Wednesday, March 11, 2015

IO Die Hop- Day 3


Welcome to the Impression Obsession Spring Designer Die Hop!
 
We have some beautiful new dies to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!
 The hop will start each day (March 9th – March 11th) with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST.  The more blogs you visit each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!
 
All of the new dies you’ll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!
 
Today is the last day of the hop, and I really hope that you have been inspired by the various ideas.
 
For today's card,  I used the leftover butterflies (Medium Butterflies DIE255-Y) from this post.   I always like it when I save scraps and then actually use them!  I did change the butterflies a bit, but I will talk about that a bit more later.

To make the card, I started with 140lb watercolor paper and wet it with a paintbrush.  I then added blue and purple watercolor paints and let the colors blend.  Once the paint was dry, I stamped the French Letter image (J8778) on top with teal ink.  I think a script stamp is a good thing to have on hand for creating backgrounds.  
 
I then decided to stamp the same script onto my butterflies:


My original plan was to place the butterflies randomly on the card, but I decided I liked them better lined up with the background stamp.  To finish the card, I added some little rhinestones:


Don't forget to check out the other designers!
 

63 comments:

Kathy J said...

What a great technique!

Celeste Goff said...

So very pretty!!!

Angela Skellams said...

Fantastic idea!

lisa808 said...

Great background.

Eileen Lucas said...

Beautiful, love the color.

Janet L said...

So pretty

Becky said...

What a beautiful card, beautiful colors too.

Kren Kurts said...

There's just something about those butterflies that sparks creativity. I love what you did with your background. Quite wonderful!

Rachel B. said...

Gorgeous card! Love the color combination!

AprilsL8 said...

What a pretty card!!

Susie Sonnier said...

Cock-A-Doodle-Do Fabulous!

Maureen Reiss said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the colors!!

Leslee said...

Live your pretty butterfly card!

Denise Bryant said...

Yummy color combo! I love your beautiful card, and the technique on the butterflies!

Karen said...

Your card is jaw dropping amazing. I adore it. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Maria V. said...

Butterflies....I LOVE them, you can never have too many. Love the background

D.Ann said...

FAB idea to have the background stamp line up with the butterflies and your fab colors make them POP!

Lorna said...

Really pretty colors. Love the card.

Diane said...

Beautiful...LOVE the color combo!!

Vicki G said...

Wow! Gorgeous Laura!

Sue D said...

Beautiful background for these butterflies.

Susan Lang said...

Great idea. Love the stamping on the butterflies.

Shona said...

Just perfect!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

this card is in love with at first sight. Beautiful, refined in every detail.
Regards,
Bozena

Suzy Que said...

Great card! Love that butterfly die set!

Elizabeth said...

This is wonderful! The stamping on the butterflies and the background made me say "ooooh"!

Kathy Krug said...

Love the background/

Sandy said...

Beautiful card - love the colors you used.

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Beautiful card ,love the background and how you used the butterflies from your previous post .

Snoopy said...

This is breathtaking! The colors, the watercolor, the layers of ink ... everything! WOW!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Just stunning! Love the colors you've used and the watercolor technique is beautiful!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful. The butterflies really stand out from the background.
thanks for sharing a wonderful card

Carol said...

Beautiful, unique card.

SherylH said...

Such a beautiful card -- I really like the script stamping on the background lining up with that on the butterflies. I think that butterfly die set has got to go on my wishlist.

Donna Dacy said...

Beautiful card. Love the water color look and the use of the stamped background that moves on to the butterflies. Great idea. Nice design. Super Job!! TFS

Late Blooming said...

Love the watercolor background. the butterflies are just right. thanks.

Lynne said...

Pretty watercolor effects.

Marsha said...

I like the details and the different techniques used on your card - beautiful!

Maria Alder said...

Fabulous techniques, just love butterflies

Laura C said...

These colors go so well together. I should try them. Love how you used the background on the butterflies! Very beautiful card.

Shirl said...

Hi Laura,
I like your use of the butterflies. Beautiful colors.

Vivian C. said...

Lovely card. The blue and orange combo are very striking.

Pattie J. said...

beautiful butterflies, and love the background and how you connected. them.

Margaret said...

Absolutely love this card and butterflies!

red1979 said...

Lovely card. The background really makes it.

Katie said...

A wonderful card! Love the watercolor wash along with the butterflies! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Janet Mack said...

What a delicate looking card.

Linda R. said...

What a lovely card! Your use of the script is just perfect.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful background and I love the butterflies!

Beverly Perdue said...

Love how you stamped the script on the butterflies. Nice touch to a very pretty card!

ScrappySue said...

Love the background stamp and the way you lined up the butterflies. Thanks for sharing.

McStamper said...

Beautiful card. Love your watercolor background.

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG OMG OMG!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! Such an AWESOME Design!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

Frann said...

A beautiful background and a great idea to match the script on the butterflies and the background! Wonderful colors too.

karenajo said...

Love your card creation and how the butterflies are lined up with the background stamp !!

Sherry Butcher said...

Wonderful, love the colors and What a great technique. TFS.

Sue D. said...

Love the color combination on your great background.

Olena said...

Beautiful card! Love it!!!! Great job!
Olena

Jean Bullock said...

How lovely.

L. Brown said...

This is just so pretty. So soft.

Linda S. said...

What a clever idea to line up your stamped 2nd time around butterflies with your background stamp. This is a beautiful card, and you should be proud.

Deana P said...

Really like this card, such a great idea! Thankyou!

Doudou said...

Beautiful card!!great colors