Thursday, 12 March 2020

Butterfly Birthday

Had to make a card in a bit of a rush for a friend's Birthday so decided to dig out a NBUS stamp set, then whipped this card up:
I used:

- 5" x 5" square white card blank, side opening

- piece of Core-dinations purple card, cut to 4.75" square and glued onto the card front

- piece of white card stock, cut to 4.5" square

- used stamps from Woodware's NBUS 'Mosaic Butterfly Round' set of stamps, the Misti and a Ranger 'Black Archival' ink pad to stamp the large butterfly mosaic stamp and a sentiment (the set comes with a choice of five sentiments) first of all

- then positioned a corner stamp from the same set of stamps and stamped all four corners, turning the square piece of card by 90 degrees each time - hooray for the Misti!

- coloured the image panel using my long-neglected Zig brush pens - straight onto the card so the colours are rather bright ☺

- glued the panel onto the layer of purple card - finished!

Another time using the Zigs, I really must have a play at diluting the colours and try to use them more 'artistically' with some blending. Need to watch some You Tube videos first - as well as allow more time! 

This stamp set would be great to use on acetate as a clear window, coloured with Pro markers and set into a big circular aperture.





19 comments:

Pat said...

A very pretty look Di and the blue, purple, green and mustard colours all go beautifully. I'm sure your friend will love this. x

Bunny said...

It's a lovely birthday card.

I think my brain cell goes with your brain cell and then they get lost and even worse they forget where they were going and why. Sigh...............[Bunny]

Aquarius said...

Great stamp set and a lovely colourful card. I find the Zig pens tend to give mixed results depending on what card is being used - or maybe it is just me not being very adept with them!!

kiwimeskreations said...

A gorgeous card Di - and your colouring works perfectly fine on this card! Don't put yourself down - you are an amazing woman.
Blessings
Maxine

KandA said...

This is gorgeous Di, I love the colours and that is a fabulous stamp xx

Jackie T said...

Hi Di this is a stunning card that you have made for your friend. I bet they loved it. Take care Hugs Jackie

Em Louise Fairley said...

Great card, Di. I love the stained glass look xoxo

Kath said...

A fabulous card Di and I love the vibrant colours you've used.
Kath x

Valerija said...

Gorgeous image and card.
Valerija xx

Sarn said...

Very colourful and pretty Art Deco card mate.

Acetate would be great with it for a stained glass effect.

Hugs, Sarn xx

cuilliesocks said...

What a very pretty card Di, I love the stained glass look and the gorgeous colours, beautifully designed, Kate x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card Di, I love this stamp and the colours that you've used too.

Sue xx

Karenladd said...

This is so pretty Di, and I love the stained glass look of this design. The colors you chose are some of my favorites too, but I share your frustration at not having chosen colors that allow you to enter at the Butterfly spot! I've done that too many times to count.

Linby said...

It's a gorgeous stamp and you've coloured it in such pretty colours, looks wonderful.

Donna said...

Beautiful card and coloring!

Greta said...

Love the card & love your coloring with the Zigs, Di! What a neat stamp that deserved to get out of the NBUS stack!

Darnell said...

Well done using your NBUS, Di, and I love the beautiful colors you chose! This is a cool stained-glass image!! Hugs, Darnell

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Di. Love the stamped images and the colours are really lovely. xx

ionabunny said...

LOL, I am sure your brain has a lot of stuff on at the moment, but thanks for the reminder to check Mrs. A's challenge themes. Have a few butterflies in play........ Lovely card Di. Hugz