Friday, 21 June 2013

Butterflies are self propelled flowers

Hello all you lovely people,

I  can not believe how much having a blog means to me.  I have met so many wonderful people through having my blog and made so many great friends.  Everyone gives so much inspiration through their blog posts and I feel so blessed to be able to do the same for you.

Today's card has been a lovely one to make, the colours are so vibrant and it involves butterflies which if you know me you know they feature big time in my life.

I started out with an 8"x 8 kraft card and I cut a piece of black card to the same size.  I then cut a piece of centura pearl card a little smaller and a piece of heat resistant acetate to the same size.

On the reverse side of the centura pearl I blended in Crushed Olive, Ripe Persimmon and Fired Brick Distress Ink.  I then used a damp sponge and blotted some Radiant Rain into the background in Green, Yellow and Orange,( the colour labels were damaged on my bottles when I got them so not sure of exact colours).

Once this was all dried I used my anti static bag over the whole piece and I used Black Staz On and some detailed Black Embossing Powder and I stamped the Sheena Douglass Silhouette Grasses along the bottom of the card.  I stamped the individual piece of grass randomly over the background.

On the piece of heat resistant acetate I used Meadow, Sunset Orange and Watermelon Alcohol Inks and allowed this to dry.

I took a piece of Black Clearly For Art and covered one side with some paper from my stash.  I then used the large and medium butterflies from the Sheena Douglass Flying Colours and stamped and heat embossed them with the detailed black powder.  With a piece of clear Clearly for art I stamped and embossed the large dragonfly.  If you want colour added to your clearly for art sticking papers to it will give you the best results.

I used my heat tool to bend and shape the butterflies and dragonfly, when hot you can shape it easily but it does cool down quickly so you may have to heat it a few times.  If you do not like the way you have shaped it you can heat it flat and try again.

On the two butterflies I dabbed them with a little of the radiant rains to give them a bit of bling.  I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the flying colours set of stamps on the reverse side to the alcohol inks and attached the butterflies and dragonfly using pinflair glue.  I used little black square brads to attach the acetate to the centura pearl card and then stuck this to the black card.

I love the bright colours, the bling of the radiant rains and all the layers that have been created while making this card.

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