Tuesday, April 2, 2013

flutterby wednesday #233. . . .

requires the use of blue, yellow and green along with a butterfly or fairy:


This is the first time I have used Faber Castell gelatos.  I scribbled the three colors on an acrylic block and then spritzed with water to make them blend and run a bit.  Then I placed white cardstock onto the block (rather than pressing the block onto the paper) and punched the butterfly from the paper. 

After embossing the cuttlebug folder, I swiped Brilliance ink pads across the raised areas and got this soft and pretty background. 

This card is somewhat CAS, even though I have used more color/layers than most of the CAS designers do.  Pretty simplistic, but I love how this card turned out!  I purposely did not use a sentiment on the front and will put one inside the card when I'm in need of a quick card to send out.

Check out Flutterby Wednesday's blog for lots of fluttering inspiration!

9 comments:

Barb said...

Beautiful, Joy! Love these pretty colors!

Danni said...

This is so pretty! I just love the multi-color look!! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Such a stunner, Joy! My fave colors and I'm in awe of how well you inked the raised pattern. I can't get it to ever work like that for me ... this is going straight in my inspirations folder!

Virginia L. said...

I love your expertly-colored embossed background! Beautifully done, Joy!

walchowDesign said...

Beautifully done with your colored embossed bg, Joy!

Chrissy said...

So very pretty Joy, love the embossed panel and the butterfly with the colours, very effective.
Thanks for joining in with us at Flutter By Wednesdays..

Luv CHRISSYxx

fun stamping said...

So pretty! Congratulations on your win at CASology! That card soooo deserved it - its perfect CAS and that off center butterfly - just brilliant!

Arlene said...

Love the wonderful soft look to your embossed surface.

Dawn Turley said...

A beautiful card Joy. Love the soft colours on your embossing.