Saturday, July 12, 2014

Watercolor butterflies

After having good results with the die-cut leaves with watercolor, I decided to try butterflies.  This die is a very old one by Cuttlebug that came with 3 different embossing folders.  I chose the simpler folder.  I cut the watercolor paper with the die, then spent all day adding color with my Peerless watercolor sheets and waterbrush.  Last night, I was about ready to trash them.  I left them overnight to dry thoroughly and they looked better this morning.

I put them through the embossing folder and Big Shot once again, then added a little ink to edges and embossed area.  I even put red Pearl Pen on one of them.  I once read that makes them look scary to their predators, but cause it looks like they have red eyes.  Next, I found patterned papers to go with each butterfly.


  1. I love how you used the watercolor on these butterfly die cuts. I have the same set of dies and embossing folders and can't wait to try this technique. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. These are really, really nice cards! I have that butterfly set and some watercolor paper I've not used very much. You've inspired me to use them...thanks!