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loose or clean colouring?

Which is better, loose or cleaning colouring?

Which do you think is better, loose or clean colouring? Well, why choose when you can do both on card! Today I’ve got a video tutorial showing you how this beautiful rainbow butterfly was created with both loose and clean colouring, along with some partial die-cutting. It steps your card up a notch as though the butterfly is about to take off from your card!

This new stamp features the beautiful Butterfly in Bloom stamp & die from the new Catherine Pooler Creative Thinking release. This is a gorgeous stamp and I’ll be showing you another card I created with this butterfly soon, so stay tuned!

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loose or clean colouring?

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loose or clean colouring?

loose or clean colouring: lets colour loosely!

Start off by heat embossing the Butterfly in Bloom stamp onto watercolour card stock in WOW! Metallic Silver embossing powder. Next, we’re going to use inks to watercolour the image. I’ve used my re-inkers, but you can use your ink pads and smoosh some ink on the lid or a non-porous surface. 

For the left side of the butterfly, we will colour loosely. Add lear water all over the left side of the butterfly. Next, start dropping in colours randomly over the wing, allowing the colours to bleed and blend naturally. Allow the colour to seep out of the outline and soften the edges with more clear water so the colour fades. 

loose or clean colouring: lets create clean colouring!

For clean colouring, add clear water over the right wing. This time, start adding the colour in rainbow order but do not go outside of the line.  Ensure you blend the colours as you go through the rainbow. 

To die-cut, the wing, align the cutting plates so the edge lines up with the middle of the Butterfly in Bloom die and over just the right wing. When you run this through your die-cutting machine only the right wing will cut. 

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To finish the card, foam mount the panel onto a Seaglass card base, double foam mounting the wing for added dimension. Add a heat embossed the sentiment from the Sincere Thanks stamp set and add a few Morning Dew Nuvo drops

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This post was produced as part of my Brand Ambassador work for Catherine Pooler Designs  I have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Catherine Pooler Designs to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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