Well, I got waaay behind on Amy's challenges and have actually skipped a few to do this one because I wanted this design.
I used the retired Ferns set on the big green background, which is a piece of designer cardstock from Basic Grey. I stamped in Basic Black dye ink and then ran that piece through the Cuttlebug using the Mesh embossing folder. I find that using designer papers in the Cuttlebug folders causes the papers to slightly tear a bit. But I can make that less noticeable if I sponge a similar color of ink over the white parts lightly.
I pressed some strips of thicker vellum onto the French Script background stamp which was inked up with Baroque Burgundy ink and sponged a bit with black ink. I attached the strips with a mono adhesive only where it would be hidden behind the butterfly feature. I tied one end of the black zigzag ribbon and glued it down and around with mono. I did a fancy cut on the end that was tied.
For the butterfly feature, I stamped the butterfly from the retired Wonderful Wings set in Brilliance Graphite Black craft ink. Then I sprinkled Detail Black embossing powder over it, tamped off, and heat-embossed it. Then I painted it with many different Twinkling H2Os which gave it a shimmery appearance. They dry quickly, which I love. I stamped the word stamp from Birthday Greetings and finished the piece off with a few squirts from the Inkworx air art gun and Basic Black and Old Olive markers. I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to line everything up where I wanted it. I adhered the butterfly feature with Dimensionals and added a little Diamond Glaze (Crystal Effects) to the Dimendionals to help them adhere better to the cuttlebugged surface.
Thanks for looking!
Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2007 GMT Views: 1940
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Basic Black, Baroque Burgundy, Almost Artichoke
Accessories: Markers: Basic Black, Old Olive, Inkworx air art gun, Detail Black EP, misc. Twinkling H2Os, water brush, sponge, black zigzag ribbon, Dimensionals, Diamond Glaze, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Cuttlebug "Mesh" embossing folder
Registered: July 18, 2004 Location: Poulsbo, WA Posts: 5747
Thu, Jun 07, 2007 @ 5:09 AM
Dang me! Thank you for the great instructions! I am gonna see what I can do with this design. I have all the things mentioned, except the air art gun so when I get a moment - uh, make that an hour....... Beautiful!
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