Thursday, August 24, 2017

Butterfly Card Colored with Prismacolor Pencils

Rubbernecker Stamps, Brush Butterflies, colored with Prismacolor Pencils

This is my first post as part of the Rubbernecker Stamps Design Team! The card features a new set of clear stamps and matching dies. The butterflies are so beautiful as well as fun to color. I decided to use my Prismacolor colored pencils and blend them with solvent (using stumps) for a super smooth blend of bright colors. The light gray stamped background really allows the butterflies to pop. I gave their wings dimension by slightly bending them up.

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Making the Card

1. Cut cream cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches; fold in half to form a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.

2. Cut purple cardstock 4 x 5 1/2 inches. Adhere to card base leaving 1/8 inch on each side (i.e. centered).

3. Cut patterned paper 3 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches (watch pattern - I actually cut two strips instead so that the flowers I wanted would show on each side). Adhere to card base leaving 1/16 inch of purple showing on each side.

4. Cut cream cardstock 2 7/8 inches. Stamp sentiment "You give me wings" in bottom left corner (see photo) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Stamp small butterfly (Brush Butterflies) in Shadow Gray Archival Ink randomly over background, letting some go off sides. Adhere to card.

Rubbernecker Stamps, Brush Butterflies, colored with Prismacolor Pencils

5. Stamp three butterflies in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on cream cardstock. Color with colored pencils (e.g. Prismacolor). See list of colored I used at bottom of post. Use solvent (e.g. Sansodor or Gamsol) and a blending stump to blend - WARNING: use in a well ventilated room, see warnings on container. I keep some in a glass jar with a screw top lid. I loosen the lid while in use and just move it aside when I want to dip the end of the stump into it before blending. I also mark each end of my stumps with primary, secondary, and tertiary colors (e.g. Y, YO, O, OR, R, RV, V...). This helps keep the colors clean. If I need to remove some, I just wipe the stump end over a scrap piece of paper. If the end becomes too blunt, I use my small precision scissors to cut off extra bits to make a sharp point again.

6. Die cut butterflies with matching dies (you could also fussy cut around them). Slightly bend wings up (I use my fingernail along the sides of the butterfly body to help bend them). Adhere as shown.

Rubbernecker Stamps, Brush Butterflies, colored with Prismacolor Pencils

List of Prismacolor Colored Pencils Used: (PC)1008, 916, 1032, 208, 1079, 1007, 956, 932, 1003

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