Hi everyone! Amy Copeland here with my first post as a design team member for Butterfly Reflections, Ink and I'm so excited! Butterflies, with all of their symbolism and beauty, have always had a special meaning for me, so I thought it was appropriate to include some gorgeous butterflies on my first DT card. I pinned this awesome inspirational saying many years ago (it's actually modified a bit--I believe the original saying is ,"Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly"--Tansamal) and I thought it would be the perfect sentiment for my card.
I started with the absolutely gorgeous new stamp set by Pretty Pink Posh called Butterfly Friends and used my Copic markers on the line drawn stamps and some beautiful Lawn Fawn Mermaid and Peacock ink on the ones with a coordinating solid stamp to fill in the wings. I used the coordinating dies to cut all of them out. I brushed the Wink of Stella clear brush tip marker on all of the butterfly wings, then used Glossy Accents on some of the wings and on all of the butterfly bodies.
I used the only photopolymer alphabet stamp set I have to create the sentiment, Harold's ABCs by Lawn Fawn. I couldn't find that particular set in the store, but there are plenty of options over at BRI if you want to create a similar look. I just quickly searched and any of these would be excellent choices. The black ink I used for the butterflies and the letters is Jet Black by Lawn Fawn. I loooooove this black ink!
I created my card panel using Distress Watercolor Paper and used a water brush to lay down some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide with a high concentration of water for a subtle effect. I put the piece of watercolor paper inside my Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Stackables and ran it through my Big Shot just for the stitched effect, since the watercolor panel is exactly A2 sized and it didn't actually cut anything. Here is a link to a cross-stitched set for a similar look. I glued the panel onto a white top-folding card base in A2 size (4 1/4 by 5 1/2).
The final touch was a scattering of Pearl White Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh. They have a lovely irredescent glow that picks up colors around it to pretty much coordinate with any cool-toned project. I adhered the gems with my trusty Multi Medium Matte and handy Quickstik