Measurements: image panel 1 ½ x 2 11/16 plus 1/16 and 1/18 borders, striped panel 1 ½ x 4 ½ plus 1/16 border, floral panel 1 ½ x 3 ½ plus 1/16 border, polka dot panel 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 plus 1/16 border
-The image panel is water colored using re inkers for color and artist brush.
-The out of the box feature is very easy by cutting to the image with the regular paper cutter on the front, marking the image on the back while holding to a light source then use the paper cutter again to cut to the mark. Scissor cut the image out. My paper cutter is a guillotine style. A Coluzzle and craft knife was used to cut between the tulips.
-The butterflies were paper sculpted using metal ball stylus (two with a total of four metal ball sizes) and glittered on the body with Art Glitter Adhesive and Stampin Up Dazzling Diamonds.
-The pearls are attached with Diamond Glaze (any lacquer product will work). To make the process fast and easy I squeeze a drop of lacquer onto a waxed paper (I repurpose the paper that stickers and labels are purchased on), touch the end of a large corsage pin to the lacquer then to the back of the gem which picks it up, position it on the image and press down with a finger, there is a little time to slide the gem into position if needed before it sticks tight.
-To keep the panel even on the card, there is a narrow strip of paper and cardstock attached to the underside of the striped and tulip panels so that makes two designer paper and two rose red cardstock strips that are attached to the right end of the tulips panel.
ENVELOPE: The tulips are colored with Prismacolor pencils, baby oil and paper stumps using the Gamsol technique foun in the resources forum here at SCS. Baby oil replaces the Gamsol.
Tools: Martha Stewart butterfly and picket fence punches, metal ball stylus, Stampin Up ticket punch, artist brush, corsage pin, Coluzzle and craft knife, paper stumps
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 GMT Views: 4745
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Tue, Mar 30, 2010 @ 8:31 PM
I love how you've given such a fresh look to Both-Way Blossoms! This is just wonderful! As always, thanks for keeping those sketches coming our way! :)
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