Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Love is like a Butterfly

 I have a new technique I tried today that I thought I would share with you.  To create the background for this card I used the largest Spellbinders "Exquisite Circles" die to cut an opening in the front panel then inserted the die cut doily piece back inside the frame.  Here is how I did that.

 I started with a 5.75 x 5.75" piece of white card stock and placed the Exquisite Circle a little high, taped it in place, and die cut it.  Before removing the die, I used the Tim Holtz Blending Tool and sponged on Milled Lavender Distress Ink over all the part around the large circle then  sponged over the die and part way inside the die.  This left a really cool effect!

 Once I took the die off the card stock, this is what I had.  The two pieces each ended up with a white edge.  Love that look especially when made dimensional.

My base card is 6x6" square. I added dimensional tape all around the edges of the larger piece, and around the die cut area, and attached it to the base card.  For a lot of dimension, you might need to add a double layer of tape, depending on the thickness of the tape.   Next I used double sided tape on the back of the circle and placed in down inside the elevated outside piece.  You can see the dimension by looking at the top portion of the die cut circle in this picture.   

Next I added one of the Spellbinders "Moroccan Accents" in the center with dimensional tape.  The Memory Box Moon Light Butterfly and Kaleidoscope Butterfly were layered and it was also attached with a small piece of dimensional tape.  The Moonlight butterfly was also sponged with the Milled Lavender Distress Ink.

The pretty butterfly corner is the Cheery Lynn "Butterfly In" die and the upper corner die cuts are the Cheery Lynn "Lace Deco Corner".  The sentiment is from the JustRite "Winged Vintage Labels Two & Three" stamp set.

Products used:
Spellbinders, Exquisite Circles, S4-384
Spellbinders, Moroccan Accents, S5-064
Cheery Lynn, Lace Deco Corner, B162
JustRite, Winged Vintage Labels Two & Three, CR-04465
Cheery Lynn, Butterfly In, B205
Memory Box, Kaleidoscope Butterfly, 98261
Memory Box, Moonlight Butterfly, 98260



Rachel B. said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the tutorial!

DebsPaperPetals said...

Selma, This card is just lovely - I really like the technique, and will try it out! Thank you for the inspiration!

Deb K

Anonymous said...

Such a dainty design. It is gorgeous. Thanx for the tut.


Catherine D said...

It's a lovely card ! And it's a great idea ! Thanks for the tuto. I always find inspiration on your blog !

redwasher1 said...

Selma, I love it!! What great ides and can't wait to try it.

Joan Fricker said...

Beautiful card Selma. Love your new technique!

craftieodmae said...

so soft and elegant! Love it!

Bonnie Weiss said...

This is a classic beauty Selma. Love the effect you used and thank you for writing the tutorial for the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing Selma.

Patricia Gessner said...

Love this card! It is stunningly beautiful!! Wouldn't someone love to receive this in the mail!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, dainty card Selma. Very generous of you to share your personal technique - it really is eye catching. Thank you.

Mary Mac

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I love butterflies and that background is stunning. You are so talented and we are so lucky to have you share all these techniques with us.

Hugs, Tricia

loftylass said...

Great effect Selma - I'll be giving this a try. tfs
Heather (UK)


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