Thursday, May 4, 2017

Watercolor-y Wonderful Day

Here's my card for the current Fusion challenge. I combined the sketch with the watercolor and butterfly elements from the inspiration photo to create my colorful design.

Have a Wonderful Day card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Lil' Inker DesignsI started out by creating my watercolor panel.  I pressed a bunch of different distress inks on to a large clear block then spritzed the inks with water and pressed watercolor paper on top to make the magic happen.  So pretty!  I sped up the drying process with my heat tool, then set the panel aside to flatten underneath a pile of cardstock packs. 

While it flattened, I die cut a pair of butterflies from vellum and a pair of silver fringed strips.  The fringed strips were adhered to the left edge of the panel, staggered just a bit to add interest.  The butterflies were layered and adhered only at their centers, allowing the wings to be folded back slightly for dimension.  I used a piece of a crystal flourish to form a flight train for the butterfly and added a few more crystals to the butterfly to form a body.  The "have a wonderful day" sentiment from the Lil' Inker Designs Apple of My Eye stamp set was stamped beneath the butterfly in black ink.  I adhered the finished panel to a coordinating cheery yellow card base.

Materials Used:
Apple of My Eye stamp set, Stitched Butterflies dies (Lil' Inker Designs); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Dried Marigold, Mermaid Lagoon, Evergreen Bough, Mustard Seed, and Festive Berries distress inks (Ranger); Lemon Drop cardstock, Die-namics Mini-Fringe die (My Favorite Things); white vellum (Stampin' Up!); Recollections Silver cardstock (Michaels); The Paper Studio clear crystal flourish (Hobby Lobby)


  1. Love the colors and the design with the vellum butterfly and the fringed pieces on the side. So pretty!

  2. This is gorgeous! Love that watercolor panel!

  3. Gorgeous colours Lori! So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION

  4. Gorgeous, Lori! That background is luscious! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!


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