Ghostly Butterflies

Hello there.  Before I really get into Christmas card making mode, I made a CAS birthday card to share today.  When I saw Blissful Butterflies, I loved it, but didn’t get around to ordering it until the end of last month.  I thought I would have to wait till spring to use this NBUS set, but I pulled it out to make a sweet little birthday card.



I die cut a Wonky Stitched Rectangle from Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the butterfly with Memento black ink and coloured it with Copics.



I used the VersaMark resist/ghosting technique to create the trail of butterflies.  To achieve the curved shape, I made a mask by die cutting from masking paper with the curved sentiment die.  I positioned the mask in place, then took the two solid butterfly images in the  stamp set and randomly stamped with VersaMark.  Next I blended on Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet distress inks with a blending tool.  The VersaMark stamped images resisted the inks and the “ghostly” butterflies were revealed.  For a little bit of shimmer, I added clear Wink of Stella to the coloured butterfly and the curved trail.  For a bit of depth, I added some shading with black and grey Polychromous pencils.



Next I stamped the sentiment with Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I mounted the panel onto a split black/white top folding card base and added some sparkling clear sequins to finish.




I am participating in the following:

CAS Mix Up Challenge – October 2016 Ghosting
AAA Cards Challenge – Gane #75 Photo Inspiration (inspired by colours in photo)
Seize the Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes
SSS Wednesday Challenge – Totally Resistable 





14 thoughts on “Ghostly Butterflies

  1. This is an awesome design, Trina! I love the trail of butterflies and beautiful sponged colors! Great job with this ghosting technique! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  2. I Love your clever and pretty butterfly ghosting birthday card Trina. TFS your masking technique for your butterfly trail…so cool! So pleased you were able to join us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, nancy

  3. This really is a sweet birthday card Trina. LOVE your design with your pretty butterfly with ghosted butterflies in the rainbow trail. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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