Sunday, June 29, 2014

Vintage Butterflies for Three Challenges :-)

Hi Stampers! 

I had a chance to play around in the craft room again today and created this card using the Create with Connie and Mary CCMC309 Sketch Challenge, the PP202 Paper Players “Tic Tac Toe” Challenge (two different sets of three elements in a row- Ribbon, Blue, Birthday and Blue, Designer Series Paper, Pearls) and the Stampin’ Royalty SR234 Inspiration Photo.  

If you have not had a chance to do, I hope that you will take a moment to visit all of the challenge sites- so many wonderful Design Teams samples and entries!

I decided to utilize My Digital Studio (MDS) with traditional card making techniques for this “hybrid” card:

Open MDS and insert the butterfly stamp images from Flores Suaves into a blank 8.5x11 document and print out onto Whisper White cardstock.  

Color the wings using the Daffodil Delight and Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Blendabilities™, darken the black areas on the wings with the Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker, color the body of the butterfly with the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write marker, add a few shadows with the Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write marker and finally, add a few white highlights to the wings using the Chalk Marker. 

Use a sticky note or scrap paper to create a mask, mask over the butterflies and stamp the script stamp from retired Notable Notions using Crumb Cake Classic Ink.  Remove the masks and add additional distressing with the splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge and Crumb Cake Classic Ink.

Distress the edges using the Distressing Tool and with a Sponge Dauber, sponge additional Crumb Cake Classic Ink over the Whisper White to “antique” the paper and edges.  Adhere to scrap pieces of Basic Black cardstock, distressing the edges as well with the Distressing Tool.

Ink the retired En Francais background stamp using Crumb Cake Classic Ink and stamp onto a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock and Coastal Cabana cardstock. 

Create the banner from the stamped Crushed Curry cardstock using the 1 ¼” Square Punch, distress the edges using the Distressing Tool and mount onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock, again, distressing the edges with the Distressing Tool.

Add the vertical panels of stamped, distressed Coastal Cabana cardstock (mounted onto Basic Black cardstock), along with the scrap, distressed stamped circles of Crushed Curry cardstock.  

Add a distressed piece of Typeset Designer Series Paper (DSP) onto a distressed piece of Basic Black cardstock and adhere the piece of Venetian Crochet Trim to the side along with a piece of retired 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon.

Mount the stamped, distressed piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock onto the Basic Black card base.  Add the banner panel to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.  

Stamp the sentiment from the retired set, Express Yourself using Memento™ Tuxedo Black ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, trim and create the banner points using the Hexagon Punch, distress the edges with the Distressing Tool.  Add additional distressing using the splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge, the script stamp from Notable Notions and a Sponge Dauber- all using Crumb Cake Classic Ink.

Mount the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals® and Pearls to finish off the card. 

Stamp Sets: Flores Suaves (MDS version), En Francais, Notable Notions, Gorgeous Grunge, Express Yourself (2013-2014 Hostess set)

Ink: Crumb Cake, Memento™ Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Blendabilities- Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana; Stampin’ Write Markers- Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand; Chalk Marker

Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry,Typeset DSP

Accessories: Distressing Tool, Sponge Dauber, Punches- 1 3/8” Circle, Hexagon, 1 ¼” Square, Venetian Crochet Trim, retired 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon,  Pearls

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you have a great evening!


Lisa Martz said...

OH my goodness! This takes my breath away...SO beautiful! There isn't one thing I don't like! An absolute work of art! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge this week!

Ann Schach said...

Very pretty, Julie! I love all of the distressing. The butterflies are colored perfectly! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Add Ink and Stamp said...

Stunning card, Julie! I love those butterflies and the vintage look of your card. Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

Suzanne Johnson said...

Mind-blowingly gorgeous as always! I have a question: what kind of printer/ink did you use to print your MDS images? I've got an inkjet and have been afraid to color printed images with Blendabilities for fear of damaging the nibs and/or blurring the black printer ink into the coloring. I know the inkjet ink runs if my printouts get wet. I so want to color MDS images with Blendies!

Julie Gearinger said...

Ladies, thank you so much for your sweet, encouraging comments! Suzanne- I use a Kodak printer ($54 at Sam's Club-nothing fancy :-)) and the Blendabilities do not smear the printer ink at all since the printer ink is waterbased and the markers are alcohol :-) When you use the Stampin' Write markers with the printer ink, you do need to be careful around the printed lines since they will smear a bit if too saturated with the marker. I have also found that the Blendabilities do not work well on generic White cardstock (such as Georgia Pacific) but work beautifully on Whisper White :-) Have fun and thanks again for making my day with your comments!! Hugs to you, my friends!

Margaret Raburn said...

Julie, what a beautiful card! I love how you colored the butterflies and all the shading and distressed touches! Beautiful color scheme! Thanks for joining us for the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

Connie Babbert said...

Wow, Julie...your coloring skills are FABULOUS! Love the rich saturated colors...the butterflies look real! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this time on Create with Connie and Mary!

Melissa Davies said...

WOW! This card is stunning! I love all the destressed layers and the rich, vibrant colors! Thanks for joining us in the Sketch Challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

Oh my word Julie...this is BEYOND STUNNING!!! Those butterflies look so real they could fly right off your card! AMAZING!!! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Absolutely STUNNING, Julie! Wow...just wow!! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

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