Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Butterfly on Faux Tile background

I really wanted to place this butterfly on a brick background, but my brick embossing folder has not arrived yet, so I made a faux tile background instead.


The Faux Background:
  • One inch score lines were drawn across a 5 by 3 1/2" piece of Whisper white cardstock, first in one direction, and then at right angles to the first lines.
  • A scrap piece of printer paper was placed close to each score line, and with a sponge dauber and Smoky Slate ink, a very light layer of Smoky Slate ink was applied first above, and when finished, the paper was turned upside down and ink was applied below the score lines.  This is done in both directions.  Then, taking the spong dauber, the edges are sponged lightly with Smoky Slate ink.
  • Using the fern stamp from Butterfly Basics and Old Olive ink the fern  was stamped twice from the right lower corner.
The Butterfly:
  • On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, using the triple stamping technique, the following colours were used to make the butterfly:  Soft Sky, Marina Mist, and Island Indigo.  The body was stamped with Black memento ink.
  • The butterfly was then die cut using the Coordinating Bold Butterfly framelit.
  • A second butterfly was die cut in Vellum, using the Butterflies framelit.
  • The Vellum butterfly was adhered to the die cut butterfly using tombo glue.  Both were then adhered to the Faux Tile background at an angle, and the wings fluffed up.
  • The sentiment was stamped with Island Indigo ink, punched with the small oval punch and matted with the Word Label punch in Island Indigo.
  • Some rhinestones were placed in the upper right corner.
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Monarch Butterfly Note Card

This is the note card I intend to send to anyone who send me an On-Line order.  I just love the Watercolor Wings stamp set, and coordinating it with the framelits from the Butterfly Basics stamp set is absolutely marvelous.

Close up of butterfly

  • On a note card,I used triple step stamping to make the Monarch butterfly. I stamped the first butterfly from the Watercolor Wings stamp, set in Daffodil Delight,  the second butterfly with Tangerine Tango (over top of the first butterfly), and finally the third butterfly with Cajun Craze (on top of the other two).  The body was stamped with Black Memento ink, as were the antennae.
  • Using the Big shot, a medium size butterfly was die cut in Basic Black using the framelit from the Butterfly Thinlets
  • This butterfly was adhered to the stamped butterfly using a thin layer of tombo glue on the back of the body of the butterfly.  The wings were lifted up gently.
  • The sentiment was stamped in Tangerine Tango
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Criss Cross Card

Happy Canada Day Everyone

Today is Canada's birthday, but its not a nice day for all the outdoor festivities planned around the city.  I was talking to my sister in Vancouver last night, and they're experiencing a heat wave with temperatures in the 30's.  What happened?  It's supposed to be the other way around.

Today I thought I would catch up on some card making and other chores that needed doing in the craft room.
One of my groups had a challenge today - to make a Criss Cross card.  I can't say that I have ever made one before, but I was game to try.  I was surprised at the number of You Tube videos there were devoted to this card fold.  I settled on the video by Schell Fabian as I found that the easiest to follow.

Criss Cross card with insert showing

  • The base is Whisper White cut into 2 pieces at 4 1/4".  Each piece was then scored at 5 1/2
  • To make the cross over, each half was cut from one corner to the opposite corner.
  • A 5 1/2 by 4" piece of DSP ( retired) was cut diagonally the same way as the Whisper White piece was cut.  These pieces were adhered to the triangular pieces on the front.  I chose to use 2 different patterns.
  • A 1" Whisper white belly band was placed around the card.  A 3/4" strip of Night of Navy was adhered to that, and then some white seam binding.  A bow was adhered to the right side.  On the left side, a floral image using the Flower patch and coordinating framelits was used to make the flower cluster.
  • An insert was made using a 5 1/4 by 3 3/4" piece of a different DSP, and layered with Whisper White.  To make the tab I used the Decorative Label punch, folding it in half and adhering it so that the top of the fold was level with the top of the card.  I placed a white tiny flower with a yellow center in the middle near the middle.  Near the bottom, I placed a 3/4" strip ofone of the  matching DSP from the front, with a scallop border using the other DSP.  Two flowers were stamped using Tangelo Twist ink, and a sentiment from Flower Patch was stamped in Night of Navy.
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