Thursday, 28 September 2017

Wings ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I’ve been going through the bags of snippets in the hope of shrinking their weight, lol, and I created this card …

A 145mm square card
This will be a hand delivery
All the yummy details
The beautiful butterfly
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges

I created this card by the following steps:

1. I attached a stencil to white card and tapped through with a Versamark ink pad.

2. I removed the stencil and I added different colours of UTEE onto the card, adding each one and then tipping it off before adding the next so that my colours weren’t contaminated.

3. I used my heat tool to melt each colour, adding more UTEE once that colour popped so that I could create a coloured metal background. I did have to re-attach the stencil at one point and tap over again as the UTEE got too cold, but I’m sure you all know this technique.

4. I stamped the butterfly with Versafine ink pad and coloured with Luminarte H2O Twinkling watercolours, I was attempting to catch the look of enamelling.

5. I die cut the sentiment and flower then fussy cut the butterfly and played around with the layout but I opted to keep this card fairly simple because of the stunning metallic background.

It always amazes me how a piece of paper or card can be altered with some powder and heat. That’s especially so when it comes to UTEE, it doesn’t take much of it to create a metal or metallic background. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Tim Holtz CMS213 Perspective stamp set
Pronty 30cm x 30cm Characters stencil
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Sizzix Original Green Die: Fabulous
Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; spray water bottle

Card Paper:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
Craft UK 145mm Kraft square card
Tim Holtz idea-ology Kraft Glassine paper (retired)
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Luminarte H2O watercolours
UTEE: brass; bronze; gold; red (all of these are retired)
Versamark IP
Washi tape
Collall all purpose glue
Double sided tape


Liz said...

Beautiful card, Karen, the butterfly is stunning!

Good luck reducing your snippets pile. Don't you know that they multiply when you aren't looking? ;-) xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Great way to use up some of those ever increasing odds and ends, all the best in the Fly Away Challenge and Thank you for sharing with us at That's Crafty. Tracey.

Craftyfield said...

Your snippet problem does strike a chord... Sadly my scraps mountain keeps growing even though I do try and use some bits, the stuff seems to self generate!
What a beautiful shine on your card! Lovely make for our Country View challenge, thanks for showing us.

Sandra said...

Such a fabulous card, love the metallic looking embossed background and the butterfly is amazing. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Cara said...

A great snippets card! Glad to hear that it's not just me that has that problem! Hope you're keeping well x

Monika Gulyas said...

What a great card!!! Thank you for joining the September challenge of the Country View Challenges!!!

Virginia Lu said...

So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work!