Wednesday, June 10, 2015

TCC37 Mixed Media Butterfly Dreams :-)

Hi Stampers!!

I just love all of the ombre butterflies in this photo and used that as my inspiration for the background on my Mixed Media card :-)

I combined our Card Concept challenge with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge MMMC#13 "A Year of Choices" and chose  MMMC#7 Tic-Tac-Toe (Die Cuts or Punch, Stamps and Ribbon) for my card.

The Card Concept is a bi-weekly challenge that has an inspiration photo along with a number of design styles that you can choose from to create your card- Clean and Simple, Clean and Graphic, Clean and Layered, Shabby Chic, Freestyle Collage, Classy and Elegant and Mixed Media.   

Hope you can find some time to gather your supplies together and come join in on the fun!! 

To create this card:

Apply Gesso® to a piece of Whisper White cardstock and set aside to dry.

Once dried, apply Faber-Castell® Gelatos™ to the paper, spritz with water a bit, rub with your fingers and repeat until the desired color is achieved.

Once dried- de-static the paper with an Embossing Buddy® ,  stamp the Off The Grid stamp using Versamark™ Ink, apply Stampin’  Emboss White Embossing Powder and heat with the Heat Tool.

Trim the background panel, adhere to a piece of Basic Black cardstock, trim again and mount onto a piece of Tempting Turquoise cardstock.

Ink the floral stems from World of Dreams using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink and stamp twice onto a piece of acrylic (I used an upcycled clear mount stamp cover sheet that I had trimmed to the size of the Gesso® background panel).   There is a bit of a "blur"  on the images stamped on the acrylic in the photo...since they are raised from the background, it was a bit difficult to photograph and not get too much sheen :-)

Ink the sentiment from Choose Happiness with Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink and stamp near the bottom of the acrylic sheet.

Use a bit of glue to mount the acrylic panel to the background – I put the adhesive in the area where the ribbon would be mounted :-)

Slide the retired Stylish Silver Hodgepodge Hardware Ribbon Slide onto a piece of 1” Black Satin Ribbon and mount onto the card front (wrapping the ends behind the panel).

Mount the entire panel onto the Whisper White card base
Stamp the butterflies onto Whisper White cardstock using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink and use an AquaPainter™ with Pink Pirouette and Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink to watercolor the butterflies.

Punch the butterflies out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch and use a foam brush to apply Mod Podge® over the wings.

Allow to dry and mount the butterflies to the card front using Hot Glue.

Add the Pearls to the butterfly centers to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  World of Dreams, Choose Happiness, Papillon Potpourri, Off the Grid

Ink: Stāz-On® Jet Black, Versamark™; Stampin’ Up! Classic Ink- Pink Pirouette, Elegant Eggplant

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise

Accessories: Gesso®, Faber-Castell® Gelatos™, Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’  Emboss® White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, acrylic packaging, retired Stylish Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, 1” Black Satin Ribbon , Pearls

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you have a wonderful week and come play along!


laurie said...

Love the colors you chose from the inspiration pretty!

sandie said...

Stunning, I would have no idea where to start with this card but you have bought all these elements together beautifully to make one amazing card x

Melanie said...

Have been admiring your cards for some time both in challenges and on Splitcoast. This is a beauty - I love mixed media. Thank you for sharing the instructions.

Jo Herbert said...

Great Card Julie, Love the colours and butterflies.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card!! I love the background with the gelato colors and grid stamp in the background - the embossed stamp just jumped right out at me!! Love it! And your butterflies are stunning! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Donna B. said...

This is a beautiful card! I LOVE the colors. Thanks so much for playing with us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Debbie said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors! Thanks for joining us at The mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Melanie said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for joining the Mixed Monthly Challenge!

Rachel said...

gorgeous card! love the color combo you used, and I'm so glad someone took on the tic-tac-toe theme :) Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge and celebrating our first birthday!!

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