Good morning. Here is one of my samples for the butterfly stamp set shows featured on Hochanda recently with Chocolate Baroque. The bundle that included the matching stencils and masks was a ‘sell out’ – but these should be available again soon (direct from the Chocolate Baroque website).
Note: I recently got the Tim Holtz stamping platform from Tonic Studios and I found it perfect for this project. No more slipping when stamping on acetate. Building the frame with the swirly stamp was so easy too. Simply stamped, turned the card 90 degrees and stamped again. However, it is not essential for this project. Using an acrylic block with grid markings will help you to align the stamp with the card edge when building the frame with the swirl stamp.
Cut a 6 X 6 inch aperture into the front of the card. Stamp the swirls using multi-coloured ink to the inside panel. Stamp the butterfly and verse using Versafine. Colour the butterfly with sparkle pens.
Trim the acetate to fit inside the front panel. Stamp the swirls with StazOn. Tip: stamp one side of the frame, turn the card 90 degrees, stamp again and repeat to make the swirl frame design.
On the other side of the acetate stencil the butterflies and dragonfly with Starlight paint, leave to dry. Overtsamp the butterfly detail with StazOn. With the paint side orientated to the outside the panel will insert with the swirls orientated in the opposite direction to the inside panel. Glue to the inside with strong double sided tape. If you would like a neater inside finish cut a frame to cover the ‘workings’.
Add faux stitching and glitter glue dots to frame the outside panel. Finish by adding extra colour to butterflies and dots around the swirls using the 3D glaze pens.
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.
I created the wreath using the stamping gear and the Sticks & Stones stamp set with green Distress Inks. I stamped the butterflies and sentiment with copper pigment ink and heat embossed with clear powder. Similar can be achieved by drawing a circle and dividing it into 8 sections. Keeping the stamp orientation steady, stamp and turn the card between each stamping, or just work more freely around a circle.
The background was spritzed with pale blue ink. I cut out the topper and created a circular card using scalloped circle dies. I used the fine tipped pen to draw faux stitching and edged the card with blue Distress Ink.
The butterfly was stamped and embossed with copper powder and coloured with sparkle pens. I cut then cut it out and shaped for added dimension. Twigs were cut from mirror card.
I finished with the copper PVA pearls and a few dots of glitter glue for sparkle.
Good morning. Today I am sharing my contribution to the Colour Challenge this month. I am just loving these colours. Did you catch any of the shows recently on The Craft Channel where Lesley demonstrated the use of Angelina fibres? The butterfly stamps are just perfect for this technique.
I coloured a decorative card blank and tag with spray inks and made the floral embellishment from the waste pieces. I used stamps from Just Butterflies, Butterfly Blush and Mackintosh Sentiments stamp sets. The sparkling 3D butterfly was created by inking the stamp with black ink, overlaying with Angelina fibres and baking parchment, then ironing briefly on a hot setting. Note: Lesley recommends Black Archival Ink (Ranger). Mine did not work too well. However, I did manage to rescue it using a fine tipped alcohol ink pen to redraw my rather faint image.
I used a die cut scalloped circle (dark blue), ribbon, faux gems and glitter glue to finish.
Decorative card blank, watercolour card tag, dark blue card
Spray inks (light and dark blue, lime and yellow)
Dye based inkpads (dark blue and black) – important: see note above
Glitter pens (green and blue)
Angelina fibre (Mint)
Baking parchment and iron
Organza ribbon and faux gems (blue)
Alcohol marker (dark blue) and fine tipped marker (black)
Glitter glue (light blue)
Scalloped circle die (Tonic)
High tac acrylic glue and 3D glue gel
How to make it:
Spritz the tag with light and dark blue inks. Stamp the sentiment with dark blue ink. Edge the tag with alcohol marker to frame.
Spritz the card blank with green, light blue and yellow inks. Note: I thought that the waste elements would make lovely petals. I left them in place while spritzing then used them to make a 3D flower. Alternatively you could spritz a ready-made paper flower to match.
Stamp the butterflies and sentiment with blue ink. Colour with glitter pens.
Ink up the large butterfly with black ink and overlay with Angelina fibres. Cover with baking parchment and iron on a hot setting without steam for a few seconds. If using the recommended Archival Ink you should see the image appear through the parchment – it will then be ready. Peel away from the parchment and trim out the butterfly. I made a bit of a mess of mine! I used Memento ink and it left a fairly feint image. To rescue it I used a fine tipped black marker to go back over the image and make it more visible. I made 2 butterflies to layer up.
Add a dark blue scalloped circle behind the decorative card front, add a ribbon and bow, glue everything together and finish with glitter glue.