Hello Card with Altenew Painted Butterflies

Altenew Painted Butterflies Hello Card

Butterfly stamps are some of my favorites.  This Painted Butterflies stamp set from Altenew is currently my favorite because of how beautiful the layers are and how easy they are to use.

I once again used my set of VersaMagic Chalk Inks to create a “rainbow” of butterflies on Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  I used Pink Grapefruit, Red Magic, Mango, Tea Leaves, Turquoise Gem, Hint Of Pesto, and Perfect Plumeria for the layers.  I stamped off before stamping the base layers and then stamped the detail layers full strength.  I then used Midnight Black to stamp the outlines.  TIP: Because these are pigment inks and have great coverage, you want to stamp the colored layers first, let them dry a bit, and then stamp the black on top.  Otherwise, the black accents on the wings will look really faded.  I used a .03 Micron Pen to draw some dotted lines to mimic the path of flight of the butterflies.

Altenew Painted Butterflies Hello Card

I added a layer of textured cardstock from the DCWV Brights stack (I have had it forever!) diecut with the largest rectangle from the Die-namics Stitched Rectangle STAX (A2 Set 1).  The butterfly panel is cut with the next size down rectangle.  I heat embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set onto a strip of the same DCWV cardstock and popped it up with some foam tape.

Sometimes rainbow cards are time consuming because you have to keep cleaning the stamps before switching colors.  In this case, I only used one color of ink for each butterfly and both layers use the same color so it was not very time consuming at all.

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