Next the inside. What to do?
First I added the strip of Color Me Resist paper to match the front. Then I sat and looked at it for a couple of weeks before I received the necessary inspiration to continue work! I added the butterflies from a stencil I had. I used oil pencils to color them because I really like the way you can blend their colors. They are softer than graphite-based colored pencils. In fact, I freeze them to sharpen them because they are so soft. (Doesn't everybody have colored pencils in their freezer?) Then I looked at things some more.
The butterflies seemed lonely and needed something.... And then I found another stencil, with swirls and leaves, and I thought silver might be a good color. So I began the process of carefully inking them into the background areas, using sticky-notes and painter's tape to avoid inking over top of the butterflies.
Then for an inside sentiment. I saw something similar in an art program I have, but I couldn't the change colors to suit myself. So I made the tag from scratch, layering text boxes over top of each other to get the desired result.
And voila! An art-style birthday card for my sister, who usually doesn't read my blog. Her birthday isn't until later this month, so I'm kind of counting on that fact!
Stay tuned for my next art card adventure. It will be a 'thinking of you' style card.