Happy Sunday Dare 2B Artzy Friends!!

Please help us give a warm Welcome to this month’s Guest Designer….

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I’m Vickie Yeakley (AKA Vickie Y).  I live in a small resort town in Indiana.  I am married and we have grown children and lots of beautiful grandkids!  I’m retired from the public school sector as a grant administrator for eleven school districts.  When I retired, work was replaced with paper crafting FUN!  My blog is On The Fringe (because I’m always on the fringe of discovery!)

I am excited to be the April D2BA Guest Designer!

I consider myself an eclectic crafter, creating all types of paper crafts.  I enjoy using different coloring media.

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For my first card this month I used the Butterfly Inspiration stamp set.

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To create the background I inked two of the butterfly images using inks from the Dare 2B Artzy Festive and Tropical ink cubes and stamped onto watercolor cardstock.  Using a #9 round watercolor brush and lots of water I pulled the color from the stamped images, then dried the panel using a heat tool.  I stamped the larger butterfly onto the watercolored background using Dare 2B Artzy Totally Black ink.  Stamped the butterfly again on a scrap piece of watercolor cardstock then smooshed the Festive and Tropical ink cubes onto my craft mat and picked the color up with an aquabrush to color the butterfly, heat set, and then fussy cut it to overlay on the black stamped butterfly image.

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I completed the card panel by stamping the sentiment and using the paintbrush and to do a little ink splatter.

I hope you like this fun and colorful butterfly card; I encourage you to try this easy watercolor technique on your next card!

Hugz,

Vickie Y