Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Hi friends! Happy Sunday! I’m so pleased to welcome back special guest Anna-Karin Evaldsson as a special guest on our blog! Be sure to stop by her blog weekly for new inspiration in our Monday Challenge! Be sure to read on to learn exactly how she made this gorgeous tag and enjoy!

Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Hi everyone! I am so happy to be here today with a fun and easy tutorial. It is also great to be stamping again, after having had to do a sudden move. My supplies are now unpacked, although still in a somewhat chaotic state. There has been a lot of butterflies around our new place, which inspired me to stamp and color butterflies for this tag. You can use the techniques for any type of project.

Butterflies are always fun to color and you can make them into any colors you can think of. Or use a butterfly reference book and turn them into real butterflies. The butterflies were colored with colored pencils, adding shadows to make them look dimensional. I also did some masking, inking and background stamping.

Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Start by stamping butterflies from the Simon Says Stamp Comfort & Prayers set on a tag, using Jet Black Archival Ink.

Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

I used Prismacolor pencils to color the butterflies, and my pencil sharpener only showed up when I was almost done with the tag, which is why some of the pencils look a little blunt on the photos. Start by pressing lightly with the pencil, and then add more pressure to build up darker shades.

Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Continue adding color until you are happy with the look.

Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Here you can see the first lighter application to the left, and how darker shades were built up using the same pencils to the right.

Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Continue in the same way as the third butterfly.

Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

If you want to smooth out the colors, you can go over them with the white pencil.

Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Stamp the butterflies on SSS Masking Paper and cut out. Place them on the tag.

Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Ink the tag with Distress Inks, starting with the lighter shade. The masks stay perfectly in place.

Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Stamp with Tim Holtz Cracks background stamp and Frayed Burlap ink.

Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Use a darker brown together with the Specks stamp, and finally add some black stamping with Tim’s alphabet background from the School Desk set. This is one of my all-time favorite stamps.

Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Use a black pencil and add a shadow to the butterflies. Start with a light application and then make it darker closer to the butterflies. This gives a dimensional look.

Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Add details and highlights with a white gel pen.

Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

To make the butterflies even more interesting, I decided to use Glossy Accents and white Enamel Accents on some areas. Set aside to dry.

Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Add some details with a black pen, and doodle a border around the tag.

Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Finally, I glued sequins to the tag, for a fun playful look.

Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Here you can see the shiny effect of the Glossy Accents and Enamel Accents better.

Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

The coloring technique also works great for other images, such as flowers. The sentiment was stamped with the SSS Uplifting Thoughts set.

I hope this tutorial inspired you to color some butterflies (or something else) with colored pencils.

Thank you so much for looking! Happy crafting! – Anna-Karin

Butterfly Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

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Watercoloring White Flowers with Kristina Werner – September 2019 Card Kit Inspiration

Watercoloring White Flowers with Kristina Werner – September 2019 Card Kit Inspiration

Hello, all! Kristina Werner here with some more inspiration using with September 2019 Card Kit! :)

The large flowers in the Look For Rainbows stamp set from the kit are gorgeous! I decided to focus on just one of the flowers and watercolor it white.

After stamping the flower, stem, and two leaves onto watercolor paper in waterproof black ink, I started painting the flower using two light shades of Distress Ink: Shaded Lilac and Pumice Stone. By keeping the shading very light, and most of the petals remaining white, this makes the flower look both white in color and with a bit of dimension.

To finished off the coloring, I used Mustard Seed for the center of the flower, and Crushed Olive, and Forest Moss for the stem and leaves.

I loved the idea of a white flower in front of a very colorful background, so I used a sheet of the patterned paper included in the kit. I cut it out with the A2 Layers dies from Waffle Flower and then cut off the bottom at an angle and adhered it to a white cardbase.

I adhered the watercolored flower and leaves to the card, and then added a stamped greeting from the stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by today! You can pick up the September 2019 Card Kit HERE, or subscribe to receive future kits HERE.

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Funny Friday: Creating a Box Card

Welcome everyone! I’ve got a fun box card idea for you featuring an adorable Gramma surfing on her ironing board from the Art Impressions “Loads of Fun” clear stamps set. 

The box card allows you to use your focal point image on the inside but also remains clearly visible from the outside. In this case, it looks like Gramma has abandoned her iron for some fun! 

I cut and scored the box card (template below) then die cut a 3.5″ circle on the front section. I stamped Gramma on the inside flap and colored her with some bright Copic Markers. I also stamped the iron off the edge of the circle and once again on scrap cardstock. Then I colored and cut out the iron and used a bit of foam tape for a little lift. 

Box Card Template

The beauty of this card is that it folds completely flat and fits inside a regular A2 envelope. A win-win!! A cute Surfing Gramma, a Fun Fold, perfect for Funny Friday!!! Enjoy!!

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