Good morning, Sharon here with a butterfly card. I love these images from Floating on Dreams Stamp Set. There is also trails you can add to the butterflies that have sentiments. As well as the main sentiments.

I don’t color with pencils often so decided to try them and a no line coloring technique on this card. Remarkable Fog Ink is great for this technique as it leaves faint lines instead of the stark black lines. However, because I have used Toned Tan paper my sentiment needs be darker so I used Eclipse Black Ink for this.

My next stage is to color the images, I chose just a few color blends and used them on both butterflies. Coloring with pencil takes longer as you have to layer your colors to get a good coverage. My Faber Castel Polychromo Pencils lay down a good coverage of color.

The rest of the card is kept simple, mats are using colors similar to the pencil colors. A buttery yellow was my fist choice but this doesn’t make the colors pop. Redwoods Cardstock on it’s own was the same however when layer both of these colors it gives a totally different effect.

Using a Top Folding A2 Cardbase I added the layers. I have trimmed these and my design so they are slightly narrower than my base. This draws the eye to the design.

My card needs a little more detail so I chose Roller Skates and Lemon Roller Skates.

These coordinate with the colors in the butterflies. I just like to have a little sparkle or texture on my cards. Makers Magic is great to adhere these in place and of course the Maker’s Magic Wand helps to position these perfectly.

I love the wording on this sentiment I perfect way to describe a butterfly!

Thank you for joining us today and I hope I gave you some inspiration for your designs.