How-To Video: Watercolor Butterfly


I finally am back to doing videos just for my blog.  Ahhhhh… it feels good. πŸ™‚

This is just a card that I like to make often.  It uses two of my favorite stamps: the Bold Flourish and Heart-Winged Butterfly.  It also uses my favorite inks: Broken China, Tea Dye and Shabby Shutters Distress Ink.

The video shows a few things, including watercolor with ink, creating pearly stamped images and coloring wire.

042909 Butterfly

042909 Butterfly 2

042909 Butterfly 3 Supplies: Hero Arts stamps (butterfly, flourish and greeting) and long notecard, Distress Inks, Ranger Mini Mister, Liquid Pearls White Opal, Wire and Adirondack markers

Do you all have a stamp or two that you can’t seem to get enough of?  Share it in the comments – maybe we will all discover new stamps looking at each others answers. 

Off to play with the little dude.  He wants to do some stamping. πŸ™‚

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34 thoughts on “How-To Video: Watercolor Butterfly”

  1. YAY! a new video … always look forward to your stampin’ fun videoes! i’m all into distressing now (which is not my usual style) … have a great day!

  2. o.k., I have put off getting those two stamps and am off to the Hero Arts site to buy them! 2 Peas has been out of the butterfly. Love this idea!!
    πŸ™‚ Jenn

  3. Gorgeous card Jennifer – and thanks for the great video.
    My favourite stamp of the moment (f I HAD to narrow it down to one) is the cute frog from Hero Arts ‘Sending Happy Thoughts’ set. So useful for boy’s cards and so so versatile. I’m a big fan of that butterfly too πŸ™‚ Thanks for the inspiration as always.

  4. Hi Jennifer…Always LOVE your videos!
    your card is gorgeous…those are two of my FAVS too but I would have to say…i Just LOVE the hero Arts houndstooth Pattern…pick it up all the time!!

  5. Gorgeous!!! Love the colorful flourish behind that butterfly and the added sheen! I would have thought the walnut stain would have smeared to watercolor over it (even after it dries), but I apparently not! Good to know, I’ll definitely try it out. Thanks for all your inspiration.

  6. Love it. thanks for the tip on using the pearls to give your image a shimmer, would never have thought to use it for that.

  7. Jennifer, great tutorial. Love the shine you added to the butterfly. The whole card is super! Guess you are hooked on those Distress Inks! I also use them with my stipple brush to add some color to a page. I always turn to some kind of flourish stamp as it just seems to add that extra zing to a card. Using it along the side or bottom of a card adds such a lovely finish.
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CA

  8. thanks for the great video…you always give such helpful tips! right now i’m addicted to the hero arts raindrop background stamp…it’s good for any occasion.

  9. Thanks for the video, I missed your great visual tutorials. I spluged last week when inks were 40% off and got 4 more Distress inks! Your tips help me know that I made a wise and versatile investment.
    Best wishest!
    Chula Vista

  10. Beautiful card. I love that butterfly stamp…

    My favorite stamps that I use over and over again are the owls from Hero Arts & some journaling spots from Scarlet Lime/Studio Calico

  11. Simply gorgeous card and great video!! Thank you for sharing all the techniques, love them! My favorite Hero Arts stamps at this moment are the Heart Flourish, Heart Winged butterfly, Screen Shadow and the Wallpaper Flowers. πŸ™‚

  12. Love your new videos. The iron on the velvet was so awesome! I also love the mini mister. I couldn’t pick a favorite stamp. I love them all.

    Did you get your surprise in the mail yet? I hope so. Talk to you soon.

  13. Great video as always. Love all your wonderful ideas–liquid pearls for a great sheen, white wire for the butterfly’s antennae. I really love that Hero brought back their raindrop background stamp. So versatile and I just love polka dots!

  14. Woohoo! I love it when you post a new vid. This was great…I don’t use my distress inks nearly enough. Thanks for the insp! Oh, and my fav stamp at the moment is also the raindrop background by Hero Arts…it’s just so, um, rainy. πŸ™‚

  15. I love when you post some videos, helps me a lot with the techniques. And particulary, love this one! And card…. beautiful!

  16. Jennifer

    I loved making this card in class. This butterfly is a must have. I do not have it yet, it has been added to the list. Also I love the messages set both the mini and the larger set!

    Sandi N.

  17. Hi Jennifer, Happy May Day! I appreciate you taking the time to make videos and sharing them with us. Thankyou for the great ideas and lessons. πŸ™‚

  18. Thanks for sharing – it is *so* appreciated! I love the way you used the bold flourish in this card – what a great twist on it! My favourite stamps right now have to be the new designer woodgrain (in subtle tone on tone….yum) and this butterfly – in both the large size and the small size from the ‘Together’ set (that idea came from you too πŸ˜‰ !

  19. I love your videos and they always inspire me and I go try, but do I ever need to practice. They never look like yours. Due to you, nice person, I am now investing in Distress inks. Love them ! Thanks for sharing all that you do.

  20. Love all your projects and now I have a reason to try liquid pearls! I do have a question though..Do you worry about muddying up your ink pads by stamping them over top of other colours? I afraid I’ll ruin mine, and I can’t afford to buy a ton if my colours are all mixed.

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