Monday, March 21, 2016

Best Wishes

Today's card features two of the new stamp sets revealed this month from Sparkle N Sprinkle, plus the new Dreamweaver butterfly stencil duo.  Donna's Stylin Sayings stamp set was used to create the background and the sentiment is from the Lucky Charm stamp set.

To start out, I used a pen to outline the butterfly stencil and then filled in the areas on the wings with the second stencil.  If you like Zentangle, or would like to try it, this would be a great way to get your feet wet.  Once everything was filled in, I used Copic markers to color the wings. Nuvo Crystal Drops and Nuvo Glitter Drops were used throughout project, including outlining the butterfly as well as filling in some of the circles inside the butterfly wings.  Sparkling Snow glitter was also added to various areas on the wings.  Once everything was dry, I fussy cut out the butterfly and began working on the background.

I started out with white cardstock and then stamped the brush stroke from the Donna's Stylin' Sayings set with Memento Ink (Dandelion and Tangelo) in various directions.  Then I began adding embossing powder.....lots of embossing powder :-).  I sprinkled on Super Thick Silver and Super Thick White on opposite corners and then heat set it from the bottom.  Once it was mostly melted, I heat set it from the top to make sure everything was melted.  These Super Thick embossing powders add lots of texture to any project and I love how you can layer them all together.  Once this was complete, I gently folded the wings of the butterfly so that I could pop dot them on the card for added dimension.

The sentiment was stamped onto Embossable Clear Acetate using Outer Space embossing powder.  Outer Space is a fun color.  It's not quite black, but it's not exactly dark blue either and it has lots of shimmer.  Then I die cut it using a Die-Versions die (Nesting Flowers).  I wanted the background to show through the sentiment, but I didn't want it to get lost either.  So I die cut a frame using the same set and heat embossed it with Clear embossing powder for a shiny look.

The focal panel was then adhered to a piece of cardstock dry embossed using the  Daisy Tiers embossing folder by Sue Wilson Designs.  This was then die cut using the largest Noble dies-Ornate Pierced Rectangles die by Sue Wilson Designs.  I wanted the card base to be slightly larger, so I used the largest die, traced around it onto white cardstock and then cut it with a paper trimmer.  To get the dots along the outside edge, I dry embossed it with the same die.  A bit of rick rack ribbon is the finishing touch for this card.


Annie said...

This is such a beautiful card Anne x love the wonderful colours and stunning background. The butterfly looks amazing

Tfs and best wishes
Annie x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Beautiful Spring card Anne! Great backgrounds for your gorgeous butterfly! Super make!

Lori Kobular said...

Love that gorgeous butterfly on your beautiful and bright card! Makes me smile!

Linda Simpson said...

Such a beautiful spring card, love the detail and design.
Linda xxx

jimlynn said...

I've never thought to use a stencil like that - and it's so pretty! Love all the Spring colors on this and all those wonderful details.

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is stunning, Anne!! The butterfly looks amazing!! I love the colors!! The details are gorgeous!! Love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Anne, this is so intricate! I love all the techniques and products you have utilized on this pretty winged creation! Your "dots" are perfectly aligned and such cheerful sunshiny colors! Beautiful! Hugs, de

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just beautiful! Love the bright cheery colors. The background is fun- love the dimension. The sentiment is very cool on the acetate too.

NanaConnie said...

Oh, Anne, what a gorgeous butterfly! Love all the glitter drops and crystal drops. Very effective.

April said...

How pretty and colorful! Love the shape of the card too.

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

I love the cross hatched brush strokes from the stamp set. This is stunning!!