Friday, July 2, 2021

Butterfly Card ~ Color Dare #451

 It's time for a new color challenge and you've come to the right place! Color My Heart Color Dare has a new challenge each Friday that's open for 2 weeks. Here is are newest challenge!

For the Crazy 8 Challenge we give you a grid with 8 different options. You must you at least 4 of those options, but can use more, to create any paper craft you like. Don't add any extra things to the grid though.

I decided to use our brand new Thin Cut die called Butterfly Background. It creates a stunning look no matter how you use it! 

Using distress oxide inks I created a background of color (Lagoon, Smoothie, Sapphire and Candy Apple).  The Black comes from the Neutrals block and the sparkles from the Embellishment block. So I ended up using 6 of the 8 blocks in the grid!

If you're not familiar with distress oxide inks they are SO fun! You can use them like any other ink but when spritzed with water it activates the ink and leaves a distressed look to it. Using a spray will create a subtle look. I tapped a water brush on my finger to get this look. 

Since I blended a larger area than needed for one card..... I made two! I love how each looks so different just by reversing the pieces. 

Here you can see the spots where water hit the ink. I love this look!

On this one you see the color peeking through the cut out spots. You can also see the water spots.

Butterfly Background Thin Cut

Other Close To My Heart products used for the cards.
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Black
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Peacock Feathers, Abandoned Coral, Candy Apple, Chipped Sapphire
  • Clear Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles
  • Water Brush
If you need a Maker (consultant) I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a Maker I'd love to have you on my team!

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Now it's your turn to join the challenge. We can't wait to see what you create!


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  1. Such a striking design, Michelle! Your recipient will love this card.

  2. I love both of these - the dark one with the coloured underlay is my favourite. Distress Oxide inks are so much fun to play with, aren’t they?

  3. Love these cards! I really love the black one with the color peaking through.

  4. So pretty Michelle. Lovely ink blending too. Distress oxides are so fun the play with! X

  5. Stunning! LOVE the black butterflies with the color behind.

  6. This card is just stunning. I would never have thought to do the butterflies in black but you have shown it works well.


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