Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Friends make the world a better place

Greetings, finally I am getting a bit of time to work on some challenge cards.  Today's card is made for two challenges.  The design and photo inspiration are from Muse#83, and I have used several new to my stash items, the two butterfly dies, the stamp set, and I am trying those offset geometric panels for the first time and for that I am entering this the Die Cut Diva's September Challenge New Things.


First I cut the butterfly background from watercolor paper (Canson), I wet it down and lightly tapped some water off.  Then I smoohsed ink from Distress Ink pads (picked raspberry and barn door) on my craft sheet and added them to the butterfly base with a paint brush. Next the black outline butterfly was cut.

While everything was drying I cut the two panels, and embossed the white one with a Lifestyle embossing folder (Springtime set of 2). I then layerd them to the card base (Stampin Up-Strawberry Slush). Lastly, I heat embossed on vellum the sentiment from Jillybean Soup (handwritten sentiments) using Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear embossing powder. I adhered this to the front panels with tiny bits of tombow glue behind the big letters.

Lastly two pearls were colored black with a sharpie and the butterfly was assembled and attached to the card with 1/8 inch foam dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

  1. Boy did you make good use of your new goodies, Cat! This is absolutely fabulous--love the black lacy butterfly on top of the beautifully watercolored paper!

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  2. Beautifully done, Cat! Love that embossed panel!

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  3. Cat, this is SO gorgeous! I love the contrast and the vellum; and also the font of the sentiment. Great job with this one.

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  4. Beautiful, feminine, just lovely.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  5. Love the embossed panel and that big sentiment is fabulous!

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  6. Such a pretty card Cat! love the butterfly and embossing!

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  7. Love the 'reversal' of the colours! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

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  8. Super lovely, love the touch of embossing too! WOW SUper lovely card!

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  9. Awesome take! Love the black on top of the bfly -- Fabulous card

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  10. Gosh, I've really gotten behind on your blog...I apologize!
    Another really beautiful card, Cat! I love your butterfly, and the embossed panel is so pretty! Loving the sentiment you chose for this card, too...it looks fabulous on vellum!

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