Hi everyone, it's Hilary here today with a colorful card for you using the "Butterflies
" and "All Occasions
" Stamp Sets. I used some dry and heat embossing as well as some color blending to create this card which can be used for any occasion. I hope you enjoy!
To make this card, first dry emboss a piece of white heavyweight cardstock with an embossing folder, then gather your inks, choosing the colors you want to use for the background as well as the butterfly, (I chose Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Peeled Paint, for the background to emulate grass & sky), then blend the inks onto the embossed cardstock using a blending tool. After achieving the look you want, distress the sides by scraping them with the edge of your scissors, then use Vintage Photo ink to ink the edges. Ink the top of the card with Versamark, sprinkle on clear embossing powder and heat set, (my background took on the appearance of old tiles, which I really liked).
Next, I used a Sizzix die to die cut a tree branch, which I sanded and heat embossed then adhered to the card front. Then to add a bit of sky, punched a single white cloud from white cardstock and adhere it to the card front as shown.
To create the butterfly, first stamp the chosen butterfly, twice, from the "Butterflies" stamp set and stamp onto white cardstock using Jet Black archival ink. Then choosing your distressing inks, blend colors such as Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honey onto your butterflies, until you've achieved the look you want. Cut out the butterflies using micro scissors, tap butterflies into Versamark ink and again, heat set using a heat tool. Bend and round the wings up on one butterfly, add a dab of hot glue to the underside and adhere top butterfly onto bottom butterfly for a fun layered 3-D look and adhere to your tree branch.
To finish the card, stamp sentiment onto white cardstock using the "All Occasions" stamp set and Jet Black Archival ink. Adhere as shown. For the bow, I simply spritzed some "Midnight Blue" Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels onto some white crinkle ribbon, then dried with a heat gun. Crinkle ribbon in your hands, then tie into a bow and adhere with a single metal vintage button to the bottom of the tree branch as shown. Finally, adhere the entire card front to your base card, I used 3-D glue dots, for a dimensional effect.
Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
All Occasions Rubber Stamp Set
Holly branch die by Tim Holtz
Die cut machine such as a Big Shot
Distress Inks: Vintage Photo, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Wild Honey & Peeled Paint
Jet Black Archival ink by Ranger
Clear Embossing Powder by Ranger
Heat Embossing tool
Midnight Blue Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels
Cloud Punch by Fiskars
Vintage metal button
Hot Glue, Tombow Power Bond Adhesive and 3-D Glue dots.
Thank you all so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my butterfly card and I hope this inspires you to try your own.