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Wed 06

Dreams and Wishes

Welcome back to our Outside the Box Blitz, introducing  the newest  Memory Box Dies and Stamps!  We have prizes and contests for you so enter to win some great dies  - leave comments on each blitz post here, or add your card featuring our dies to our Flickr group.  Details are listed at the bottom of this post.

Our Design Team is lined up and ready to share a rainbow of colorful projects with you.  Here's a summer-bright card featuring the coordinating Delia Butterfly 98353 and intricate Finn Butterfly 98351.

Begin by pressing the Citrus Splash ColorBox Multi-Color Inkpad onto an acrylic block (3.5" x 4.75" or larger).  Spritz the smoother side of 140# cold-pressed watercolor paper lightly with water.  Spritz the inked block three times and let the inks start blending.  Press the inked block firmly onto the paper.  Remove the block and tilt the paper to let any excess ink spread along the edges of the inked rectangle to create an area (about 5.5"x4.5") to diecut the Delia Butterfly.  Clean the acrylic block.

Heat-set the inks until they're just a bit damp.  Spray the paper with Gold Glow Smooch Spritz then quickly press the acrylic block onto the spritzed paper to disperse and spread the rich metallic shimmer.  Let the inks dry for a few more minutes, then heat-set them with a dry iron on the cotton setting.

Diecut the butterfly using the Metal Adapter Plate with the other plates required for thin metal dies.  (It's not an intricate die, but the Adapter helps cut through the heavy watercolor paper.)  Ink the edges with Pumpkin Pie.  Stamp Very Best B1359 on a scrap of the paper with Golf Course and ink the edges with Khaki Green.

Diecut the Finn Butterfly and antennae from Key Lime Distressed Dots using the Adapter and other plates.  

Stamp Vintage Dreams on Mango Dots with Khaki Green, trim it and ink the edges with Khaki Green. Attach the center of the Finn Butterfly and the antennae to the watercolor butterfly.  Attach the pieces to a 5.5" square card of Cream Textured Cardstock - use foam dots for the wing tips and greeting. Attach three gold mini-brads below the greeting.   Hope you like the card and have fun with the technique - your results will be beautiful and unique each time! 


Be sure to leave visit our blog throughout the day and leave your comments on each post  by 11:59 PM (EST) each day throughout the blitz.  You could be the next daily winner - so check back often for more design ideas  and to see if you're the winner.

And for another chance to win...enter our Flickr card contest.  Just create a card featuring Memory Box Dies and upload it to the Memory Box Group there by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday June 14, 2012.  Here's the link:    http://www.flickr.com/groups/1428888@N20/).  Two winning cards will be selected and featured on our blog on June 15th.  




LOVE LOVE LOVE this! What an interesting look that stamping on the dotted paper gives!! Great card!

This is just beautiful! The colors are so...right! It reminds me of the fullness of Spring, the peak of color perfection, and takes us into the vibrant excitement of Summer, all in one card! Thank you so much!

What a beautiful design and die cut! Thanks for the tutorial on applying the multi color ink pad to a block and transferring the color to paper for this wonderful result. Love the patterned paper overlay on the butterfly!

The colors caught my eye right away! Beautifully done.

Love the way the colors blend and shine! GOT to try this! The butterfly die is beautiful!

Wow, that is one gorgeous butterfly! The colors from the pigment pad are amazing, must try this technique!

Oh my! This is just beautiful. I love the green dot paper and the beautiful background! Thanks so much for showing us how to make it, too.

Can I just say how much I LOVE your butterfly dies????? They never cease to impress me with their detail and beauty. Thank you for blessing us with your creativity!

That butterfly is seriously beautiful! tFS!

Memory Box.....new dies are sure to be favorites! Love all the card examples!

I think the butterfly dies are some of my FAVORITE MB dies!

That is truly gorgeous!

Thanks for the tut and creative way to use the butterfly dies!

The shine effect on the butterfly is so beautiful.

Wow this is gorgeous, love the spritzed rainbow effect and such a lovely intricate butterfly die....another must-have : )

How sweet! Love the new product!

How beautiful and so shimmery...just like a real butterfly! Love the new dies in the release...savin' my pennies!!!
Paper Hugs,

I love, love all the butterfly dies, but these new ones are beautiful. I can never get them as my store is always sold out the moment they get a new shipment in on the butterflies.
I finally got the big one and I am so sorry I just bought it and can't remember the name, but can't wait to use it and maybe for this contest.
I could have sworn that you made that beautiful butterfly from vellum that you then colored it is that gorgeous.

Thank you for the new dies that I have fallen in love with, as with all the others. :)

What a beautiful butterfly - love the colors and how you made it shine. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win some of the great new dies!

I can't wait to try this with some of my Memory Box dies. Just beautiful. Would love to win some dies.

I love the butterfly and the technique - thanks so much! It is really beautiful and I am off to get out my watercolor paper and give it a try!

Ahhh . . . this is a fresh and amazing way to create a stunning background. TFS! Hugz, ~ Rose

I love the effect of the watercolour look with that butterfly! Gorgeous!

love this butterfly card.

Lovely card and thanks for the stamping technique info! ;-)

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