Thanks for popping in. What a difference a day makes! Much colder here this morning, compared to yesterday. I opened the back door, and the two Vikings dashed out, ready to take on the world again. Took a quick turn of the wheelbarrow – and shot back into the warm kitchen !!
Here’s one for the Blog Tutorial Library..
A fresh and zesty card, using those fabulous Butterfly stamps illustrated by Cherry Green, which sold out last week on HOCHANDA.
The good news is that we’ve made some more! I didn’t get to show off this demo, so here it is, broken down into simple steps.
- Pick a Designer paper. Amazonia is fabulous! You want a piece about 6×6 inches. Keep the rest for the banners and butterflies.
- Ink up the bubble/seed stamps with Red Geranium, and randomly stamp diagonally across the 6×6 inch paper piece, top left to bottom right.
- Stamp the little silhouette butterflies randomly in red too.
- Let’s do the front banners next. Flip the designer paper scraps and use the back. it will give you a superb contrast.
- Pencil in the swallow tails at the base, ready to cut.
- Stamp up the large rose off the banner and add mask.
- Add more bubble/seeds and leaves.
- Add shadow with a make up sponge and the same red ink.
- Stamp the small butterflies from the Create Art in Colour Set onto scraps, and cut them out.
- Use a black Posca Pen to edge the banners.
- Lightly colour in the seedheads with a red pencil.
- Assemble the pieces. Glue the banners into place
- Curl the wings of the butterflies by rolling around a pencil before you attach on the body only with a strip of 3mm red skin double-sided tape.
- Run the Posca pen around the whole outer piece now, allow to dry, then attach to a sheet of white stencil card.
- Card or wall art? You decide. The artwork measures 6×6 inches, so it will sit perfectly in a 6×6 inch rebate, which is the 9x9inch Frame and Panel.
- On the 9×9 inch panel, make little registration marks exactly where the artwork has to sit to take the frame exactly.
- Lower the frame down on the artwork BEFORE you attach anything.
- Does it fit right?
Black or white? You decide. If you want it black, then simply paint the frame. A brayer and black paint is easy.
There we have it; looks complex. Isn’t. Just one sheet of double-sided Designer paper and a little fussy cutting. Done.
Here are the ingredients, all in one place…CLICK HERE. The stamp prices are still super good, and the Designer paper and Stampboard bundles are on offer too.
Love and Hugs