Good morning! Jess here with my first solo post for the year! This month we’re collaborating with Right at Home stamps and I have a bright and cheerful card using two sets from Right at Home and Hero Arts that seem totally made for each other!
Our challenge this month is to use or do something new to you! First off, I’m using new to me stamp sets (this is my first time using either set) and I’m also trying a new technique that I’ll explain later!
To start I stamped the sentiment from Right at Home onto watercolor paper with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I inked the butterflies from Hero Arts with intense black ink, stamped them once onto scrap paper, and then stamped them again on my watercolor paper for a paler look. I added a little bit of shading with a grey zig clean color real brush marker and then blended it out using a spectrum noir clear sparkle brush.
For the sentiment and one butterfly I added a little color to the edge and carefully used a damp paintbrush to blend it out. I’ve blended similar colors together before using my zigs but hadn’t tried the rainbow effect. I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t as difficult as I expected it to be as long as I kept my paintbrush just slightly damp instead of wet. In places where I didn’t have enough pigment I carefully added small lines of color to the edges and then immediately blended them out. I also made sure to rinse out my paintbrush between warm and cool colors. After I was satisfied with the blending I added a layer of spectrum noir clear sparkle.
Finally I trimmed the panel down, adhered it to a black card base, and added a sprinkling of sparkling clear sequins. I really love that sentiment and how it just seems to fit with those origami butterflies and I hope you like it too! 🙂
Don’t forget to play along with our New to Me Challenge for a chance to win a prize from Right at Home and many thanks to Right at Home and Nicole for collaborating with us this month! Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day!
Until next time,