Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Paper Trey Ink March Blog Hop

Happy Tuesday!! Just a quick post to share a card I created for the Paper Trey Ink March Blog Hop.

The challenge was to use some sort of "high gloss" technique on your card.

I am going to admit that this card was inspired by a Debbie Hughes card that she created for a class I took that ended last week. I chose to emboss a butterfly stamp with black embossing ink, color it in, and go over it with a glitter pen. It is hard to see in the photo, I know.

I didn't use the springy colors but chose to use Copic markers to color in the monarch butterfly. I used a photo on the internet to match the marker colors I used for my coloring. I really love how it came out.

My next step was to stamp the greeting using Paper Trey Ink's "Think Big Favorites #24 Stamp" in gray ink. I then masked both the butterfly and the sentiment and literally flung orange and gold paint at the card.

My last step was to use gold ink around the outside edges. This card was extremely simple to make but took me a huge amount of time to create. I am very slow at coloring and tend to "over think" it.

I do not usually use non PTI stuff on these blog hops but I really wanted to use this butterfly. It shouted Spring to me and I needed that during this unusually cold March!

Thank you for looking!! Have a great night!!

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A Crafty Person said...

Nora, I love your card!! The copics, wink of stella and gold spray just all came together to make a lovely card. Your coloring of the Monarch butterfly is spectacular.

Patti said...

Spectacular!! I love this card!! your coloring is amazing and your ink splotches are perfect!! Beautiful card : )

Karen said...

Your coloring of the butterfly is stunning, and the card is lovely.

Kristii said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!! Love that butterfly!!

Steph Hilt said...

This Butterfly is absolutely stunning! What a beautiful job you did of matching colors to a true monarch. Such an artistic touch on your card base - I just love you whole design. Nice work!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! I LOVE this!! Such a FUN Card Design and I LOVE your take on the challenges!! THANKS so much for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Kathryn A said...

This is very beautiful!! Love the butterfly and the splatters are the perfect touch!

Kay said...

Oh I love this- your butterfly is colored beautifully, and those paint splatters are just perfect!

Angela S said...

That butterfly is beautiful! Great coloring!

Judy Cook said...

What a beautiful card. I love everything about it. The colors are amazing and I love the splattered paint. It really tied everything together. Great job.

Jacquie Southas said...

Stunning butterfly Nora! Great take on the OCC class technique.

Patti said...

Nora, you are so sweet! Thank you for all your kind comments on my blog.

So! you should not have been so nice to me heehee because now we are friends and I MUST ask you!! how did you do your ink splatters??? I was going to ask you yesterday but I was too shy : )

I tried doing it on a card last night and it was a disaster! : ) Do you mind sharing??