Friday, February 3, 2017

Love Is Like A Butterfly

Hi Sweet Friends!

Today I am sharing this card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps blog and wanted to share it with you as well.  I decided to create a Mixed Media card using Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Butterfly Flourish, Majestic Monarchs, Grunge Elements and Music To My Ears (all were designed by Korin Sutherland).

I used the Mojo Monday #482 Sketch Challenge along with the Splitcoaststampers CC587 Color Challenge (from 06/14/16 and I even included the “dessert” of five layers:-)) and the Addicted to Stamps and More #227 Make Your Mark Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to check out the SNSS Blog or SNSS Facebook page yet or the other challenge sites, I highly encourage you to do so!  There is so much inspiration from my DT Sisters on the SNSS Creative Team as well as the challenge galleries- gorgeous creations from all!

To create this card:

1). De-static several pieces of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, ink the SNSS Butterfly Flourish image along with the sentiment and large butterfly from the SNSS Majestic Monarchs clear stamp set with embossing ink, stamp onto the prepared cardstock, apply black embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

2). Once the embossing has cooled, scribble some ink from a water-based marker onto a craft mat and use a water brush to apply the ink over the background to create a wash around the SNSS Butterfly Flourish image, over the SNSS Majestic Monarch sentiment image and over the corner areas of a white cardstock background.

3). Add a bit of distressing with the same color ink as the wash over the background using the large splatter stamp from the SNSS Grunge Elements clear stamp set, sentiment and butterfly panel (I actually cut a small piece of the splatter image to use for smaller splatter images), trim the background and mount onto a piece of black cardstock before adhering to the white card base.

4). Using daffodil and tangerine markers, color the butterflies on the SNSS Butterfly Flourish panel and use a water brush to soften the colors.  Trim the panel (for the vertical element in the sketch), layer onto black cardstock, trim close to the edge and cut the panel in half.
5). Die cut the sentiment panel using a stitched rectangle die, mount onto a piece of black cardstock and trim close to the edge.

6). To create the circle element, ink the SNSS Music To My Ears background stamp with archival black ink, stamp onto a piece of yellow patterned designer paper (I used a retired floral pattern from my stash), use the daffodil marker to add additional color with the water brush, dry with the heat tool and die cut with a large circle die.  Die cut the same size circle from black cardstock, split the black circle in half and mount behind the yellow circle allowing just a bit of the frame to show.  Cut the entire layered circle in half and mount onto the card front.

7). Add the split SNSS Butterfly  Flourish panels with dimensional foam and adhere the SNSS Majestic Monarch sentiment with dimensional foam as well.

8). Color the embossed large butterfly image from SNSS Majestic Monarchs using the daffodil, tangerine and bermuda bay markers (again, using a water brush to soften the edges of the color and blend), fussy cut the image and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam behind the body of the butterfly (I doubled the foam to increase the height).

7). Use a clear shimmer pen to add shimmer to all of the butterfly wings and finish off the card with a few rhinestones. 

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope all of you have a fabulous weekend!! Hugs and God Bless!


SewPaperPaint said...

Such a beautiful design! Love these stamps and your colors. Hugs, Autumn

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous design and I love the pretty and soft look of your panels. Love that sentiment too!
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.
Carol x

Nandini said...

Amazing layering and coloring. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for joining us at ATSM. All the very best and hope to see you again in our gallery soon. Nandini, DT

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