Today I have a project I did with my team at our monthly meeting this week. We were focusing on new products from the Annual catalogue and this make-n-take sure uses lots of them!
|Thank you card featuring the Watercolour Wings stamp set.|
Now, there is a story to the butterflies. I had planned to use the Watercolour Wings stamp set to create my butterflies, which I did, to a point. When I opened my new stamps I discovered that rather than receiving two sheets of different stamps (which is the way it is supposed to come) I had two of the same sheet of stamps. That meant I was working with half a set, so I had to improvise. (Just so you know, Stampin' Up is sending me a whole new stamp set...they have awesome customer - and demonstrator - service!). To get the solid background for the two butterflies I first die cut the solid large butterfly from scrap card stock using the Bold Butterfly Framelits and the small one using the Butterflies Thinlits. Then, using the negative as a stencil, I sponged the two butterflies in Crushed Curry ink. I then could stamp the various texture stamps that I had from the Watercolour Wings set in Tangelo Twist and in Versamark so I could heat emboss in gold. Then I die-cut the two stamped images using the same dies I did to create the stencils.
I die cut the two detailed butterflies using the Butterflies Thinlits and the Bold Butterfly Framelits from gold foil sheets and adhered them over top of the stamped ones...they are a perfect fit.
The final touch was the addition of a sentiment using one of the Expressions Natural Elements...love those!
On the inside I stamped the smaller butterfly image (that was included on the half set I had) in Crushed Curry ink full strength and then again stamped off once and twice. I added the detail layer in Tangelo Twist ink in the same manner. The sentiment is also from the Watercolour Wings set and is stamped in Tangelo Twist.
|Inside view with sentiment from Watercolour Wings.|