Happy Monday everyone and welcome to this week's Monday Lunchtime Sketch. I am really excited about the card I made for this sketch and I'll tell you why.
I woke up Saturday morning and had a dear friend on my mind that I have not seen in a while. I really believe that God lays those on your heart that need prayer and encouragement, so I prayed for her and then decided to make this card for her that I am sharing with you today. My husband tells me all the time that I have a talent and doesn't understand why I don't send out all these cards I make. When he said it today, it really made me think. Only takes a few moments to write an address on an envelope, put a stamp on it and off it goes to a person who may just need that little bit of encouragement that day. So maybe I should listen to my husband as God could be using him to speak His message to me.
So without further ado, here is my sample for this week's sketch and I also will show you how I did the butterfly.
Now let me show you a little tutorial on how I did the butterfly.
I used the Sweet n' Sassy stamp set called "New Creature" which you can find here. I also used the "New Creature Dies" which coordinates with the stamp set and you can find it here. So now on to my first photo and how I did it.
I used some spritzer's that I purchased with Stampin' Up! and I added ink drops and some water to the spritzer. I also used some smooch spirtz that I got from Stampin' Up!, but you can purchase at Michael's or AC Moore and probably most craft stores. I used the Water Color paper from Stampin' Up! as the base. I then started spritzing and as you can see, got a little too much in the middle. But that is OK, you can work around it.
Here is what it looked like close up once I finished spritzing. You can see the shimmer from the smooch spritz I used as the final spray.
I then took the stamp set and stamped it in black and the bottom one in black and purple. That is the one I used for the card today.
Then using my dies, I cut them out.
Here is a close up on the card.
Now you can do the same thing I did. I do love this effect and it is almost like water coloring.
Hope you enjoyed your tutorial for today and please check out the rest of the design team samples. I know you will love them and don't forget to play along with us for the next two weeks.
Have a wonderful week.