Friday, April 24, 2015

Have I Got a Case of Butterflies on the Brain??

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I am enjoying using the goodies that I got in some happy mail from STAMPlorations last week 


The flock of butterflies was made using a stencil using the  Stencil monoprint technique I had read about a few days before


I applied the inks to the back of the stencil, sprayed them and 'plonked' the inked stencil onto the watercolour paper - volia - a wonderful print.  I obviously did not spray as much water on it as the 'tutor' did in the video, but I am happy with the results.


The panel was sprayed with red perfect pearls and some silver shimmer paint, the butterfly was cut and embossed using a sizzex ebmbosslet, and silver sequins and rhinestones added.


The sentiment came from the new release over at STAMPlorations called Fond Expressions and was stamped using espresso ink .

Two corners of the main panel were rounded, and this was then mounted over a deep green card - I am more than happy with this card.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Serendipity Butterfly

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I am calling this a serendipity butterfly (card) as several things came together at once to make it possible.


I had seen a challenge to CASE a card, and I wanted to CASE  this card, but did not know quite how I could 'do' it, until a strip of card with  several gelatos blended across it came to light when I was 'sorting' a pile of stuff on my desk with a view to tidying it.


Needless to say it did not get tidied, rather it got used on this card ... I cut it  three narrow strips off it, and had just enough width left to cut the butterfly out.


The strips of colour were offset, and a simple sentiment from a set of stamps I had just received...


and the card was complete.
I toyed with the idea of some paint splatters, but decided not to.

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Golden Silhouette

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I was rummaging through my dies the other day and discovered this s/b Silhouette die which has languished there for an embarrassingly long time, 
unused - so I put that to rights.


The Silhouette and wreath were cut from a slightly textured gold paper, so I did not emboss at all


The head has this beautiful wee butterfly, which I lifted with tweezers and accented with pearls.


The Fancy Tags Three die was used to cut the sentiment  panel from the same gold paper.


I stamped and gold embossed the sentiment on white card before layering over the tag.

I assembled the die cuts on the centre panel of design paper (from the Prima Fairy Flora pad).


And took the waste from some stick on edges to accent the borders of the panel.  
The final details were the pearls on the sentiment tag.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pink Sparkles

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It's time for another CCC Digi Challenge #23- use a digi and add some sparkle.
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I chose the pre - coloured image Chloe with Cupcake - she also comes needing to be coloured.


I sized her to fit this S/B Floral die before printing her out in colour.  I cut, and then sponged ink around the image before removing the die.


I found this lovely bokeh style paper to mount her on, and added a strip of pink glitter card


The sentiment was embossed on the patterned paper using silver hologram ep.



I used the pink sparkle card to cut this butterfly using a sizzex die,


and glue and pink glitter to make the butterfly trail.

Love how this card turned out, and I know a very special young lady who will be receiving it in the near future.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Stencilled Lace

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I enjoyed making this card, enhanced by the fact that there are some Starlings in the nesting box in our back yard who think it is spring, not autumn, and they are currently sitting on eggs!!


The image was one I received in a RAK, and  coloured with Prismacolor pencils. I have no idea of the origins of the image. 
(Edited - it is from Create with TLC )


I mounted it over some silver glitter card, then onto a dark blue base card, that I had randomly  stamped some flowers over with Versamark ink.



I had recently purchased a second hand stencil, and decided to use it to make a border  - I found the only way to get a good outcome, was to stipple the colour through it with a fairly coarse,  rigid paintbrush.



The sentiment was embossed using silver holographic power, which echoed the sparkle in the silver paper.


I decorated the inside by stencilling the pattern in blue on the white liner - and promptly forgot to photograph it!!

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(A2 size, birthday and stencil)

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Black, Gold and Red Anniversary

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This is an other card inspired by  'stuff' on my desk..... the stuff being the die cut, which is what I basically started with - the couple that I made the card for are very 'minimalist' in their home, so I wanted this card to reflect their tastes.


The die cut was one from another project that I discarded.  It was glued onto gold paper, and then the edges trimmed back to the die cut. 



The sentiment was gold embossed, which did obliterate some of the detail, unfortunately, in the very detailed 'Happy' stamp.


The wee decal is one that I have not used before, and it is part of a set from the now defunct Layers of Color firm.  Oh how I loved their stamps, and collected them, now to use the ones that are sitting there begging to be inked up!


I was very pleased with this card when I finished it.
I do not know why the colours change in the photographs, but the true colour os the bright red, not the pink tones.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Chuggin' Along With The Blues

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I had fun trying the new technique that is taking the card making world by storm - 


I cut the car from Marianne Creatables, embossed it, then (Partially) cut around it with a S/B Labels 20.


The sentiment was stamped using a very cheap stamp from The Warehouse, purchased years ago,  using a Kaleidacolor pad -  Blue Breeze.


The white panel was mounted over the blue with dimensional tape after adding the striped ribbon, and the card was finished.

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