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  • ISC June Release Day 1- Butterflies!

    Are you ready? Do you love realistic nature images? Well, the next 4 days will surely jump start your creativity! The Creative Architects were challenged to create unique card folds with these new lines!

    Today we start with 2 card designs using Beautiful Butterflies II & III.

    For this first card, we used a 4×4 Pop Out Frame  (original is not available, but I found a Pin of it) template. It looks a little intimidating at first glance, but it’s not hard.  Just follow the directions by starting with an 8×8 piece of card stock. After the scoring, folding and cutting, your card will be doubled in weight so I wouldn’t recommend a heavy card stock. The finished size is 4×4 when it’s closed.

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    This is the front, closed view. I started with white c/s, stamped the text with sunburst ink then brayered over it with a rainbow ink  pad. I stamped the reverse image flowers on top with black ink. The butterflies and sentiment were stamped on a separate piece of brayered c/s and cut out. I added some white gel pen accents on the butterflies.

    The next two are the inside and inside top views in order to show how the inside operates. The inside was brayered like the front and on a separate brayered piece, I stamped the reverse flowers again and used a Spellbinders square to cut out the center. I used the frame it left around the opening and attached the cut out square to the backside of the card. The cut out butterfly is scored in the center and suspended by the green thread down the center and 2 small black threads on either side. I misted the outside and inside with a little gold Shimmer Spritz.

    Julie Warner - justwritedesigns https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com/Julie Warner - justwritedesigns https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com/For the second card, we used this Inspiration Picture. I liked the diagonal flow and all the multi color butterflies.

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    I worked this card a little backwards by starting with a 5.5 x 4.25 white card and cutting the turquoise and white layers to fit it. I did it this way in order to figure out what size to make my top, diagonal cut turquoise mat. After I cut it, I used a border punch along the inside edges and all layers were edged with a black marker before assembling.  I had some backgrounds I made previously (the pinkish one was done with dye reinkers mixed w/ water and spritzed onto c/s;  the turquoise was spritzed w/ bleach) and I stamped two sizes of the butterfly on them and black embossed them.  I cut two full butterflies out and used two sizes of butterfly punches on the rest. The sentiment was cut with an oval Nestie and I made a 1/2 inch faux brad and attached it to a 3/4 inch punched black circle and attached it in the upper right corner.

    Thanks so much for stopping by! Please stop by and visit all of the Architects and see the gorgeous work they have to share.

    Supplies:

    • stamps: Innovative Stamp Creations
    • paper: white, turquoise, yellow
    • ink: VersaFine onyx, black pigment, Kaleidacolor melon melody rainbow pad, Ancient Page sunburst
    • accessories: brayer, Scor-It, Martha Stewart  med. butterfly punch, sm butterfly punch (All Night Media), border punch (EK Success), black Permapaque marker, Spellbinders square, petite oval & symbology one dies, 1/2 & 3/4 inch hole punches (faux brad), black detail embossing powder, white gel pen, gold Shimmer Spritz (Tsukineko)

     


  • Mystique – FS168

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    Weekly-Favorite

    Congrats to Gloria (GloriousGreetings) , the Featured Stamper today at Splitcoast.  I picked a couple that I want to case and this is the first one. I chose her Heartfelt Sympathy for this one. I kept the brayered background, silhouette images and big main panel, but I changed the colors, the images and added another layer.

    All images, embossing powder, adhesives and glitters are from Sparkle N Sprinkle. After doing a brayered bg on a 1/4 sheet of white glossy c/s, I used the static pad and stamped this great Art Deco image in the center of the panel  w/ black pigment ink and embossed it w/ black ep. Sometimes I’m asked why I don’t use clear ep w/ the black ink or black ep w/ a clear ink. Almost exclusively, I use an ink very close to the color of the ep I want to use because it gives me a much deeper color. It also hides any flaws like when a tiny portion doesn’t get the ep. I stamped the lady portion of the image again on a scrap of  matte white c/s using black permanent ink. On this image, I used markers to color her, cut her out and applied glue and black glitter to her dress. Then I attached her to the base image w/ a little card board under her to give her just a little lift.

    I used a craft knife to cut the base image along the straight sides because I used the rest of the bg for my big layer. Some highlights were added w/ a white gel pen and  lavender and black layers were added underneath before attaching it over the main bg. Another black layer was added then everything was attached to a 4.25 x 5.5 (A2) white card. I used a Cuttlebug ornamental border die to cut the black scroll element, brushed glue over it and coated it w/ black glitter before attaching it below the image. I made 3 faux brads and coated them w/ glitter as well.  If you’d like to see just how I make these nice rounded brads, I just finished a new Faux Brad Tutorial. I’d love for you to check it out!

    Thanks so much for stopping by! Your comments are always read and much appreciated!
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    Supplies:
    stamps: Sparkle N Sprinkle
    paper: white, white glossy, lavender(this is actually a clone of Ballet Blue, it just looks lavender next to these colors), black
    ink: Colorbox black pigment, Ancient Page coal, Tsukineko Kaleidacolor pad in Riveria
    accessories: brayer, static pad, embossing powder & glitter (both SNS), Cuttlebug ornamental border die, brushable glue and glue pen (both SNS), 1/4 inch hole punch and stylus

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  • DDIC4 My Little Chickadees

    It’s time again for our Divine Divas Inspiration Challenge! This week, Lori chose some beautiful plates from Acacia.

     

    (I’m also combining this w/ SCS Sketch Challenge.)

    I love birds and I knew I had just the right chickadees image from Sparkle N Sprinkle. I stamped them with the chocolate ink and colored them with Prismacolor pencils. I used the Out of the Box Nestie technique (tutorial HERE) to cut them out, but I used a nesting rectangle set from Quickutz. Masking the birds, I sponged on a little of the Neptune ink.

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    After matting on a chocolate brown layer, I tried something a little different on the white layer. Recently, I tried embossing card stock using a piece of plastic canvas. I liked it so I tried it with a piece of finer mesh vinyl (sold for cross stitch bookmarks). First I lightly misted a piece of white card stock, placed it on the Spellbinders tan embossing mat, placed the vinyl mesh on top and ran it through my Sizzix. I love how it turned out! It looks and feels just like artist canvas. I left the small piece white but on another, I brayered over it with the Neptune ink, stamped my feathers background (Anita’s/Sugarloaf) w/ the chocolate ink and colored them in w/ markers.

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    The green bg was done w/ the forest branches Cuttlebug folder. I added some punched out circles as faux brads.

    Thanks so much for looking and please visit the rest of the Divine Diva Team. We would really love for y’all to play along in our challenge. Lori is offering some terrific blog candy for this challenge.

    Lori (chanteuse)
    Chat (nitestamper)
    Chris(glowbug)
    Keri (stampinupconsultan)
    Angela (mudflapmamma)

    Supplies:
    stamps: Sparkle N Sprinkle, Anita’s
    paper: white, chocolate, wild wasabi
    ink: Ancient Page chocolate & Neptune
    accessories: markers, Prismacolor pencils, CB forest branches folder, Quickutz nesting rectangles, vinyl canvas, 2 sizes of hole punches, foam tape, brayer

     

     

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