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Card Jewels by Aixa M. - Food for thought: "Forever is composed of nows." (Emily Dickinson)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Colorful Butterfly

I'm on a roll today!  This time I'm posting for Moxie Fab's Tuesday Trigger.  Here's the trigger for this week's challenge:

I love the watercolor effect and the vibrant colors of the butterflies.  So that's my inspiration!  Here's my card:

The butterfly lies inside the card, kind of peeking out the circle on the front:

PS (In case you're wondering, the greeting says "Happy Mother's Day" in Spanish)

I colored the butterfly stamp with stamp markers using the colors on the trigger.  To help achieve a watercolor effect, I smudged the colored stamp on a water-saturated paper towel, and then stamped on  the paper.  I was not sure what to do on front of the card, but as soon as I saw this printed paper, I thought it would complement the butterfly nicely, so I went for it.  

I cut out the circles on the front using Spellbinders dies.  The circle on the card base is one size smaller than the one on the printed paper.  To add interest, I colored the white section left in between the circles so that it serves as a frame for the butterfly.  

List of Materials
Base: Gina K. Designs (GKD) PUre Luxury card stock
Layer: My Mind's Eye (Ooh-La-La Paper Stack)
Stamp: GKD Nature's Greetings Kit 
Markers: American Crafts (Taffy, Grape, Apricot); Copic (RV04)

Hope you enjoyed the visit! 

Have a bright day!


  1. Very pretty butterfly, and it does go so nicely with the patterned paper you chose.

  2. I really really like this! I like the ONE butterfly and it's so nice and tidy! Really well done!

  3. Hey Aixa! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)