258 posts categorized "Butterflies"

01/07/2020

Tue 07

Cherish- Adore
by Michelle Bala

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Hello again! Michelle here,  sharing a slimline card I created using Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out craft die, Leafy Heart craft die, Gloriosa Butterfly Duo Outlines craft die and Big and Little Valentine's clear stamp set.

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The slimline card measures 3 1/2 by 8 1/2. I trimmed the top panel and used the Double Stitch Loving Heart dies and cut three windows. I splattered some gold paint over the panel. After I die cut the Leafy Heart I used the same gold paint and brushed the leaves.  I adhered the die cut Leafy Heart to the middle heart window. Adhere the top panel to the aqua card base using foam tape. 

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I colored the die cut butterflies with Copic Marker shades BG13 and BG18; W5 and W7. Adhere the butterflies to the card. I added some stickles clear glitter glue to the butterflies and Leafy Heart. I inked up some cardstock with the same teal markers and embossed the sentiments with gold embossing powder. For a finishing touch I scattered some sequins.

Thank you for stopping by!

I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have!

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01/04/2020

Sat 04

Happy Thoughts
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. Today I wanted to share a card that I thought was fitting to start the new year.  I think all of us could use a little positivity to begin 2020.

Before I talk about today's card, I want to talk about the embossing folder I have used in my last couple samples.  It is called Shining Mandala and will actually be part of the February release. Consider the samples a preview of what is to come. I was sent the folder early and didn't realize that it wasn't part of the January release.  I apologize for not noticing my mistake. The tutorial works for the new Heart Bouquet 3D folder, which is the embossing folder that is currently available.  I hope you will anticipate the next 3D folder that will be coming shortly.

For today's card, I used a couple of my favorite art supplies... Distress Oxide inks and Pan Pastel chalks.

I started by creating a background:

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I started with white cardstock, sponged it with some Distress Oxide inks and then splattered the whole thing with water to get the splotches.

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To color the butterfly, I sponged the butterfly with Pan Pastel chalks that I thought matched the colors in my background.

The new Pinpoint Leaf Circle Collage die makes a nice frame for the card.  It runs through your die cut machine like any other die and creates a pinpoint pattern of leaves as it cuts out the center of the circle.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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07/18/2019

Thu 18

Say Thanks with a Glittered Side Butterfly by Jean Okimoto

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A glittery yellow butterfly from the Side Butterfly Circle adds sparkle to a summer thank you card.  Add a casual greeting from the Bold Friendly Greetings Clear Stamp Set - and you're done!  Hi again, Jean Okimoto here with a summer-y design today.  

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Cut watercolor paper with the 3-¼" Circle Basics die.  Pressure-emboss it with the Side Butterfly Circle using the plates and embossing mat required for your machine.  Color the three flowers with watercolor pencils.  .

Diecut Side Butterfly Circle from watercolor paper.  Layer it over the embossed watercolor paper circle.  

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Attach lined doublestick tape to the top of white cardstock and cut the solid butterfly background.   Cut the detailed butterfly from gold mirror cardstock.  Attach the detailed butterfly to the adhesive-covered solid background.  Brush yellow glitter onto the exposed adhesive.  

Prep the smoother side of watercolor paper with the powder tool.  Stamp the greeting - from the Bold Friendly Greetings Clear Stamp Set - on the watercolor paper with VersaMark.  Emboss it with the new Mboss orange embossing powder.  Trim it.

Attach everything to a side-folded A-2 card of green cardstock - use foam dots for the top half of the butterfly and the greeting.  

Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend!

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07/17/2019

Wed 17

Big Butterfly Wing Birthday Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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Personalize a summer birthday design with a Big Butterfly Wing in the recipient's favorite colors.  Add a quick greeting from the Poppystamps Birthday  Blowout Clear Stamps Set - then top it off with glitter and gem stickers.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a classic,  favorite butterfly die set from my Memory Box stash.

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Cut white cardstock with the 3-¾" x 5" Rectangle Basics die.  Cut it with Big Butterfly Wing.  

Cut watercolor paper with the 3-½" x 4-¾" Rectangle Basics die.  Paint it - in an area larger than the butterfly diecut - with diluted Kaleidacolor dye ink.  Air-dry the inks, then spritz it lightly with water.  Heat-set it.  Splatter it with some of the dye inks and heat-set it again.

Attach the butterfly outline over the watercolor paper.  Insert and attach the detailed diecut.  

Cut the center/antennae section from turquoise glittered cardstock.  

Stamp the greetings - from the Poppystamps Birthday Blowout Clear Stamps Set - on light turquoise cardstock with Purple Delight VersaFine Clair.

