- Stamps –
- Stampendous Laurel Burch “Cling Flutterbye”
- The Cat’s Pajamas “Simply Said”
- Embossing folder – Elizabeth Crafts “Damask”
- White embossing powder – Stampendous
- Pentel Sparkle Pop pens
- Sakura Gelly Roll pens
- Kraft cardstock
- Bling cardstock
This was a fun card to make. I started by heat embossing the butterfly stamp with white embossing powder onto Kraft cardstock. Then I colored it with metallic gel pens for a nice shine. Once completed, I fussy cut the butterfly out and popped it up on the embossed kraft panel with dimensional adhesive. I heat embossed the sentiment with white powder onto black. I matted the kraft panel and the sentiment onto shiny blue panels and then mounted the whole thing onto a white card base. Thanks for visiting today.
Challenge: Creative With Stamps Challenge #25 CAS + Sentiment
- Stamps –
- Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection “Entomology”
- Simon Says Stamp “Happy & Smile”
- Dies – Sizzix “Royal Flip-its”
- Patterned papers – Graphic45 “Nature Sketchbook” 8 X 8″ paper pad
- Embossing powder – Lindy’s Stamp Gang “Twilight Jade Slate”
- Cardstock – Bazzill
I believe this card is technically called a flip card, although I’ve also seen it referred to as a flop card! I wouldn’t call it a flop–I’ve made much worse cards! Anyhoo, it is constructed so that when you open it up the butterfly on the front flips and the sentiment is behind it. You can get the idea in the photo below.
I heat-embossed the moth on the front with a subtly iridescent powder, which isn’t overly evident in the top photo. This Graphic45 paper collection is so pretty, it was hard to choose which patterns to use! I’ve been coveting it for a long time! But I really was drawn to the greens of these two papers. Thanks for visiting.
Crafty Gal’s Corner – Challenge #161 – Make it Green
Double “D” Challenges Blog – Just Wing it
- Stamps – Penny Black “Butterfly Trio”
- Die – Technique Tuesday “Crocus” set
- Enamel dots – Teresa Collins Designs
- Zig Clean Color markers
- Watercolor paper
After stamping the butterflies onto watercolor paper, I began watercoloring the background for this card using ink from the Zig Clean Color markers and a waterbrush. I added layers of color until I was happy with the look. Then I colored the butterflies with the markers and waterbrush as well, and added the die-cut and dots. Thanks for visiting.
Challenge: Happy Little Stampers October Watercolour Challenge
- Stamps –
- Stampendous Laurel Burch “Indigo Cats”
- Justrite Papercraft, Inc. “Winged Vintage Labels Two & Three”
- Stencil – from Stampendous Laurel Burch “Indigo Cats” set
- Dies – Stampendous Laurel Burch “Indigo Cats”
- Ranger Texture paste – transparent matte
- Ranger Distress Oxide inks: Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans, Broken China
- Ranger Wendy Vecchi Mica ink spray – Buttercup
- Copic markers
- Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
- Bristol and Cardstock
This is a card I entered in the Oregon State Fair Paper Arts competition and it won a first place in the mixed media category. Yay, me! I spent a lot of time layering the Distress Oxide inks and texture paste. The stamp set comes with a stencil that I used, that matches the geometric shapes in the cat stamps. I added the mica spray ink for some shine and contrast. I colored the cat and butterflies with Copic markers, attached them to the background and finished if off with sequins to repeat the yellow from the spray. I really enjoyed making this card and playing with such a variety of media. Thanks for visiting.
Challenge: Crafty Awesomeness Challenge September 2017
- Stencil – Stencil Girl Products S319 – “Scribble Blooms”
- Stamp – Hero Arts CL342 “Everyday Sayings”
- Butterflies – unknown origin
- Border punch – EK Success
- Inks – Ranger Distress Oxide inks: Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick
- Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny
The background for this card was made with Distress Oxide inks applied through a stencil with a sponge applicator. I spritzed the stenciled image with water. I distressed the stamped sentiment with ink as well.
This is a card for the Things with Wings Challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. Thanks for stopping by.
- Stamps –
- Indigo Blu Limor Webber Designs – “Limor Circles”
- Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection – “Papillon”
- Strathmore Bristol paper
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks
- White embossing powder
- Ranger Tim Holtz Tissue Tape
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons
- Derwent Inktense pencil
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Crazing
I was inspired to make this from a project in the October 2016 issue of Craft Stamper magazine, and adapted the technique to fit the supplies I had. First I created a mosaic background first, by cutting up different sized “tiles” from bristol paper, fitting them together and adhering them onto a piece of heavy cardstock. I then applied Distress Inks to the background with a foam applicator before stamping the butterfly image. I spattered some water to give it some additional visual interest. I then stamped and heat embossed the circles, using white embossing powder for some nice contrast. I added the tissue tape and accents with the Inktense pencil and Distress Crayon. Finally, I added a thick coating of Crazing collage medium around the edges to give it a nice crackle, let it dry and attached it to a folded navy card. I will enter this in the Anything Goes November Challenge at Craft Stamper, taking the theme and making it my own! Thanks for stopping by.