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DT - Lynn Lewis - Princess Butterflies

Updated: May 22, 2022

I love Butterflies and would put one on every card if I could get away with it, some people are the same with Dragonflies, they just add a perfect finishing touch. With this 8x8 card I started by blending the centre of the card with the Lemon Meringue Cloud blending ink and went round the edges with Princess Pink then lightly spray or flick water with a brush and wait a few seconds and place a piece of kitchen roll to mop up the drips or you can wait to let it dry, but I’m too impatient!

Next, place the Phill Martin Aperture Stencil Hexagon on to a piece of white card(the bit with no centre) and lightly blend inside with the two inks - I did half and half slightly diagonally and then cut the hexagon with a paper trimmer. Grab yourself a silhouette stamp - I used the Designer Boutique 'Butterfly Dance' and stamped it in black Archival ink at an angle on the hexagon, using a stamping platform will ensure you can get it all stamped and nice and black. Now with a nice Ribbon, wrap it round the centre front of the card and attach on the inside, then stick a piece of white card the same size as the card on the inside to hide the ribbon and to strengthen the card front as the water can sometimes mis-shape the card. With foam pads, place the hexagon in the centre of the card over the ribbon and tie a matching bow and stick it in the top left corner .

Now get a nice sized butterfly - I used Sue Wilson's Lace Butterfly and cut two. I coloured one wing Pink and one Lemon on one cut and then the other did the same but opposite colours on wings. Cut the head and tail off one and stick the other on top. Along the centre, curl the wings around the handle of a paint brush or pen to give a bit of shape and then stick it to the hexagon. A little tip I use to keep the wings apart and lifted is to place a thin bead of 3D glue closely along the body between the wings and press down very lightly so as to stick but not hard enough to squash the glue through the butterfly - Small foam pads will do the same. Next, I blended some Lemon ink on a scrap piece of card and Pink on to another piece and stamped on the Lemon one in black Archival ink with the 'Happy Birthday' from this month's 'John Lockwood Daisy' everyday stamps. At this point I was just going to put one sentiment but I dropped my ink pad on the card(I wasn’t amused!!!) There was no covering up with another butterfly - it was too black, so fortunately I always stamp out more than one sentiment and layered these on the pink blended card and added to the card with foam pads....Phew!!! Saved lol. To finish, I got the pearls out and stuck different sizes along the butterfly body and smaller ones on to the sentiments and some below the hexagon. I love ink blending, it’s a great way to make backgrounds . Have fun - Lynn x

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