Tuesday, March 7, 2017

"Darn Amazing" Butterfly Stamp Card

I tried for colors as close to the given challenge colors as I could get, but I didn't quite make it. Clearly this means my crafting stash isn't big enough yet! ^_~  This particular card is full of shimmer and sparkles, but sadly those never photograph too well. The only exception to the shimmer or sparkle is the outer border of flowers, which is plain.

I'm entering this card into two challenges:
MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 322
MFT Color Challenge 64.

Sizzix Framelits Die Set with Stamps Limitations by Tim Holtz
Avery Elle Clear Stamp Set: Simply Said
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive: 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles: 352854

Other Materials
pop dots; shimmer cardstock: black, gray, and light yellow; patterned paper with flowers; card: A7 ivory shimmer; Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen; Tsukineko Pearlescent Sky Blue - Brilliance Pigment Ink; Colorbox Archival Dye in Wicked Black; Sizzex Big Kick; Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG) with Acid Free tape; embossing heat tool; cutting tool (I used my Silhouette but even an Exacto would work); and a MISTI

Cut the patterned paper to 5" by 7"; cut a rectangular hole in the middle half an inch from each side. You can use the inner rectangle to cut the banner strip of patterned paper. Cut the gray shimmer cardstock to 4" by 6", again with a rectangular hole in the center, leaving a thin border of shimmer gray. Cut some of the black shimmer cardstock to a 5" by 2" piece.

Stamp the butterfly with the blue ink and use the heat tool to dry. Die cut the butterfly. Stamp your choice of words on the banner strip of paper using the black ink, and trim the end to a fetching arrowhead. Swipe the banner strip with a sparkle pen.

Glue the patterned rectangle on your card first. Next glue the black rectangle, then the gray border. Add the banner strip to the top of these with pop dots, and use pop dots to adhere your butterfly. I seem to be addicted to using pop dots; I love the dimension they add to any piece!

Another angle in an attempt to show the shimmer!

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