Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Winged Beauties....Teaser Day 2!

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Day 2....and my heart is a flutter....ok, couldn't resist the pun :)

You can NEVER have enough butterflies! I find I use butterfly stamps and dies all the time! I did some fun techniquie kind of stamping while playing with this new "Winged Beauties" stamp set.

First I used the Winged Beauties Die-namics and cut out the front panel. I used a pencil to trace where my stamped images should go on the under panel.

For the stamping, I sprayed my craft sheet with both Lettuce and Wild Plum Adirondack Color Wash and dipped my butterfly stamp in it...this leads to an imperfect but stunning stamped result.  NO two butterflies are ever the same.

You can see a closer shot of just the butterflies to the left. Below is a look at the inside!

I cut out those pretty butterflies from my card front panel....might as well use one on the inside....This time I dragged one of the new BONUS "Large Scale Backgrounds" through the remainder of the ink on my craft sheet to stamp my butterfly die.

Note:
You qualify for this bonus "Large Scale Backgrounds" set with the purchase of $60 or more! There are 3 awesome bold patterns!

The sentiment stamped in yes.......beautiful Sweet Tooth Pigment ink that I am sure you probably picked up last month (if you didn't this stuff is AWESOME)!


Here is another Winged Beauty card to show you.....while I had my kraft sheet out an playing with technique. I thought I might as well do a little resist technique.

I stamped all the butterflies with Whipped Cream Pigment ink and clear embossed them. I then dragged my cardstock through the adirondack color wash that is on my craft sheet. Be sure to soak it well. Then I cut out my panel using the new Fancy Ticket STAX Die-namics and mounted it on a Fuse Green cardstock base....do you see one more Die-namics sneaking its' way into the background? Yes, that is a Mini Chicken Wire Die-namics!

OK.....SUPER FUN SHARING TIME IS NOW!

I have been DROOLING over all the super cute wood veneer embellishments that I have been seeing everywhere....but haven't been able to justify in my head buying a whole pack and only using a few from the pack! I think it is the "menno" in me. Sooooo.......

Why not make your own? I have a few sheets of Real Wood paper that I have been hoarding for just this purpose. I backed my real wood paper with an adhesive sheet (I have X-press it adhesive sheets) and then put it through my die cut machine with ANY of the many Die-namics I already have! I then cut another butterfly in kraft cardstock....peeled back my adhesive sheet and stacked them one on top of the other.....nice and thick! If I want a really thick little veneer I would do this maybe 3 times for the right thickness.

I took my copic marker to the light birch veneer that I own and made it a little darker. I also went around the rim to give it that cut look and the marker bleeds into the wood grain a bit too.....SCORE!
Look at this pretty stained wood veneer butterfly for the inside.....Just love it! I will be buying some more real wood paper so I can do this with many more of my Die-namics!

Here is my full supply list that is available on September 3rd!


Be sure to check out the MFT blog for all of todays' designer inspirations!

28 comments:

aileen (mum) said...

All those beautiful ideas. Totally agree, we can never have enough butterflies!

Tammy H said...

Wow. Stunning card. Love the veneer butterfly. Great idea.

Vicki said...

Totally love the veneer butterfly! Such a new take on the stamps!

Lisa Lynn said...

Love what you did with butterflies and the wood.

Barb said...

Love the wood die cuts! Beautiful...texture, colors...and fab layout too!

Barb said...

Love the wood die cuts! Beautiful...texture, colors...and fab layout too!

Elena said...

I like how you stamped the butterflies!

cairn1 said...


Love your ideas, great card.

loulou said...

Stunning cards. Love those yummy colours and the watercolour look. But by favourite is the stained wood. I gotta get me some to use with my dienamics

Mary Gillmarten said...

Sherrie, first, thanks for including the source of the wood paper even though Kim doesn't sell it (yet). Second, LOVE the water color with the butterflies, what a glorious technique! You've used so many techniques with these butterflies I just love them! And having the dies to go with them is wonderful! And those new album dies -- Kim is killing me with just the dies! I love the sentiment - Allow Your Creativity to Soar! It's so perfect! thank you so much for sharing your Creativity with us!

Angelique Vela said...

Beautiful, love your use of color.

wendy said...

gorgeous butterflies Sherrie, thanks for sharing

Paula Laird said...

A-Maz-Ing. Love the color washed butterflies and the wood butterflies and the resisted butterflies! This is techniquey goodness right here!

Kelli B. said...

I really like the color of the butterflies! What a great layout!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous work! Wow!

Gladys Cravitz said...

Love those butterflys - stunning results. Thank you sharing this fabulous technique, I must try this and now I can dig these out of my craft drawer

Colleen said...

Great cards, I just love how you did the butterflies.

Debbie Nelson said...

Love the veneer butterfly. Thank you for sharing!

Donna Brown said...

Such wonderful ideas!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

wow...your cards are awesome...so artistic!!

Celeste Goff said...

Love the technique you used on both cards...so very pretty! I adore that butterfly stamp set and die.

starqueen said...

Hi Sherrie,
Beautiful cards. Love your tip about die cutting wood veneer papers with dienamics. Thanks for shaing!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Sherrie! Gorgeous cards! Love the various techniques and the wood veneer butterfly! Thanks for the inspiration!

jan said...

Way to think outside the box! Very creative!

Auntie Em said...

Your cards are beautiful and I love the fun techniques you used. The colours are so pretty.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

These Are Absolutely Gorgeous! Love how those colors bleed together.

Pam W Merwin said...

You are right - you can NEVER have too many butterflies - love what you did with them on your cards!

Cathy said...

Such pretty cards! I love butterflies!