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I had been working on a challenge project to make an anniversary card, and had got thinks like base card (a version of a gatefold) as well as some matting and layering already cut out, and two butterflies stamped, when I had a little accident with a bottle of fizzy pop going all over the kitchen table (think volcano rather than a simple spill) where the majority of what I’d made was spread out. So that was the end of that project as I had other problems and not enough time to complete.
But I did still have the butterflies – which were elsewhere when the pop fountain occured.
This is what they looked like.
Although I didn’t feel like re-starting the major challenge project, I did want to use the butterflies I had, so decided to make a simple card for another, “Just For Fun”, challenge in the same group (Artisan DT Collective).
Although this group is a closed one for those who are in the DT Collective, Artisan Design does have a group open to anybody called “Create with Artisan Design” which anybody who is interested can join – and there are currently challenges running in that group as well with some fantastic prizes.
What I Used
- 2 x A4 sheets of White Colour Me! Professional Stamping Card
- 1 x 6″ square White Base Card
- Hunkydory Prism Craft Markers : 470, 464, 462 and 427
- Dreamees Dinky Inkies Sparkle Reinkers – a yellow and green shade
- Artsan Design Fantasy Butterfly World – Sisal Leaf Butterfly Stamp
- Artisan Design Keely’s Garden Stencil – Fern Wheel
- Stamping Platform – We R Memory Keepers
- Pinflair Bookbinding Glue
- Indigo Blue Guilding Flake Items – FlitterGlu, Mega Flakes, Scoochy Foam and Phat Foam
- Makeup Brushes
- Fingerlift Tape
- Silver “Penblwydd Hapus” peel off (Welsh for Happy Birthday)
What I Did
I started by spreading some of the Flitter Glue on foam, attaching the butterfly stamp to my stamping platform, and using the glue “ink” pad to cover the stamp before stamping onto white cardstock. A quick press and off is all that is needed as you don’t want the stamp to stick to your paper.
I then put some assorted colour guilding flakes over the image, rubbed it in and used a scoochy to rub the spare flakes off and back into the jar.
This image was then coloured in and cut out. Couldn’t possibly cut around all the fine twirly detail so cut off those coming from the back end of the butterfly.
I took the stencil and put it on another sheet of cardstock before using some makeup brushes (recomended by a member of the Artisan DT Collective and they are good at giving even blending of inks) to put through green and yellow ink. This panel was then trimmed and I went around the outside using a green marker.
The stenciled panel was attached to the card front using fingerlift tape, and then, after doing some shapeing, I used the wet glue to attach the butterfly to the front.
I used the darkest blue marker that I’d used on the butterfly to colour over the silver peel-off greeting before putting that on the card front as well.
The finished card.
A slightly anbled view so you can see that the butterfly wings are slightly raised and catch the different shine of the stamp outline.
A closer angled look.
I know I have been talking about it for a while, but I really do need to get on with Christmas Card making now! But I do have a post for the October page of my mother’s calendar that I’m putting together at the moment so you should see that before the end of the week up on my blog.
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