Sunday, April 19, 2015

Flutterby Butterfly

Hello Friends,

Today I am  using one card to do triple duty! First, I am entering the Simon Monday Challenge: In the Middle. I am also entering the House of Cards with a color and photo inspiration that focuses on butterflies. And lastly, Simon Wednesday Challenge: Make Your Own Background.. Wow.. that is a lot of resources to pull from but wow what fun it was!!

Entering Challenges:
Simon Monday Challenge: In the Middle
House of Cards: Add a butterfly and/or color inspiration
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Make Your Own Background

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog         

My other idea for this card came from my doctors office. While waiting with my paper sheet over my exposed body I noticed this chair and thought 'This would make a great background for a card.' Weird I know, but really it was so interesting I just had to copy it on a card... well.... sometime..

Well here is that 'sometime' and here is my card I hope you enjoy it!!

This is a great way to use all those little stamps
that come in sets.
Stamping on CS adds dimension to the focal image.
Coloring on the back side of the butterfly gives the butterfly
a sense of translucency  
Embossing the butterfly gives it some shine!
Butterfly with light behind its wings. The vellum is colored on the back
which creates just beautiful color.
Okay so this is how I did it:
  1. Created my card base to A2: 4.25" x 5.5"
  2. Die cut using this Papertrey cover plate with scrap paper
  3. Lightly spray mounted the cover plate mask and adhered it to my card base.
  4. Masked off each circle with post-it notes and stamped a butterfly/butterflies in that circle.
  5. Sponged the inside of the circles a very light gray for some contrast.
  6. Took of circle plate mask.
The Butterfly focal image:
  1. Stamped the butterfly on white CS and on vellum.
  2. The vellum butterfly was heat embossed using silver powder.
  3. Fussy cut the vellum butterfly and die cut a circle around the CS butterfly.
  4. Colored the back of the vellum using Prismacolor pencils and adhered only the body to the CS butterfly.
  5. Lightly sponged a blue border around the circle. 
  6. Added a black circle border for the focal image.
  1. Chose clear acrylic sentiment and added to the acrylic block while shaping it fit the curve of the circle. Stamped. 
  2. Chose 'hello' sentiment and stamped. 
Lots of little steps to form one big beautiful design.. I hope you enjoyed your stay and I thank you for stopping by. Please don't forget to leave a comment! I enjoy what you have to say good, great, or otherwise. Take care and I will see you soon! 

All the best,


Monika Reeck said...

Tooo beautiful
clever choose the colors
and I made last night butterfly card too
see my last post sweety
I love your Own BG Idea
and thanks for joining us at HOC challenge
Monika (DT at HOC)

Monika Reeck said...

and clever use that stencil too
I love your idea Shawna yeah...clever girl

Dawn T said...

This is very pretty Shawna. Great butterfly

Lin said...

I love your treatment of our "make your own background" challenge, Shawna! It made such a unique card with your beautiful butterfly focal point! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Lisa Young said...

Beautiful card!! The background is stunning!! Love the butterfly!!

Mynn xx said...

This is STUNNING! I adore that layered butterfly, the fabulous embossing, and the wonderful background! Thank you SO MUCH for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Mynn xx said...

Sorry, I meant thank you SO MUCH for joining us at HOUSE OF CARDS! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Dana Joy said...

Stunning card. Beautiful butterfly. Thanks for playing with us at House of Cards.

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