Today's card is for two challenges - Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger: watercolor butterfly and Lily Pad Virginia's View challenge #4.
These airy watercolor butterflies are so pretty against the white background. I had several different ideas until I saw the inspiration picture of Virginia's challenge. The sheer texture of the poppy really grabbed my eye and reminded me of one of Virginia's card using coffee filter. The flowers she created have the same watercolor effect and transparency. That's what I wanted my butterflies be.
So I got my coffee filter and started to work. I inked the coffee filter with distress ink pad randomly, spritzed, and watched magic happen. Half hour later, it was ready to die cut. You can always use your heat tool to speed up the process. I just happen to have enough stuff to tidy up after kids' bedtime.
It was really difficult to balance my proclivity for decorating my card with a ton of butterflies, but not saturating my entire card with this motif. The stitch on the top left corner of my card was to reflect the decorative stitches from the dress.
It is also entered into Simon Says Stamp challenge: anything goes.
Thanks for stopping by, almost Friday!
cardstock: PTI select white,
Stamp: PTI simple sunflowers
Memento tuxedo black, Rangers barn door, spice marmalade, spun sugar
Other: PTI butterfly die, Amuse butterfly trio, coffee filter, twinery baker's twine