Happy Friday to all my blogland friends. I hope you are keeping well. Today I have a fun project to share with you, another challenge between my friend BożenA and I. This time she named the challenge theme and she chose the use of “blanking dies”. So the purpose is to use die cuts cut out of white cardstock and then adding color with any medium of our choice.
It took me a bit until I settled on a design idea. I had a few dies that would work with this, but opted to go with this intricate butterfly. The die actually cuts the part that you see in gold here, so I pressed it into a piece of watercolor paper to give me the shape of the butterfly and then colored the shape that I could see clearly in the paper, but that was not cut through. I used two Memento inks to lay down the base color, blending them together. I then sprayed it with a fine mist of water and once dry, I returned the die into the pressed shape and then inked some of the openings with Distress Oxide ink. I then fussy cut the butterfly along the line that the outer edge of the die had pressed into the watercolor paper. Once I had it cut out, I added some Bridal Tinsel embossing powder to it which muted the colors a bit, but gave it the most beautiful sparkle. It even shows some in this photo.
Canson XL Watercolor paper
Recollections 110lb heavyweight cardstock
White and black cardstock from my stash
Wink of Stella pen
Copper embossing powder from my stash
Princess Gold embossing powder
Bridal Tinsel embossing powder
Spellbinders Picnic embossing folder
Previous Spellbinders Small Die of the Month club sets
Butterfly die from my stash
Sentiment die from my stash
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