Tuesday, August 4, 2015

SUO128 Butterflies- A Process of Change :-)

Hi Stampers!   

It’s time for the new SUO128 “Butterflies” Challenge!  Another difficult decision  since we have so many fun butterfly stamps, punches and dies!  I decided to use one of my all-time favorites, Papillon Potpourri with the matching Elegant Butterfly Punch  (please check out all of my fantastic Design  Team members samples here) :-)

I also incorporated the Splitcoaststampers’ CC541 Color Challenge (see the details here and gallery here- did not partake in the “dessert” option of ribbon :-) ).  
This card looks very different than my original intention but this is how I created and then "salvaged" it:

Ink the floral image from You’ve Got This using c and stamp the blossom with only part of the stem onto Whisper White cardstock (re-ink  and stamp another blossom onto a
scrap piece of paper or sticky note).

Carefully cut out the image that you stamped onto the sticky note or scrap paper and cover the blossom on the Whisper White cardstock, re-ink the stamp image and stamp again.

Continue this process until you have the number of blossoms you desire.

Use an  AquaPainter™ with Rose Red Classic Ink to color the blossoms, then add additional color with the Rose Red Stampin’ Write marker (building up layers of color and softening the edges with the AquaPainter™).  Not part of the color challenge but I did add a bit of Delightful Dijon to the flower centers :-)

Stamp the sentiment from Trust God using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink and mask a flower at a time as you apply Mint Macaron and  Tip Top Taupe Classic Ink to the background with Sponge Daubers.

Ink the large splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge using Tip Top Taupe and stamp around the background (if you have not figured this out yet, this is my favorite go-to stamp for splatter). 

At this point, I was not pleased with the entire background so I decided to cut the flowers around the edges and trim off some of the background at the top.

Mount the trimmed background panel onto a piece of Whisper White k, trim again and mount onto a piece of Mint Macaron, trim once more and mount onto a piece of Tip Top Taupe, trim one last time and mount onto the Whisper White card base.

Stamp the butterflies onto Whisper White cardstock using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink  and sponge a bit of Tip Top Taupe over the images (originally I had colored the butterflies with Rose Red and Mint Macaron , but they totally disappeared into the background so I saved those for a different day and started over with the white butterflies :-)

Punch out the butterflies with the Elegant Butterfly Punch and add to the card front.

Once I added the butterflies, I decided that the sentiment needed to be layered, so I pulled off the one butterfly, re-stamped the sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink, punched out with the Note Tag Punch, layered onto Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe (also punched with the Note Tag Punch and trimmed off the edges), then re-mounted the sentiment onto the cardstock and re-mounted the butterfly....

Whew! What a process!

Add the Pearls to the butterflies and corners along with White Gel Pen accents to the flower centers to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets:  You’ve Got This, Papillon Potpourri, Trust God, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Stāz-On® Jet Black, Rose Red, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe; Stampin’ Write Markers- Rose Red, Delightful Dijon, Sahara Sand; White Gel Pen
Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe
Accessories: AquaPainter™,  Sponge Daubers, Punches- Elegant Butterfly, Note; Pearls

Thanks again for stopping by – I hope to see your Stampin’ Up! Only project in our “Butterflies” Challenge gallery!


Pat Jandacek said...

It's so good to read your process of 'salvaging' a piece that goes awry; plus it's just good to hear that things don't always turn out the way you want them to - I don't feel so alone now, lol.

Karen Clary said...

Stunning - I love the color combo, it's so strikingly vivid

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