Butterfly Wishes - Kelly Bates

Hello friends! It’s already the middle of December and Christmas is coming up way too fast. My little one finished year 2 at the end of last week and is happy to be having a break, but is already excited to start year 3 next year.
Today I’m sharing a set of cards I created using mainly dies, and a mixed media product that is great to use in cardmaking as well… best of all it’s available at Paper Rose too! Let’s get into the cards.
To recreate these cards you’ll need the following goodies:
Lay out a non stick craft mat and pop your watercolour paper on it. Sprinkle your magical’s onto the paper lightly and then give it a good spritz of water. The more water you add the more the colour will spread.
Once you’re happy with the colouring either set aside to dry completely on its own, or use a heat tool. If you’re not happy once dried, you can add more powder and layer it up. I had fun adding big water droplets to it after it had initially dried and watching the magic unfold. Allow to dry completely before moving on to assembling.
Die cut three butterflies from your white cardstock, spritz with gold shimmer spray and set aside to dry. Die cut two white cardstock panels with the largest rectangle die.
Card One
I’ve cut a piece of the watercolour paper with the largest rectangle from my nesting die set for my background, then cut a Polaroid frame from my white cardstock.
I stamped my sentiment onto the bottom left of the Polaroid frame in Soft Granite ink. I’ve then assembled the card above using liquid glue on the back of the polaroid frame and body of the butterfly only, finishing off the design with a couple of flowers and some Bright Gold Nuvo drops.
Card Two
I’ve cut a panel from the watercolour paper using the Card Creator 2 die set and set the squares aside for using in card three.
I’ve then cut the frame again from white cardstock and it behind the coloured version to add a bit of depth. I’ve glued it to the centre of my page, stamped the sentiment in Soft Granite ink and then added my butterfly using liquid glue down the body only to allow the wings to lift up a little, the flowers and Nuvo drops.
Card Three
Using a T Square ruler and a pencil I’ve marked the centre of my panel and then glued 4 squares (using the centre of the Card Creator 2 die set) of my watercolour paper down into a grid pattern.
I’ve then erased the lines, stamped my sentiment, attached my butterfly using liquid glue down the body only and finished the card with a few Nuvo drops.

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