Today I'm sharing a card that I made this month for the Upscale Swap Group. I used the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die (pg. 206 IB&C) to cut out a butterfly from Confetti White cardstock and stamped one of the images from the Elements of Style stamp set on it (pg. 133 IB&C). I used the Confetti White cardstock because that type of cardstock works better when you are watercoloring an image.The image was watercolored with blender pens and ink pads - Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, and Daffodil Delight. Some Basic Pearls were added for the butterfly body. I also used the Bring On the Cake stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog (pg. 13). I love word stamp sets! I really get my money's worth from them as I use them over and over again. Of course, there's that Framed Tulips embossing folder again. Love it!
I was so pleased with how this card turned out, that I used the same idea on a name tag. Those of us who attend the monthly Tickled Ink meetings thought that name tags would be a good idea, so we had a "contest". This was my creation.
The elements are basically the same, although I used some of the colored metal (non-Stampin' Up!) for the background and for the letters. The letters are cut with white metal using the Serif Essentials Alphabet Bigz die (pg. 207 IB&C) and then were run through the Big Shot with the Elegant Lines embossing folder (pg. 214 IB&C). I then sanded the tops lightly with a sanding block to bring out the silver underneath.
Here's a close-up of one of the butterflies on my tag. I used the Basic Rhinestones for this body. Definitely a blinged-up tag!
Until next time...
~ ~ To love what we do and share what we love, As we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments, In this we make a difference! (Stampin' Up! Statement of the Heart) ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Sharing ideas and inspiration for stamping, scrapbooking, and other paper crafting. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Jayne Stenstrom - Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 1998 - www.jaynestamps.com
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Elements of Style on Beautiful Butterfly
Posted by Jayne Stenstrom at 5:53 PM
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Great cards - I'll have to make my own versions using the butterflies - great idea! I'm so happy to see someone with the same spelling of Jayne...though it's my middle name!ReplyDelete
Thanks! Jayne is my middle name too! My folks always called all of us by our middle names. (It is a cool spelling too!)
wow~ the most beautiful butterflies ever! love all the coloring and the detail!ReplyDelete
Amazing card, Jayne! Thanks for sharing! I might have to case this! Thanks for leaving a comment in my blog which led me to yours! Hugs, kay - Creations on PaperReplyDelete
Amazingly good idea for the butterfly. This is something worth casing.ReplyDelete