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Tue 13

Fairyland Butterflies


Greetings!  I hope you have been enjoying the blog bitz so far.  Today I wanted to show you a card made with the new Fairyland butterflies, some glitter, and some Copic markers.  Yes, you can color directly onto glitter using Copic markers!

Here is a close up of the glitter and markers:


To make this card, I started with a piece of white cardstock and attached it to a sheet of very sticky double sided tape:


When I removed the backing of the tape, I placed my cut out butterflies onto the sticky surface.  If you ever struggle with glueing down detailed dies, this technique makes it very easy!  In the next picture, you can see the exposed sticky tape as well as the die:


Now, what do you do with all that exposed tape?  Cover it with microfine glitter of course!


Use your finger to really push the glitter into the tape and brush off the extra glitter.  Now you are ready to color the glitter of the butterfly wings with Copic markers.

I started dabbing (not rubbing) the glitter with a yellow Copic marker:


Then, I started shading the wings with a darker yellow/orange marker.  In the next picutre, you can see the top wing has two colors and the bottom one only has the yellow marker:


Finally, I added some orange marker to the outer edges:


It is a really easy technique that works well with detailed dies.  I hope you will give it a try.  If you are in the DC area, I will be teaching this card tomorrow night in my Memory Box new release class

Memory Box die- Fairyland Butterlies 99078

Want a chance to win the new Fairland Butterflies?  Leave a comment on this post.  You have until Sunday, January 18th, 11:59 p.m. EST to leave your comment. Winners will be on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, January 19th.  Want more chances to win?  Be sure to comment on the other designers' posts this week.  Good luck!


Laura, wow, that is a gorgeous technique with great dies.

What is better than butterflies,sparkly ones! Beautiful.

Oh my gosh; what a wonderful technique with the butterfly dies.

Amazing card. Amazing coloring. Amazing job.

Very pretty card. I've never tried colouring on glitter with my Copics. Thanks for the inspiration.

What beautiful butterflies!

Fabulous technique! This is stunning!

WOW! Beautiful card and a great new technique! These butterflies are SO pretty!

I love this technique especially with the Memory Box dies. It is really easy and looks amazing. I love how the butterflies were colored. Great die and great card!

Laura, your card is gorgeous and I will be trying this technique soon. I love butterflies and one can never have enough stamps or dies of them!!

What a beautiful card! Butterflies are my favorite!

Love the butterflies and the coloring over the glitter.

Wow - a beautiful card! Great instructions - you make it look so easy.

Beautiful card!

Love the gorgeous butterflies, and the coloring on the glitter is fantastic!

Lovely dies and thanks for the opportunity to win them!

Love the glitter with the butterflies.

Oh how beautiful! beautiful die!!

OMG! This card is absolutely STUNNING! I am soooo going to try this! Love it!

Beautiful colors!

Fabulous technique! I've got to try that.

I used a different technique to get the sparkles in a die with lots of spaces and your technique is so much easier!!!! Thanks for the tip!!!

This is so pretty! Love how you made the sparkle! I would be so excited to win this die!

What an amazing card! I love the technique of coloring over glitter (I would have never thought to do that). Thank you for sharing!!

What an amazingly simply and creative idea! I would have taken the die off the sticky tape and thrown out the rest...such a waste. And I never would have thought about using my Copics over glitter. Thanks - beautiful idea!

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