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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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    Julie Warner - justwritedesigns https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com/

    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.

    Julie Warner - justwritedesigns https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com/

    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.


    • 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)


  • ISC May Artistic Projects Day 3

    Monochromatic Cards.



    Stampers are alwaJulie Warner - justwritedesigns https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.comys mesmerized by colors,  huh? What a lovely way to use your scraps or possibly colors you’d never consider experimenting with! So, we challenge you to give it a try and share your results! Plus, one more thing, the Rustic Artsy Swirls sheet is on SALE!

    Here’s a link to a Monochromatic Color Chart: http://websitetips.com/colortools/sitepro/


    For my card, I stamped the background on turquoise paper with lime ink. I used the tiny specks and teal ink on teal, olive and grass green card stock, then stamped the different sizes of flowers and cut them out. The sentiment and butterflies were stamped on grass green c/s that was spritzed with bleach. A little color was added to the large butterfly with a marker.

    On the green frame, I used an embossing border to create my frame and sponged it w/ calypso blue ink. The teal card was also stamped with the specks background image.

    Julie Warner - justwritedesigns https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com

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    Thanks so much for stopping by! Your comments are always read and much appreciated!

    stamps: ISC – Rustic Artsy Swirls, Odd Findings, Background Series Little Specks, Let it Bloom
    paper: grass green, teal, olive, turquoise
    ink: Ranger Archival teal, Ancient Page lime, calypso blue
    accessories: stylus (to shape flowers), foam tape, Cuttlebug flourish borders embossing folder, word window punch, spritzer w/ bleach



  • ISC April Inspiration Challenge

    This month, ISC has an Inspiration Challenge for you! Betsy chose this wonderful picture for the inspiration piece. Don’t you just love the colors and images? Want to win a free sheet of ISC images? To be eligible to win, use the picture as your inspiration and create a card or other project using ISC images only, and link your creation to the ISC Blog by May 9th.


    And this is my version. I really picked up on the orange colors, the flower and butterflies. Although it may look like there are layers or cut outs, there’s really only one layer attached to the card, three punched butterflies and one die cut sentiment. I started with a piece of white c/s slightly smaller than my 4.25 x 5.5 (A2) white card. I stamped the medium and small Bush Flowers with black ink, masking when needed. I added just a touch of color by lightly swiping sponges w/ yellow, orange and pink inks haphazardly across the flowers. I colored over all of the petals w/ a VersaMark pen and clear embossed them. A few specks of embossing powder were spread out around the flowers, but I like the splatter look so I left them and even added a few more.

    Yellow, orange, pink, ginger and cranberry inks were then sponged over the entire piece and I used more of the darker colors around the flowers to add more contrast. The excess ink was wiped off of the clear embossed flowers. The script from Odd Findings was stamped over the top with ginger ink.  I stamped a butterfly from  Friends are Special using the yellow, orange and cranberry inks on a scrap of white then I used a butterfly punch. The punch didn’t exactly line up w/ the image, but I like it anyway.  I traced around it on a piece of white and cut the inside out, leaving just a white frame of the butterfly. I used this as my base to attach to the card and popped the butterfly up on top. I added two more small punched white butterflies and the sentiment (also from Bush Flowers). I edged the entire piece w/ a black marker and added a piece of cardboard underneath for a little dimension before attaching it to my card.

    Thanks so much for stopping by! Your comments are always read and much appreciated!

    Be sure to check out the rest of the ISC Architect’s creations. Links are on the side bar. ———————>


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    stamps: Innovative Stamp Creations
    paper: white
    ink: Ancient Page coal, Adirondack ginger & cranberry, Stamp It orange & pink
    accessories: black Permapaque marker, Martha Stewart monarch butterfly punch, small butterfly punch (All Night Media), Spellbinders mega oval set