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A Vintage-y Butterfly Kisses Card

My friend and I recently challenged each other to use stamps we haven't used for a while. I wanted to create a Mother's Day card using the Lawn Fawn Butterfly Kisses set. I've been thinking about doing some no-line watercolouring for a while and thought these little cuties would be perfect.

I'd seen Kristina Werner do a no-line watercolouring card recently, so thought I'd watch one of her recent videos where she was showcasing the method. Imagine my surprise when I was Googling to find that she'd only used the same set a few years ago for no-line watercolouring. Oh well, so much for being original lol. I didn't want to copy her card, so I decided not to watch the video and just to play. I did use the colouring of her net as inspiration though, as that was one piece that I couldn't decide how to colour.

I started by stamping out the little images from the Butterfly Kisses set using Ranger Distress Ink in Antique Linen. This gave me enough of an outline to then colour in the images using my Zig pens.

I die cut the stitched windy backdrop in blue cardstock and die cut the foursquare backdrop portrait die in white. When I added the little characters though, it looked a bit off. I realised that the characters looked a bit vintage-y and didn't quite go with the stark blue sky and white backdrop.

So, using a blending brush I added some Antique Linen Distress Ink to age it a bit. Once I'd done that, the sky was too crisp so using some post-it notes I masked out the little squares and used some Faded Jeans Distress Ink to age that too. I had considered just using the Faded Jeans all over the windy stitched panel but I wanted each of the little squares to be separate so I thought masking tape would make it look better.

I then die cut some grass using some green cardstock, which I aged with Crushed Olive Distress Ink. I added the little red flowers at the bottom and attached a little Swarovski crystal gem in each one, and in the top two corners of the window panel.

After putting together the window panel with the little characters pop-dotted on the top, I then added more pop dots to the panel before attaching it to the card base.

Finally I white heat embossed the 'Happy Mother's Day' onto a piece of teal cardstock using the Happy, Happy, Happy set from Lawn Fawn.

This card layout was inspired by Lawn Fawnatics Challenge to use the following sketch.

Listed below are the supplies I used for this card:

Having made up this card, I just know I'm going to 'need' the Butterfly Kisses Flip Flop stamp and die set now so I can have the two foxes facing each other!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day :)

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