After some technical difficulties here's today's card.
This card is definitely not my usual style but it was fun to create. The new Valise papers have so much depth to them and were a joy to use. The project kind of took on a life of its own. I kept adding elements and inks until I was happy with the results. There was some repurposing - paper towel - it added a great texture to the butterfly, unbleached coffee filter - it gave the butterfly almost a vellum look. Also, I had never before tried coloring over a colored ribbon with a Copic marker - it works. Here are the steps. It looks involved but it really wasn't, but just go with the flow and have fun creating!
- Kraft – 8-1/2x11
- Valise – 6x6
- Valise – 12x12 Tickets Please
- Bubblegum Moroccan 8-1/2x11
- Gorgeous Mini Bloom – B1761
- Gorgeous Bloom – E1760
- Silhouette Branch – F1231
- Verdi Flourish – C987
- Happy Birthday Candle – C1373
- VersaColor Pinecone, clear embossing powder, Doily, Burlap texture plate, Seam binding, button, twine, Distress Tea Dye, Distress Brushed Corduroy, Liquid pearls, Pebbles pearlescent chalks, miscellaneous Copics, glimmer mist. Butterfly punch
Make 5x5 card base from Kraft cardstock. Cut Definition print from 6x6 Valise pack to 5x5 and cut 4” square from center creating a frame.
Cut 6x6 flower piece to 4-1/2” square and stamp Silhouette Branch and Verdi Flourish with Pinecone ink.
Stamp Gorgeous Bloom twice on Bubblegum Moroccan and Gorgeous Mini Bloom once with Pinecone ink. Emboss with clear embossing powder. Color with pearlescent chalks (I used my finger to apply). Cut out larger bloom – once the entire flower and once a smaller layer, Cut out mini bloom.
Texturize flowers with Burlap texture plate and sponge with Tea Dye ink
Cut out tag from 12x12 Valise Tickets Please and ink Birthday only with Pinecone ink and also candle (from end of stamp). Cut out tag and sponge edges with Brushed Corduroy
Now it’s time to get a little messy – spray doily, paper towel and unbleached coffee filter with glimmer mist or perfect pearls/water/reinker mix and dry with heat gun. It is easier to punch through the paper towel and coffee filter if you wrap it with a scrap of copy paper weight paper.
Assemble card using foam tape to raise frame and layers of flower. Apply liquid pearls as desired. Add messy bow and button. Bodies of butterflies were scraps from an eyelet lace border punch. (The seam binding was originally light mint green – I colored it with an R32 copic marker and spritzed it with water to crinkle it.)
Hope you're able to see the new Valise papers in person soon and the new dies are so detailed and beautiful - I received some of them in the mail today and can't wait to use them on a project - they cut beautifully.