I used the Tin Roof stamp set and gold heat embossed the image on some watercolor paper. Then I strategically cut out some sections and taped them to the Butterfly Confetti Fancy die to get just the right pattern on my butterflies. I had intended to watercolor the butterflies but loved the simple elegance of the gold embossing on the paper that I ended up leaving them as they were.
I found a piece of pink cardstock and used Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink and an old Hero Arts flourish stamp set to create the background. The oxide inks just stamp beautifully. To mute it a bit, I sprayed it with some water and let that dry.
I gold embossed the sentiment from a Hero Arts stamp set onto some charcoal paper. I used the same paper to cut think strips to turn into butterfly antenna. Once I had the antenna trimmed I used three layers of foam behind the butterfly bodies to adhere them to the card front. You can see all of that dimension in the next picture.
To finish the card I added some clear Nuvo Drops to the card front. This is the first time I’ve used those directly onto a card vs. making them in advance and adhering them on with glue. I’m not sure which I prefer. This stressed me out a bit, ha!
I hope you liked this card, and got some ideas. I always love a card with lots of dimension, which is ironic, considering this month’s challenge is One Layer Cards. Please do join the challenge, there is a prize to be won. A gift certificate from our sponsor!