Monday, March 6, 2017

Flutter By, oh Butterfly

This past week I finally got my February Bloom Box cards made and I just LOVE the huge butterfly that was part of the stamp set called Bold Wings.  These cards are so cool!  Are you ready?

Our gorgeous Satin River Stone ribbon really looks great on this card.  The card starts with a folded base of Lavender Fusion card stock. The Whip Cream layer was embossed with the Petals Wall embossing folder then adhered to the Bubble Gum layer.  The ribbon was tied to this layer then adhered to the base.  I flicked some Silver Silk on the Branched Teardrop die cut River Stone card stock and adhered it under the ribbon.  Next I stamped the phrase on the Oval die cut pierced Whip Cream piece with Black Licorice ink and adhered it over the ribbon. Now comes for fun part!

I stamped the left half of the butterfly twice on 2 pieces of Whip Cream. I disregarded the directions to color the butterfly by using our Deco Dots AT stamp and Bubble Gum and Pretty Amethyst inks  I carefully detail cut each saving the body and antenna of one for the top of my butterfly.  I foam dotted the outside edge of the butterfly but adhered directly the body side.  I really should added more foam  dots to make the wings more open.  I added some Journey glaze to the edge of the top wing and along the "veins" then added Sparkle Cuts before letting the butterfly dry. I adhered the butterfly to the edge of the oval and added some Special Celebrations sequins to the branch and oval. In real life this is absolutely sparkly and I kinda got a bit of that to come across in the photos.

Are you ready for another card?

This card starts with a folded base of River Stone card stock.  I stamped the butterfly on the Whip Cream layer randomly using Bubble Gum and Pretty Amethyst inks and stamped the text before adhering to the base.  I stamped the butterfly in full with Black Licorice on another piece of Whip Cream and colored with our Color Splash watercolor pencils.  I flicked the left over puddle of colors on the base and butterfly.  After foam dotting the Pretty Amethyst Circle die cut piece I foam dotted the butterfly on it. 

A few more Special Celebrations sequins and this card is done! For fun I used the Silver Gel pen from the Just Write Gels set to give some pop to the body and antenna.

I've been asked to bring in more cards to sell at the store where I rent a room to teach.  We're going from my table top rack to a floor model that is about 5' high.  I will need to prep many more cards to sell and these will be for sale soon.


1 comment:

Ginni said...

Both cards are beautiful, but I especially like the top one! Great job!