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.

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

Paper: Smooth white

Brilliance Graphite Black by Tsukineko
Soft Granite by Hero Arts

Corner Chomper
Wink of Stella clear pen
Charcoal pencil

Thanks for stopping by!


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 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.