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Dreams and Wishes

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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.

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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! 

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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.  

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Comments

Just beautiful card ! Love the watercolor technique and the bright color scheme...and the die...how fantastic is the die ?

WOW! What a way to showcase this beautiful butterfly! Perfect summer colors, too!

So pretty! Love how delicate your dies are!

I currently have all the butterfly dies and stamps and will have to add this to my list : ) . Thanks for sharing.

I really like the creative way you colored your butterfly! :>

Beautiful card! Colors are spectacular! Love the inking /spritzing process too!!!

love the spritzing

Gorgeous card- love the colours of the butterfly and really appreciate the time taken to share the technique with us.
Hugs,
Trish x

Beautiful butterfly!

This is an amazingly colourful technique and I just love that butterfly!

Hugs
Brenda

Fabulous! LOVE that butterfly! Thanks for showing us the technique!
DeniseB

Beautiful technique! Thanks for sharing! I love using my inks in new ways.

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