- Image stamp – Stampington & Co. “Ledger Butterfly”
- Sentiment stamp – Hero Arts “Mother’s Day Message”
- Patterned paper – SEI “Couture: Tabaret”
- Border punch – EK Success “Dotted Scallop”
- Cardstock – Bazzill
- Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Seeing Spots”
- Ranger Distress markers
- Watercolor paper
This is my first Mother’s Day card of the year for Operation Write Home (OWH). I like to make lots of Mother’s Day cards for the troops to send home. I think it is especially important that they have a good supply to choose from. This week on OWH Stars and Stamps blog, we had another installment of OWH Design Bootcamp: Get to the Point: Creating a Strong Focal Point. The lesson was about creating a strong focal point on your cards. So using the information supplied in Paula’s lesson, I created this card with a strong focal point: the butterfly. Yes, another butterfly! The butterfly image is the largest element on the card; it is layered with a darker, contrasting color beneath it; and the watercolor technique used draws the eye in because of the textures and blended colors used. I applied ink directly to the rubber stamp with Ranger Distress Markers and then spritzed the inked stamp with water before stamping on the watercolor paper. Thanks for stopping by.
February 24th, 2013 at 8:22 am
You did a great job creating a focal point on this card Yvonne. The butterfly is just gorgeous. I love the effect you got with the distress markers and the texture in the white stock adds interest too. Framing the butterfly in the dark purple was an important step too, separating it from the pretty striped paper on the background. Thanks for joining in the February Bootcamp and sharing this wit everyone!