Attach everything to a 5-½" square lavender card.  Add turquoise gem stickers.  

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Big thanks to everyone from last weekend's BUTTERFLY WISHES and SUMMER DESIGNS FROM BIRCH PRESS + POPPYSTAMPS classes at Impress!  I appreciate how so many of you took both classes.   Thanks too - Jenny for  bringing snacks and munchies for everyone again.  Thanks to Thalia - for lending me your brand-new Floating Butterfly because senior moments made me forget my diecuts at home.  Thank you also to Erin and Lynne for helping everyone fill their shopping baskets.

Happy 32nd Birthday to Impress!  Celebrate this great event and enjoy a 25% shopping discount on Saturday July 20th.  Bring your wishlist of Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Designs products and take advantage of this special savings.  Online shoppers - happy 32 is the code for this special sale.

Thanks for visiting - see you again tomorrow!

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07/07/2019

Sun 07

Big Butterfly Wing and the Rose Bouquet Clear Stamps and Die Set by Jean Okimoto

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Sunny days bring butterflies and flowers - combine them on a watercolored card and you're ready for any occasion!  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a card featuring two of my favorite designs  - Big Butterfly Wing and the Rose Bouquet Clear Stamps and Die Set.  We're using just the stamps here, but you'll want the matching dies to extend the versatility of this great floral design.

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Brush diluted Kaleidacolor Dye Inks onto the smoother side of watercolor paper.  I like to use a 6" square of watercolor paper to pick a pretty mix of colors for the stamped area.  Dry the inks, then give it a light spritz of water to add some little specks of color variation.  Air-dry it.  Cover it with a scrap of paper and press it with a dry iron on the cotton setting to smooth it out and prep it for stamping.

Stamp Rose Bouquet with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair and emboss it with detail clear powder.  Add some additional color to the top flower, little round seedpods or berries and the flower centers.

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Cut smooth white cardstock with the 5-¼" x 4" Rectangle Basics die.  Cut the rectangle with Big Butterfly Wing.  Save the diecut for another project, we're using the offcut here. Cut the antennae and center section from dark gray cardstock.

Cut the stamped watercolor paper with the 5" x 3-¾" Rectangle Basics die.  No measuring needed - and it'll fit neatly behind the cutout without any watercolored edges peeking out along the sides.

Stamp "wishing"  - also from the stamp set - on a scrap of watercolored paper with Morning Mist.  Dry the ink, then trim it with the smallest Rectangle Basics die.

Attach the diecuts to a top-folded 5-½" square card of textured white cardstock - use foam dots for the greeting.  Add turquoise gem stickers.

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Stamp the remainder of the greeting on smooth white cardstock with Morning Mist and attach it inside the card with foam dots.

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Hope you'll experiment with different techniques - and supplies - and create your unique version of this bold summer design.  Have fun with it!

Big thanks to everyone from the BUTTERFLY WISHES class on July 4th!  I appreciate how you spent a few hours of your holiday creating cards with me at Impress.  Special thanks to Elaine for your cute and sweet patriotic candy treats!  And thanks Ann and LaVonne for working on a holiday and helping us fill those shopping baskets.  We're having a second BUTTERFLY WISHES class - along with the new SUMMER COLLECTIONS FROM BIRCH PRESS & POPPYSTAMPS class - on July 13th.  Looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend!

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Thursday...

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05/16/2019

Thu 16

You Make Me Smile Card
by Isha Gupta

Hello Everyone! It’s Isha today sharing a Clean and Simple card using various embossing powders onto the die-cuts.

Clean and Simple doesn’t mean you can’t play with techniques you love. It’s simply lots of white space. Today, I decided to play with some special embossing powders.

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I started by creating a white card base. I then cut a white mat layer and die-cut a circle. I adhered a piece of vellum behind the circle. I sponged some distress ink onto the cardbase where the circle will come.

Adhere the mat layer to the cardbase.

I die-cut the floral wreath, applied versamark ink and added white pearl WOW! embossing powder. I adhered the wreath around the circle. I die-cut the butterfly, applied the versamark ink and embossed using WOW! Black Magic embossing powder. This makes the butterfly look so pretty and unique.

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To finish, I stamped and embossed the sentiment and adhered it to the butterfly.

Hope you enjoyed this CAS card using specialty embossing powders. Have a nice day!

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05/13/2019

Mon 13

"expect miracles", Sofia Butterfly, and Cottage Flower Circle Frame
by Anne Thompson

Today's card got me playing with pearlized alcohol inks, blending solution and alcohol ink cardstock.

