Hello Sunshine – Case Study #138

Hi everyone,

I am back again playing along with the CASE Study challenge.  This is the last week with muse JJ Bolton and you can see her card at the CASE Study blog here.  Although my card looks nothing like JJ’s card I took inspiration from the colours – blue and yellow, the butterfly and the sentiment when I made my card.

I have had some embossing diffusers for ages and have never used them so decided to give one a go and I was quite happy with the result (it was easy to use and I felt a bit silly for not giving it a try sooner!)  I used the circle part of the diffuser as a mask and misted the embossed panel with blue glimmermist.  I ended up adding more blue using some faded jeans distress ink (TIP: I used a piece of cut and dry foam,press the inkpad onto my craft sheet and then pick up the ink off my craft sheet rather than taking the ink directly from the ink pad since this stops my ink pad from getting shimmery bits on it from the glimmermist).

I stamped the butterfly with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then coloured with copic markers.  I decided to add some shimmer by painting some twinkling H2Os over the butterfly.  I used some yellow over the whole butterfly which helped give the butterfly a more blended look over the part where the blue and yellow meet.  They don’t interact at all since the copic marker is dry though I think it is just because the yellow paint is translucent over the light blue so it makes that area look a bit more green.I also added just a touch of blue around the edge of the butterfly.  I stamped just the antenna of the butterfly onto the embossed panel and adhered the butterfly to the card.  Some stickers to make the sentiment finished the card, along with the white card base.

I really like the look of the twinkling H20s over the copic markers so I will definitely be trying this out again.  I first saw the technique over a year ago and have no idea where that was now so I am sorry I can’t provide you with a link.

Thanks for stopping by and remember if you have any questions just leave me a comment.


PS. I don’t normally photograph my cards in the sunshine but I wanted to capture the shimmer of the Twinkling H2os.  It has made the white look super bright and almost like it is glowing 🙂


Supplies: X-press It Blending card, Copic Markers – B91, B95, B99, Y32, Y35, white card, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Twinkling H20s, Snap Life Alphabet Stickers, Penny Black Slapstick Cling Stamp – Soft Wings, Texture Fades Embossing Folder – Grid Matrix, Tim Holtz Alterations Embossing Diffuser Set #1.

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