Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Simple butterfly

I think a card for airmailing needs to be light and flat (unless you want to get into sending it as a parcel!) so this is a one layer card. The recipient teaches maths so I went for a numbers border to tie in with that, stamped with grey ink over a masked butterfly.

As I wanted to use Copic colouring I added a sheet of paper stuck inside the front the card to disguise any bleed-through but still keep the one-layer aesthetic.

A charcoal pencil shadow adds a bit of depth to help the image pop off the surface and there's a wee bit of shimmer on the butterfly's spots courtesy of a Wink of Stella pen.

Stamps:
Antique Engravings and Say It All by Hero Arts
Numbers Border by Kaisercraft

Paper: Smooth white

Ink:
Brilliance Graphite Black by Tsukineko
Soft Granite by Hero Arts

Other:
Corner Chomper
Wink of Stella clear pen
Charcoal pencil

Thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

Scrapmate said...

Wow the shading is very effective, the butterfly looks 3D.

jill said...

a very pretty card .

Kathy said...

It's hard to believe this is just one layer, the appearance of depth you've achieved is fantastic

Debbie L said...

wow a very effective 3D butterfly amazing - just seen your articules in craft stamper - truely wonderful

Kathy said...

Hey Joanne - just to let you know that I've used this card as my inspiration for this week's Daring Cardmakers challenge. We are celebrating those who inspire us in our crafting and I chose you. Thank you for all the tips and ideas you've shared so freely over the years xx

Miri said...

That's a one layer card ;-)?! I love it how the butterfly looks like it's flying away any second ... beautiful card and a very clever trick with the charcoal pencil.