This butterfly is actually a silver sticker by Elizabeth Craft Designs that I got from Dolce Stamps and Cards. They are so fun and easy to use! You peel the sticker away from the sticker sheet and place it onto your piece of cardstock. I colored my butterfly with Copic markers (B04, B06, B28, YG11, Y21), but you can also lay the stickers onto colored cardstock or designer paper. I then hand cut the sticker from my cardstock so I could adhere the body only of the butterfly to my polkadotted panel, lifting up it's wings. Dolce carries a great variety of these Elizabeth Craft Designs stickers (Christmas, birthday, floral, etc.), and you can bet I'll be getting more of them! I also got the medium-sized pearls at Dolce Stamps and Cards. The ones on my scalloped border are the natural color they came in. I used the same pearls for the center of the butterfly's body, but I colored them with my Peacock Blue Copic marker (B06). I also colored the mini pearls with this same color.
I love creating my own designer paper and playing with various inks. For the spotted background paper here, I used Adirondack Alcohol Inks in Pool, Stream, and Willow on my blending tool and stamped that all over glossy white cardstock. I then added drops of the same ink colors over that to create the larger circles. I used a touch of alcohol blending solution, as well. Once this dried, I spritzed some champagne shimmer mist of the cardstock.
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