9 X 21cm white card blank, pearlescent purple card, parchment
Parchment embossing template to create the frame and scalloped border (Groovi system from Claritystamp)
Parchment scoring and embossing tools
Parchment 2 needle pricking tool and snips
StazOn (Opaque White)
Alcohol markers (greens and purple)
Organza ribbon (purple)
Stickles glitter glue (Star Dust)
How to make it:
Stamp the flower on parchment with white StazOn. Turn the image over and working on the back emboss over the stamped outlines using a fine embossing tool and mat. Add highlights using larger embossing ball tools.
Again working on the back, add colour using alcohol ink pens.
Using an embossing template add a scalloped frame around the image. I used the Groovi system which is really easy to use. The Groovi plates come with etched designs which are just the right depth to easily emboss using fine tipped embossing tools. I used a scalloped square design plate, extending the design to create the rectangle.
Now working from the front use the twin needle piercing tool to pierce around the outside of the embossed scallop frame.
I cut the main card blank in black card (A4 sheet) and trimmed out the trellis from the central panel.
The background panel was cut in blue card. The swirls were stamped on the left and right hand sides of the panel. The rest of the scene was hand drawn in using the fine tipped pen and pencils. I used a circle die as a template for the moon.
The butterfly was stamped onto the background and coloured with the sparkle pens. The background panel was then glued to the card blank.
The blossom and branches were cut from blue and white card and the blossom coloured with sparkle pen.
The butterflies were stamped onto blue card, coloured with sparkle pens and pencil, then cut out.
The cut out elements were then glued to the card. Thin foam pads were used for added dimension.
I finished with dots of glitter glue for added sparkle.
Good morning. Here is another of my show samples featuring the lovely butterfly stamps and stencils from Chocolate Baroque.
Note: The butterfly stencils were available in the One Day Special offer on Hochanda but sold out. They are now available again directly from Chocolate Baroque. The Kaleidoscope of Butterflies stencil/masks match the Just Butterflies stamp set perfectly.
Die’sire Decorative Scallop Edge die (Crafters Companion)
Organza ribbon (blue) and PVA pearls (Tonic)
How to make it:
Two pieces of blue card were cut with the border die. The card blank was created by trimming to approx. 20 X 15.5cm and gluing the decorative border sections together to make a decorative spine. A score line was added to enable the front panel to open.
The Coredinations card was embossed and lightly sanded to reveal the texture, trimmed and layered onto black card (approx. size 16.5 X 14.5 cm). Distress ink was blended in from the edges to frame.
The acetate was trimmed to make an overlay for the card front. Images were stamped using StazOn ink. Stencils were laid onto the back and glitter paste applied using a palette knife. After drying, the ribbon was glued down with strong double sided tape. The panel was then glued to the card front, hiding the glue under the ribbon on the left edge.
Finished with PVA pearls along the decorative spine.
Good morning. Here is another of my show samples for the butterfly stamp bundle from Chocolate Baroque recently featured on Hochanda.
I used some hand coloured paper from my stash for the background. This was created using the shaving foam technique: Layer shaving foam onto a tray, drop and swirl inks into the surface, pick up and transfer the inks to paper.
I used dies to make the rocker card and to cut the tag and decorative leaves. The flower was created from stamped butterfly wings.
Good morning. Here is one of my samples for the butterfly stamp set shows featured on Hochanda recently with Chocolate Baroque. If you missed the shows they are available for a while on the website. Lesley Wharton did some great demos so the shows are well worth a watch. There were also so many fabulous projects and inspiration from my Teamies.
I used a large label die to create the decorative card blank using blue card. I cut a decorative mat from the holographic card and layered onto the card front.
The swirls were stamped onto blue card using Versafine and were heat embossed with clear powder.
The butterflies were stamped with Versamark and embossed with the silver sparkly powder. Colour was added using gouache paint. I mixed the blue and white to get a colour to match the blue card base.
The swirls and butterflies were cut out and layered onto the card with 3D glue gel. For added depth and strength I layered some plain blue card butterflies behind the smaller butterflies (using the stamped and cut out ones as a template).
Good morning. This is a quick and easy make using the Gelli Printing Plate to create the background. I used stamps from the Spring Fairy Collection recently featured on Hochanda TV.
I used a technique demonstrated on one of Lesley’s shows recently. I inked up a 4 inch round gelli printing plated with Distress Ink and then lifted off some of the ink using the Big Bold Background Leafy Trails stamp, then transferred the image to stamping card. I overstamped with the Bird and Spring sentiment with Versafine and edged with marker pen to frame. To give added dimension I mounted the image onto the card with foam pads. This technique is so quick and easy – great for batch making.