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To start I put drops of the alcohol inks onto the alcohol ink cardstock followed by drops of the blending solution.  Because these are pearl inks I had to shake the bottles a bit first to mix in the pearlized material.  I used a straw held close to the paper and blew the inks around a bit.  I kept adding ink and blending solution, blowing it around with the straw, until I liked the way it looked.

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Then I used the paintbrush soaked with blending solution to spatter the design.  This added interesting little drops and more texture.

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From this panel I die cut the Cottage Flower Circle Frame and adhered it to the front of the top-fold notecard.

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You can see in this closeup photo where I added the extra flower sprig to the inside right-hand side of the circle frame and used tiny pearls for the flower centers.

I repeated the inks and blending solution process to make another panel for cutting out the Sofia Butterfly.

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I stamped "expect miracles" in the lower left corner after popping the butterfly on the upper left.  I rounded the bottom corners of the card and added a small white bow with a pearl in its center.  Done!  Another card ready for almost any occasion.

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I wish photos could show more easily the shine on these die cut pieces.  The pearlized inks glisten on the alcohol ink cardstock and look almost like enamel.  I also love the way that two colors of ink blend to create more colors.  I can tell that I'm going to need a larger supply of alcohol ink cardstock for future projects!

Happy Crafting!

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04/24/2019

Wed 24

Thinking of You Card
by Isha Gupta

Hello Everyone! It’s Isha today sharing a Clean and Simple card, which also happens to be the theme for the April challenge too.

Clean and Simple doesn’t mean you can’t play with techniques you love. It’s simply lots of white space.

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I started by creating a white card base. I then added a bit of shimmerz paints to create the background wash. I then die-cut the circle frame in white and added a bit of pink color to it too. Let this panel dry.

I diecut the butterfly parts. To the back solid piece, I stamped and embossed part of the Lilac flower using white embossing powder. Sponge distress ink to this.

Apply lots of Spectrum Noir clear shimmer to the top part of the butterfly. Layer them together.

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Stamp and emboss the sentiment. Assemble everything together. To finish add some gems.

Hope you enjoyed ths CAS card with emboss resist technique. Have a nice day!

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03/17/2019

Sun 17

Making Stencils out of Your Metal Dies
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends.  I don't know about you, but I am always looking for ways to get more use out of my dies.  For my card today, I decided to make a stencil out of my Butterfly Frond  die.

To start, you are going to need a blank stencil.  It is basically a solid piece of plastic that is a good thickness for a stencil.  I bought mine from the Crafter's Workshop, but if you Google "blank stencil sheets," you will see that there are a lot of options.

When I cut out my die from the blank stencil sheet, I was left with a circle and a circle stencil with my fronds:

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Next, I placed the large circle onto some white cardstock and sponged the open area with blue and green PanPastel chalks (Turquoise and Phthalo Green).

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You can see that my chalk is much lighter than the finished project.  Well, I wasn't done yet!  Next, I left my circle stencil on my cardstock and added my frond stencil to the center of my circle. 

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Once it was in place, I sponged over the whole thing with Versamark ink and a sponge.

I removed the frond stencil and left the circle stencil.  In this picture, you can lightly see the Versamark ink.  The fronds don't have any ink because they were covered with the stencil:

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Finally, I rubbed over the whole thing with the same exact colors of chalk.  Don't worry, rubbing the chalk on top will not smudge your Versamark ink.  You can see how the areas that had sponged Versamark ended up much darker and the areas that were covered by the frond stencil only have the first layer of color:

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To finish the card, I added the butterfly form the die set, added my sentiment and added a stitched circle around the frond scene for extra embellishment.

I hope you will consider making some stencils out of your dies.  There are so many possibilities for using your new stencils.

Have a great weekend!

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03/15/2019

Fri 15

Thanks for Your Kindness
by Melissa Rusk

Hi friends! Today I have a card that could work for a lot of different occasions. The Butterfly Frond die is perfect for Spring, Easter or just because.

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I die cut the Butterfly Frond die in a white paper and then used my Copic markers to color the leaves and the butterfly. I cut a circle in a similar size from the Circle Basics set and used the Broken China Distress Oxide ink to color it in. When you spray the oxide ink with water it creates this fun textured look to the paper.IMG_9216

When I glued the butterfly together I just put a dot of glue on the body so that the wings could stand up. I took a pencil and curled them around it a little to add dimension. An enamel dot completes the butterfly body.

I stamped the sentiment from the Springtime Typewriter Sentiments set to finish off my card. Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
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