Tag Archives: butterflies

Butterfly with Perfect Pearls Background

 

 

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  • Stamp – Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous “Reverse Damask”
  • Dies – Memory Box “Swirl Butterfly”, Elizabeth Craft Designs “Best Wishes” and Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
  • Ranger Perfect Pearls – Plum, Perfect Gold, Kiwi, and Rust
  • Embossing Powder – Stampendous – Opaque Gold
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

I was inspired by a lesson in the Online Card Classes Stretch Your Stamps 2 class to play with a background stamp and Perfect Pearls. I stamped the lovely background image with Perfect Medium and then applied Perfect Pearls to make an elegant sheen on the dark brown cardstock. I covered the die cut butterfly with gold embossing powder and heat set it. I wanted to repeat a little of the gold used in the background to tie the butterfly focal point to the background. For the sentiment, I used the die cut words, adhered them to a fishtail-cut flag, and covered it all with Glossy Accents to bring on a little more shine. Thanks for visiting.


Butterflies with Dimensional Stenciled Background

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  • Stencil – Memory Box “Cressida”
  • Die Cuts – made from Memory Box dies: Darla Butterfly, Vivienne Butterfly, Moonlight Butterfly, Kaleidoscope Butterfly, Valerian Flourish
  • Bling – KaiserCraft and Mark Richards
  • Sentiment – Stamp by My Favorite Things “Pretty Poppies” set and die cut from Spellbinders Nestabilities from the Blossom Tag and Accents set
  • Golden Modeling Paste
  • Ranger Alcohol Ink – Sail Boat Blue
  • Faber Castell Gelatos
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This was a fun card with lots of different media at work. I started out making the background with inspiration from the latest Online Card Classes class: Stenciled. I mixed a few drops of alcohol ink with some modeling paste to make a nice light blue. I then smeared it through my new (gorgeous) stencil from Memory Box. For the butterflies, I scribbled some Gelatos in blue and green on some watercolor paper and spritzed the color with some water to blend the colors together. Once the Gelatos had dried, I die cut the butterflies and the accompanying detailed butterflies from solid cardstock and glued them together. I added the flourish die cuts to the background and then placed the butterflies and the sentiment on top and applied rhinestones to the flourishes and heads of the butterflies. Lots of texture on this card! Thanks for visiting.

 


Creative Chemistry 102 Day 4 – Alcohol Ink Monoprint #1

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  • Stamp – Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection – “Papillon”
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks – Wild Plum, Lettuce, Denim, and Silver Mixative
  • Inkssentials Craft Tag

I created this tag using the Alcohol Ink Monoprint technique in the Online Card Classes Creative Chemistry 102 class, taught by Tim Holtz. The background has some nice sheen to it from the silver mixative, so when you turn it into the light you can see the colors merge and shine. Such a fun class! Thanks for stopping by.


Creative Chemistry 102 – Layering Stencil Mixed Media Tag

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  • Stamps – Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection – “Papillon” and “Reflections” sets
  • Stencils – Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection – “Stripes” and “Burlap”
  • Distress Markers – Ranger – Walnut Stain, Wild Honey, Stormy Sky, Peeled Paint
  • Distress Paints – Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn
  • Distress Inks – Weathered Wood, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey, Walnut Stain

I’m enjoying the Creative Chemistry 102 Online Card Classes class this week. For Day Two, I creative this tag by layering many types of Distress inkiness. This stamp set is one of my favorite butterfly sets. This is a great class and there are so many techniques to try! Thanks for visiting.


Summer Card Camp 2 – Thank You

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  • Stamps – Layers of Color Art Stamps “Flutterescent” set (butterflies) and Printworks “Thank You”
  • Patterned papers – from Fancy Pants “Country Boutique” Paper Pad
  • Cardstock – BoBunny
  • Bling – Kaiser Pearls and Mark Richards Crystal Stickers

This is a clean and simple card. I stamped the butterflies on a tone on tone patterned paper and attached the panel with dimensional adhesive. I then popped up the sentiment banner and also have it extending past the card base for a little more visual interest. The sketch I used was from a pre-class challenge at Online Card Classes for Summer Card Camp 2. I’m excited that this “camp” will be beginning in a little over a week. These classes are always top-notch! Thanks for stopping by today.


OWH – Things With Wings – Butterflies Thank You

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  • Stamps – Hampton Art “Butterflies” with matching Spellbinders Shapeabilities dies
  • Sentiment stamp – from Stampin’ Up “Sincere Salutations”
  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye “In Bloom” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Decorative Tile Set”
  • Tag – Darice “Core Tags”
  • Pearls – Blue Hills Studio
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

The Midweek Throwdown challenge this week at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps is to create a cards featuring Things With Wings. I used the matching cling stamp and die set from Hampton Art and Spellbinders for the butterflies. I repeated the pattern in the embossing folder with the patterned paper. Thanks for stopping by.


OWH Midweek Throwdown – Tic Tac Toe – Mother’s Day Card

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  • Digital image – Sweet ‘N Sassy “Blue Morpho Butterfly”
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Poppy” by Anna Griffin
  • Stamp – Hero Arts “Mother’s Day Message”
  • Die cuts – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large” and “Eyelet Circles”
  • Cardstock – BoBunny
  • Ribbon – Creative Impressions swirl organdy

This was a fun challenge for the Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps Midweek Throwdown this past week. We had a Tic Tac Toe game and had to choose a “row” of elements to make a card. I chose Embossing, Blue and Ribbon. I colored the image with Copic markers and mounted it on an embossed background. Then I tied it up in a bow. Thanks for stopping by.

 

 


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