Coral (Melon Mambo), Petal Pink (Pink Pirouette) and Antique Gold (Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint mixed with Soft Suede)
I needed to do a Butterfly Easel Card as a swap for a friend who I met at Melbourne Convention and I wanted to make this one a bit different to the previous line up.
The base of the card is cut from Pink Pirouette card stock, stamped with a sentiment from Fresh Cuts in Melon Mambo and the 'stem' stamp from the L2 Hostess Set, Love and Care, is stamped with a mixture of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and Soft Suede re-inker to make the antique gold colour.
The top butterflies are cut from Presto Patterns Specialty DSP and dots of Gold Re-inker were placed over the butterflies and then dabbed with a cotton wool ball that contained rubbing alcohol (Isecol) and a drop of Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette Reinkers (for the polished stone technique). I've discovered this technique doesn't really work that well on card stock other than Glossy White. The end result didn't quite go to plan but it looks pretty anyway.
I sponge daubed the edges of the smaller butterfly with the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and Soft Suede mixture and added 3 Gold Brads to finish it off.
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