Thursday, May 14, 2015

Birthday Card With Butterflies

The card I'm sharing today uses two different butterfly dies and two different  techniques for making backgrounds.

I love the Bokeh Effect stamping technique, so I had to try it using inks in shades of yellow and orange with the dots made using white pigment ink. Splitcoast Stampers has a great tutorial on Bokeh, check out the link provided.

I made a cloudy sky by cutting out a cloud shape from scrap paper and inked around it  by using sponge daubers and  "Broken China" Distress Ink. If you are interested in trying this technique check out the link to Splitcoast  Stampers.

The gold colored base layer on this card was a bit of left over card stock from last years graduation cards.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Pixies Snippets Playground/Weeks 175 &176
Papertake Weekly Challenge "In The Garden"
Sister Act Card Challenge, Challenge #105
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog/Challenge #79
Dream Valley Challenges/Challenge #106


  1. I love your background techniques. and the lovely sunny looking card you made with them.
    Jean x

  2. Great backgrounds Kathy and what a stunning card too.


    Di xx

  3. Very pretty! Love the bokeh background. Thanks for sharing at Dream Valley for our Things With Wings challenge. Lisa DT

  4. Oh what a fabulous technique and gorgeous design.

    Hugs Diane