Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Gold Butterfly

Hello! I made this card for a challenge at the Color Me Creative Classroom. The gold and cream inspiration photo was so gorgeous! I used images from my new set, Dogwood and Butterfly, along with a sentiment from Whimsical Wishes. 

To start, I heat embossed the butterfly with Ranger Superfine Gold Embossing Powder on Pure Luxury Ivory. I used Versa Mark to stamp the image, then sprinkled embossing powder over it, gently blowing away the excess. Then I used my heat tool to melt the embossing powder. 

I used Copics to color the butterfly, starting with Y23. 

Added Y21, then used my blender pen to soften the edges of the highlights. 

I used Y17 to deepen the shading a bit. After color, I cut out the image. If you look carefully, you can see I forgot to use my anti-static pad and have a lot of tiny

I stamped the dogwood branch with Memento London Fog. 

Then colored with Copics, starting with E53. 

Added E51. 

Then started with  E35 on the leaves. 

Added E33. 

Then filled in with E31. I used the blender pen to push some highlights back in. I also used E31 to deepen the shading just a tad on the flowers. 

Used Y17 to added a shadow around the branch.

Added Y23. 

Then  added Y000.  After coloring, I cut out the branch using Circle Nestabilities.

I layered with Pure Luxury Gold card stock, using Lacy Circle Nestabilities to back the circles. The sentiment was also embossed with gold.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!


Carla S. said...
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Carla S. said...

Stunning card, Theresa!

alex said...

Wow this is awesome :-)

Renkata said...

So elegant and beautiful card.
Thanks for join us at CMC Copic challenge.

Gloria Dojlido said...

This is exquisite!!!!

Georgei said...

this is so beautiful
I love butterfly and the card is just right with it
thank for showing

Pam Zirbel 'One Woman Creations' said...

Fantastic..but everything you do is!! I never think to use gold..how funny..but this is just outstanding!!! Thanks for making this! ...Pam

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Theresa- the colors on these flowers is amazing! Love it!

Karen W said...

This is just gorgeous, I love the color combo on this, very elegant!!

Cathy Lee said...

Gorgeous card, Theresa. Very nice tutorial as well.
Cathy Lee

Patricia St Martin said...

OMG!!!! WOW!!!! Stunning... I have no words. Thanks for joining us at Color Me Creative, we always love seeing your creations.
Hugs, Pat

Dotti's Hobbies said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for all the instructional pictures and inspiration!

anaRy said...

Lovely card and very nice tutorial. Great tips. Thank yo for sharing! Very inspiring : )

Brook said...

Beautiful card and I love the step by step pictures. Thanks for joining us at the CMC Copic Challenge.

Selma said...

Theresa this is so gorgeous. Your coloring is always fabulous.

Bridget Larsen said...

Absolutely gorgeous card and Congratulations on making it through round 1 of Spellbinders Design Team 2012

creativchen said...

Dear Theresa,
lovely colored! All your works are so amazing beautiful created! Many thanks for all this Tutorials. I love your site! Many Hugs from Marina

Susan Sieracki said...

I had to stop in and leave a comment on this card too. It caught my eye and made me gasp. Thank you very much for taking the time to show us how you made your spectacular creations. You have really taught me so much in the short time I've been coming here.

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Beautiful card!!

Marie Gamber said...

This is such a beautiful card Theresa! You know I am a fan of yours and follow your blog regularly! Thank yo for joining us at CMC Challenge! Your card is gorgeous!