You Make me Smile

I have been anxiously awaiting the new Studio Calico/Hero Arts release for one particular stamp set, the Calico Borders set.  For whatever reason the border of butterflies just makes me happy, so I was excited to get to play with it this weekend, as well as try out some new water brushes as well.

I embossed the butterfly border with black ink & clear embossing powder on watercolor paper then used distress inks and water brushes to paint in around the butterflies.  I splattered it with some perfect pearls mist for some hints of shine.  After my colors dried I stamped the sentiment using Versafine black ink and finished it off with some twine and pearls. This card was fun to make and I will be playing with these techniques again very soon I hope.


14 thoughts on “You Make me Smile”

  1. I don't have that stamp set but it's on my wishlist since I saw it for the first time, that butterfly border is so beautiful! And you made a gorgeous card with it! Love all the colors and the touch of bling!!

  2. What a great card!! I love the colors – and great technique! I just picked up some water color paper to use with my Farber Castle colored pencils!!! I love how the colors just blended so perfectly!!


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