Sunday, April 26, 2015

Guest Designer Sunday (Take Two) with Audrey Tokach

To create my card, I first watercolored a piece of patterned paper from the Cosmo Cricket 8x8 Just Add Watercolor Paper pad. After the watercoloring was dry, I used the largest rectangle from the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangles to diecut a piece from the fullsize sheet. Then I used the same die to cut a piece of white cardstock. I placed the Paper Smooches Butterfly Duet dies where I wanted them on the white cardstock and ran that through my diecut machine. Then I added the flight trails using the Paper Smooches Stitched Flourishes dies. I diecut the butterflies again, this time from vellum. I then adhered the watercolor piece to the back of the white diecut panel so that the watercolor would show through the die cut openings. Using a glue pen, I added a few dots of glue to the bodies of the vellum butterflies and glued them onto the watercolor piece. I placed acrylic blocks on top of the butterflies until I knew that the glue was dry, and then carefully folded up the wings of the vellum butterflies. Then I took a paintbrush and some gold metallic watercolor, and added paint splatters all over the panel. I wanted to bring out the gold foil in the watercolored layer, but I didn't want anything too over-the-top. Finally, I added some clear sequins and popped the entire panel up on a white card base using foam tape.