I started with one of the butterflies from the set designed by Cherry Green for Claritystamp and stamped it in black on a square of white card. I then covered it with the pre-cut mask so I could add the background. I used Clarity’s small circle backdrop stamp for this and brayered Distress Oxides in ‘tattered rose’ and ‘picked raspberry’ onto it, then stamped it in the centre of the card. I don’t have the Stampin’ Up! colours on palette, so these were my nearest matches.
I coloured the butterfly with my Spectrum Noir pencils, blending red and pink across the wings. I’ve got into pencil shading at the moment – it’s very therapeutic!
To finish, I ran a black Sharpie around the edge of the card, attached it to a 6×6 card blank and popped a Clarity word sticker across the circle.
I was struggling with these colours to start with, as I knew I didn’t want to do another Valentine’s card. I think it turned out OK!