Timeless Tuesday ~ Butterflies


Howdy everyone!  Hope you had an amazing long weekend if you are Canadian like me! This week, our fabulous hostess, Jenny, has a great challenge for everyone!  We want you to use butterflies on your card or project this week (FTTC221).  I know!  Cool right!?  So grab your butterfly stamps or dies or hand cut one and come and create with us this week. 

Here's how I began creating my own card...

Step One:
I first cut a die cut shape out of our incredible Flourishes Classic White Cardstock.  Then I grabbed some "Tuxedo Black" ink by Memento and began stamping my 3 different butterfly images from the "Old Tea Rose" and "Butterflies & Blooms" stamp sets.  I made a mask for each one of the butterflies I stamped using Post-It Notes.

Step Two:
With all my masks on my butterflies, I stamped the script from the "Thank You" stamp set using "Tuxedo Black" ink by Memento again (stamping off first to get a lighter shade of ink).

Step Three:
Next I grabbed my Lilac Collection of Copic markers and my Copic airbrush to create my back ground.

I began by airbrushing the center of my panel with V12...

Step Four:
Next I grabbed, V15 and airbrushed edges.

Step Five:
Then I grabbed, V17 and further airbrushed the edges.  I added a little bit of spatter using V99.
Step Six:
I peeled off my masks and coloured my butterflies using a variety of grey Copic markers...
Then I created the remainder of my card using the amazing Flourishes Classic White Cardstock and also the light and dark shades of the Color Made Easy "Crocus" paper collection; Purple Palisades & Bouquet.

Here's my final card...
I used some fun Lavender seam binding ribbon, cool silver metallic string and the cute "Hello!" stamp from the "Tiny Flowers and Tags" stamp set to finish off my card details.

I hope you've enjoyed my little tutorial today.  Can't wait to see what you create with our "butterfly" challenge this week.

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~ Ally ~

Sponsored byFlourishes LLC.
stamps: Flourishes (Tiny Flowers & Tags, Thank You, Old Tea Rose, Butterflies & Blooms)
cardstock: Flourishes
patterned papers:  Teresa Collins
die cut shapes:  Spellbinders
ink: Memento, Copic
ribbon, string: Flourishes
edge punch: Fiskars
gems: Prima
other: thread.


Joyce Casaldi said...

Love the airbrush idea, might have to pull mine out! Beautiful results.,

Cheryl said...

Wow, it's STUNNING Ally! What a great technique, it really is GORGEOUS!!

KimCreate said...

WOW, Ally. This is beautiful. The airbrushing is so effective to bring beauty to your card!

Judy Rozema said...

Ally, this is just stunning! Wow! I loved watching the design unfold in each of your steps, but was just wowed when I got to the final result. Gorgeous!

Broni said...

Another gorgeous work of art, Allison! I adore the purples, and I think leaving the butterflies uncolored really shows off their beautiful detail!

Katie Sims said...

Wow! This is beautiful Allison! The purple really makes your collage of butterflies even more extraordinary! So very creative!

Janis said...


Absolutely stunning.

This card is beautiful beyond words. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Your tutorial is extremely helpful to me!!!

Petti said...

Very pretty!

ChristineCreations said...

That's stunning Ally - the richness to the airbrushing in that purple is amazing. You really have a teaching gene in you girl. You do great tutorials :)

Heather Jensen said...

WOW Allison! I love the deep purple airbrushing. The butterflies look so pretty all lined up like that. :)