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Sunday, August 13, 2017

So Suzy Butterflies

Hi Everyone,

this gorgeous butterfly is from the new So Suzy Stamps release. It reminds me about a Brimstone butterfly. 

I wanted to create a delicate card in green and yellow, but my first attempt failed. But I am not going to throw out a nice piece of watercolor card stock.....I had first heat embossed the butterflies and then added the water color. I was not happy with the result, so I tried to wash it off, which only partially worked. I spare you the uglyness.....

My stamp supplies:

I started to color in the butterflies with more vivid colors

I first used yellow and while it was still wet I added a rim of teal

It blends with the yellow all on its own - you have to do nothing but watch.

Once I filled in all the butterflies I added tiny black dots to the antennae. I trimmed the card stock, heat embossed the sentiment on a dark blue scrap piece and added it with another neon yellow scrap and foam tape. 

Two enamel dots to finish it off. You see, you can rescue anything! No need to clog up your recycling bin.

Happy Stamping!

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Mac Mable said...

Great save and what fabulous vibrant colours..one eye catching card x

Flo said...

Klasse!!! Eine wunderschöne Sommerkarte - und bei uns ist es regnerisch und kalt, na ja kühl. So richtig nach Sommer sieht es hier nicht aus. vielleicht brauchen wir bald Schwimmflossen - oder es wachsen uns Schwimmhäute zwischen den Zehen :-)))
Liebe Schwimmgrüße

cm said...

WOW! Good on you for coming up with a 'design innovation' that lead to gorgeous results! I've not heard of Brimstone Butterflies before, so your post is doubly inspiring! Love this!

conil said...

What an amazing save...be still my heart. Butterflies and yellow...two of my favorite things. Seriously, gorgeous. LOVE the way the teal creeped into that bright yellow to make those critters come alive. And the detail...brilliant.

Daen'Ys said...

Eine bezaubernde Karte, wie schön dass du sie retten konntest!

Kath Stewart said...

what a beautiful card Cornelia and well done on the save...the butterflies are gorgeous...thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

papierelle said...

Toll, Zitronenfalter und wie sie leuchten!!!!!

aufspapiergebracht said...

Die Karte ist einfach sensationell schön!!
GlG Elisabeth

Sherrie M. said...

So gorgeous Cornelia! Love your blending of colors - gonna try your technique! All is well busy here as usual. Hope you've had a great summer.

Anita in France said...

Spectacular, Cornelia ... awesome colouring and blending ... those beautiful butterflies just glow! Hugs, Anita :)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous Colours!

Mariken said...

Lovely cards, with beautiful colours! Thank you for joining our challange at Cas on Friday!! Mariken DT