Butterfly Reflections Ink + AECP: All About Layering 2

Hey friends!

I’m so excited to have completed my next class over at Altenew Academy – All About Layering 2. This second class dives deeper into layering techniques and provides a ton of inspiration for projects. I was so inspired by all of the examples shown for each technique, but I especially loved the cards I saw using Garden Treasure. I needed an excuse to get this stamp set out of my stash and put it to work!

To start my card off, I taped a piece of cardstock down to a wood board with washi tape. I knew I was going to be adding some water to my project and taping it down helps minimize warping. I stamped out the largest outline image from Garden Treasure a few times on my cardstock. I used Raven Detail Ink for this.

Once I had all of my flowers stamped in the position I wanted, I grabbed my Aqua Pigments from Brutus Monroe. These liquid water colors are so great and they’re super easy to use. I used Violet, Yellow, and Coral for my card today. I added a drop or two of each pigment to my media mat and used a water brush to paint the color on to my cardstock. I wanted a loose watercolor look, so I purposefully went outside the lines of each flower. I liked how this gave it a little more of a whimsical look.

After I watercolored each of my flowers, I grabbed a few Copic markers. I added shading detail to each flower for a little extra dimension and interest. I also used the ‘Snowing’ stamp from Altenew to add ‘splatters’ to the card without worrying about getting any ink where I didn’t want it.

I used a piece of washi tape as an accent strip and the end at an angle. I heat embossed the sentiment from Beautiful Day, ‘sending hugs & happy thoughts,’ on black cardstock and mounted the strip on foam for some dimension. To finish the card off, I added a few pretty sequins in different sizes.

I hope this card inspires you to create something pretty today. You could even change this one up and use poinsettias instead – then you’d have a pretty Christmas card!

Hugs and love to you all,


4 thoughts on “Butterfly Reflections Ink + AECP: All About Layering 2

  1. Virginia L. says:

    Garden treasure it is! The colors you chose are so gorgeous and your stamping is simply superb! The additional painted water drops are lovely, too! Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Beautiful colors and design. Well done!


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