood mount. By purchasing this set as bundle you save 15% which is a great saving. If you purchase this set to a total of $90 you qualify to receive a FREE product from Sale-A-Bration. It is such a great set to use and it's marked as one of Shelli's favourite stamps - so you can't go wrong.

Remember to use the current hostess code when you shop online with me and I'll send you a Thank you gift. You'll find the hostess code on the top left hand panel of this blog page. If you would like any more information about my card or help with ordering please send me a message. Thanks.

For more inspirations, please have a look at our talented team members projects at the Crazy Crafters Team Project Highlights. You get to vote on your two favourite cards and hope mine is worthy of your votes. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my page and to look at my creations.

Hope to see you next time! Cheers. :)

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Products used:

Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Bundle138865 | Price$70.50

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Watercolor Paper122959 | Price$8.75

Brights Classic Stampin' Ink Refills | 131162 | Price$47.50

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  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Stephanie! :) It's such a beautiful stamp set. :)

  2. Love the combination of hear embossing and watercolour.

  3. These colours are awesome Juan....really love how they come together

    1. Thank you Vicki. Watercolours are so much fun - the less you do the more it looks good. :)

  4. Wow! Just stunning as always Juana. Congrats on being the top pick last week! Thanks for taking part in the Crazy Crafters project highlight this week.

    1. Thank you so much Kylie. That was a nice surprise! Being part of the Crazy Crafters team and your weekly project highlights brings out the creative side in all of us. Thank you for hosting such a wonderful event. :)

  5. Such a lovely, vibrant card. The butterfly is just gorgeous.


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