Tuesday 16 March 2021

Butterfly birthday

I needed a birthday card for a teen and was struggling for ideas when I remembered the current challenge at Day of the Month Card Club and decided that would make a good starting point.

It's a one layer card (if a die cut addition is allowable under that definition!) with a drop shadow added with a couple of grey Copic markers. I taped off the sides with low tack tape before stencilling for the background, drew in a border with a fineliner and added the shadow. 

A big stamped sentiment and one of the pretty butterflies from the duo of dies and the whole thing came together quite quickly. I did add some shading to the cells of the butterfly wings with a couple of markers and some white highlight dots.

Birthday (Letter It range by Ranger)
Essential Messages (Hero Arts, retired)

Bristol board

Whatever was on my blending brush plus Tumbled Glass Distress ink!
Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)

Mini Detailed Butterfly dies (Tim Holtz/Ranger)
Copic markers
Black fineliner
White paint pen by Posca
Time Tunnel stencil (Visible Image)

Thanks for stopping by! 


Dotty Jo said...

Lovely card - the stenciling looks great and so does that drop shadow effect!

Shabneez said...

Great creation and love the stencil! Shabneez x

papierelle said...

Your background design goes perfectly with the butterfly. Really great card!!!
Glad you joined us at DotMCC. Gundi

HilaryJane said...

Wow, that shadow effect is amazing and so clever. I would never have thought of it. Love the grey swirls with that wonderful purple butterfly too xx

Wavejumper said...

Good idea for a teen-that swirl effect. I love the shadow and fineline border.

hugs Margot

Rosmarie said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the colors of the butterflies and those stenciled swirls! The shading is absolutely perfect and adds a very real looking depth to the card!!! Thank you so much for playing along at DotMCC. Rosi x