Thinking of You Butterflies

Hi everyone, now that Christmas is over, it's time to time to think of New Year's and all the possibilities that the New Year brings.  

Butterflies symbolize new beginnings so I just wanted to share a card I created using tons of  Ann Butler's Crafter's Inks, with a Memory Box stencil and my Scor-Pal.

This Memory Box stencil is so pretty and delicate.   Using art daubers with Ann Butler's Crafter's Inks, I inked the butterflies with Berry, Sunshine, and Tangerine.  Once they were "painted",  I used Limelight to ink around the butterflies, creating the background.

Once I had the colors as I liked them, I die cut the design with a Spellbinders die, fussy cutting the butterflies so they would be free.

I inked around the oval with ColorBox Pigment ink in Espresso, die cut a larger mat and also inked that.  I inked some metal butterflies with Berry, Limelight and Sunshine, then heat set them so the ink would stay put.  Note to self, heated metal is hot - don't pick it up right away!!

I created a 5" x 10" card from orange cardstock and scored vertically every 1/4" using my Scor-Pal.  I also inked around the card with brown ink before mounting the design with foam adhesives.  The sentiment was stamped with Tangerine Ink and embossed with Top Boss embossing powder and added to the card.

Thanks for stopping by today.