Waving a big hello and welcome! Thanks for stopping by, you have arrived just in time for the INKspired blog hop (or you are already on the blog and if you are, skip this chit chat to see my card) we have 6 players all made up of my Stampin’ Up! team, this round and we are all using the same sketch I illustrated as inspiration, you can see the sketch below. At the end of this post, you can click the next button to continue on the journey.
To start off with you will notice my card is landscape, not portrait and I moved the scallop to the bottom of the main panel. It is very purple and I have a feeling the purple lover in our group Maree will like that.
I really liked the look of the sponged background behind the butterfly diecut, so, I decided to take a few ‘action’ shots to aid the explanation. I have used two colours to sponge the background and [saddly] they are both retiring colours, Rose Red and my favourite purple colour of all time Perfect Plum. There is no correct way to sponge or pattern to follow just have sections of each colour and blend them together. The only thing I would say is select analogous colours meaning colours that are next to each other on the colour wheel, yes, that is my background is art colouring through! Why you ask? The tones will blend together nicely. Read more HERE about it here if you are interested.
The top layer is the negative image from the diecut butterfly. This layer is to be attached to the sponged background.
Now it is time to insert the butterfly, I simply placed a glue dot in the centre of the butterfly die to attach, allowing the wings to be loose.
Finally, inside the card. I have followed the same concept as above and I think it looks great!
Well, I hope that has given you a different idea for whys to use your Thinlits and Framelits, I have another totally fun negative image sponging card that I did in a class last week that I will photograph and share.
Now it is time to hop over to Narelle Macey to see what she has done with this sketch.