The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to a fun Spring Has Sprung blog hop. For this hop we will showcase Spring cards and projects with you! The DT Members have all used a wide variety of Gina K. Designs stamp sets to inspire YOU to get inky, too! Come play along with the Current Challenges at Stamp TV!
Today I have another Clean And Simple card using Wild Flowers, this time with just a butterfly! (There I go using Blue Raspberry again, twice in one week, but I'm pretty sure I've never put it with Innocent Pink!) March is a really busy month for us (hence all the CAS designs!), but also I just love doing quick and easy direct to stamp techniques with bold images! When inking the butterfly begin with yellow Memento Marker (Cantaloupe) at center and work your way out to color each side of the visible spectrum: orange (Tangelo) and then red (Rhubarb Stalk) above, and beneath, green (Cottage Ivy), blue (Bahama Blue) then purple (Grape Jelly). This light to dark coloring process will allow colors to blend evenly and keep you from dirtying up your light markers.
Also, I wanted to show how you can use those little dotty stamps in the set to make a whimsical little trial behind the butterflies! See how they are in a fatter cluster ant one end and go to a point with just one dot? Ink up and stamp one way, then turn the stamp upside down and overlap with the first cluster so they are pointy on the ends and thick in the middle. Repeat until you have the desired trial length, see how that looks so floaty and ethereal?
Finally, because I really wanted the focus of the card to be the colors, I inked up the greeting the same way to emphasize the different words (red for "love" of course, and "laugh" in a rainbow to make it more whimsical!) and stayed away from adding patterned papers. The curved punched corner in Red Hot gives it some pop. Add just a few adhesive rhinestones for sparkle. That's it! happy card!