I stamped the butterflies with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with copic markers, no surprise there. I have been on kind of blue and green kick lately and carried it over into this card. I used a modified version of the Copic Gradiant method of blending the colors into each other for a smooth, no line transition between colors. If you follow my blog at all you know that I use this method whenever the image allows.
After I colored the butterflies I decided that it was a little too plain so I got out my Botanical Dreams set by Asela Hopkins and used the flower branch that I off stamped once so it wasn't so dark. I went over the outline of the flowers and branch with my C1 gray copic marker to blend it into the backgrond just a little more.
I sponged around the entire main image with Tim Holtz Pine Needles Distress Ink..
To complete my card I mounted the main image on black cardstock. I added a large gold rimmed pearl in the upper right hand corner and placed a piece of black velvet ribbon under it. I added 3 medium/small half pearls around the large pearl. I added a piece of the black velvet ribbon to the bottom of the card and placed 3 half pearls in the left side of the ribbon to balance out the card a little. Finally I mounted to my bottom layer which is Cool Caribbean cardstock(don't hate me because I still have some) :) .
I really like the simplicity of the card letting the butterflies be the focal point.
See you all tomorrow night, if I am not in the clinker. I was supposed to show up for jury duty this morning. I thought it was Tuesday and didn't realize it until I called to see if my group was supposed to show up in the morning. Yep, only it was supposed to be Monday at 8:30 and not Tuesday at 8:30. I'm sure if I plead insanity they will let me off, Would any of you bail me out?