I am in love with Martha Stewart Paper Punches. I’ve been using them in my projects whenever I get the chance. What I love so much about the Monarch Butterfly punch is that it not only gives you a customizable embellishment with the detailed butterfly, but that you can use the negative space left behind to create beautiful things as well.
I then airbrushed BOTH the butterflies AND the strip of paper they were punched from. I used Copic Markers V06 and RV 34. Airbrushing works best when you use really vivid colors. I first sprayed on V06. I let it dry a little, then went back and forth with the Colorless blender. I let the blender distress the V06 and then I sprayed on the RV34.
One mistake that I made was to use cheaper cardstock. I thought that if I wasn’t blending, it wouldn’t make much of a difference. I was wrong, as the edges of the punch became a little frayed once the ink was sprayed on.
Then I stamped my card with a sentiment. I wanted it to look a little vintage, so I used sepia ink. Yes, I did make this card open backwards. No, it was not on purpose. I’m telling myself I did it subconcsiously due to the recipient’s affinity for Manga.
Then I secured my custom embellishments with Xpress It tape. Et viola, I had a one of a kind, backwards card!