Tuesday, August 15, 2017

SUO181 Butterfly Basics- Brick Wall Technique

Hi Friends!   

I wanted to try the Splitcoaststampers TLC650 “Another Brick in the Wall” Technique challenge (see tutorial here) and decided to use the CC647 Color Challenge (including “dessert”).  I am also linking this card to the Word Art Wednesday #294-#295 “Anything Goes” Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to stop by the SU-Only Challenge site to check out the rest of the Design Team projects or the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Tap the So Saffron Classic Ink pad onto an acrylic block or silicone mat, spritz with water and lay a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock into the ink.  Repeat the process until you are satisfied with the results. Heat the paper with the Heat Tool to dry between layers of ink.

2). Ink the fern image from Butterfly Basics with Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink and stamp repeatedly onto the background panel. Stamp the honeycomb image with So Saffron Classic Ink repeatedly over the panel and add a bit of splatter with the small splatter stamp from Timeless Textures using Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink. 

3). Trim the panel and using the Paper Trimmer, cut the panel into ½” horizontal pieces (as you cut, lightly number the pieces on the back in 4 different places- trust me, this will help immensely in remembering where the pieces go back into place).

4). After you cut the horizontal strips, take each strip and cut into “bricks” (I used 1 ¼” and 1” segments).  Lightly sponge Soft Suede Classic Ink over the edges and adhere to a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  ***FYI- On my first attempt, I did not number the rows as I cut the initial strips and put them in order on my craft mat, but as I sponged the pieces, I accidentally flipped my mat and after a few hours of trying to piece them back together, I gave up and started again. The second time I numbered the rows as I cut the strips and it worked so well.***

5). Stamp the honeycomb image with So Saffon Classic Ink onto another piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, sponge the edges with Soft Suede Classic Ink, trim and mount onto a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of Berry Burst cardstock.  Adhere the panel to the Extra Thick Whisper White card base.

6). Ink the flowers from Butterfly Basics using Stampin’ Archival™ Basic Black Ink and stamp two sets of the images onto Whisper White cardstock.  Using Berry Burst and Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink, watercolor the flowers with an AquaPainter™ (adding shadows with the same colors of Stampin’ Write Markers).  Once you are satisfied with the coloring, fussy-cut each of the flowers.

7). Adhere the background flowers directly to the card front and mount the flowers in the foreground using Stampin’ Dimensionals®. 

8). Use Clear Wink of Stella® to add shimmer to the flower petals and the White Gel Pen to add a few highlights to the flower centers.

9). Ink the butterflies from Butterfly Basics using Berry Burst Classic Ink, fussy-cut the butterflies and mount onto the card front.

10). Stamp the sentiment from Rose Wonder using Berry Burst Classic Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock, die  cut with the Stitched Layering Framelits™ , sponge Soft Suede Classic Ink over the edges and mount onto a die cut circle of Berry Burst cardstock (die cut with the Layering Circle Framelits™). 

11). Adhere a strip of Berry Burst cardstock with Stampin’ Dimensionals® (on the area around the popped-up flower), add the Berry Burst bow (created with the Bow Builder Punch) and mount the layered sentiment.  Mount the retired button with a strand of burlap ribbon to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Butterfly Basics, Rose Wonder, Timeless Textures

Ink/Mediums: Stampin’ Archival™ Basic Black, Classic Ink- Berry Burst, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, So Saffron; Clear Wink of Stella® , White Gel Pen
Paper: Very Vanilla, Berry Burst, Pear Pizzazz, Extra Thick Whisper White
Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, Stitched Layering and Layering Circle Framelits™, Heat Tool, Bow Builder Punch, retired items- Subtles Button, strand from 1 ¼”  Burlap Ribbon
Thanks again for taking the time to visit and I hope that you will create your own Stampin’ Up! Only project and play along with our “Butterflies and Dragonflies” challenge!


Mary Decker said...

Your card is very beautiful. I love the colors, the brick technique you used, the attention you gave to it, and the sentiment!

CherylQuilts said...

Julie, this is GORGEOUS! I saw this on SCS and love it, and thanks for the details about how you made it! I agree that numbering the "tiles" must be important. I remember doing that for another project. Thanks for sharing your amazing gifts! Hugs, precious friend! xoxo

Andrea W said...

This card is absolutely stunning! Your attention to detail is always impressive.

Julia said...

I always love your amazing work with colours and layout and this card has it all. The double bunch of flowers is amazing. Thank you always for your amazing inspiration.

Jo Ann said...

This is so gorgeous--from background, coloring and lay-out, absolutely superb! So sorry for the delayed comment, just been super busy. Thank you so much for linking with us at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you some encouragement from God's Word in Ephesians 2:10 which says, "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." Be blessed!


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