Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Make it Sparkle - Another Butterfly Card
Our team meeting is coming up on Sunday and the theme for our swap is "Make it Sparkle". I thought this would be an easy swap, as it could be a card or 3D project that sparkles. Well, it ended up not being so easy afterall! I was looking at my tri-shutter card earlier today, and wondered how it would look if I made it as a standard card size and added some Iridescent Ice embossing powder to the DSP strips and on the butterfly. Tonight I got a chance to sit down and try it. I used my VersaMark pad to ink up the top and bottom strips, added the Iridescent Ice EP, and heat set it. You have to be careful doing this because you can over-do it easily if you aren't watching what you are doing. I debated about putting the EP on the middle strip, but I like the kind of vellum over DSP look of this piece, so I decided to leave it alone. The other decision was the blue DSP behind the butterfly. Still not sure if I should have added the EP instead of leaving it plain like I did. I used my Big Shot to cut out the butterfly parts, and then added EP to the DSP part of the butterfly. I used clear rhinestones for the body of the butterfly, and some silver wire to create the antennae. The butterfly and rectangle it is attached to is popped up with four dimensionals. The sentiment comes from the new Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, available for purchase starting July 1. I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of the middle strip, using Chocolate Chip, and used the small and large oval punches to frame it (and popped up with two dimensionals). It still didn't feel finished, so I added the two jumbo Chocolate Chip brads on the top strip. I'm pretty happy with it, and it really sparkles in real life! Unless I come up with something different, it looks like this is my swap for Sunday. I scanned the card, but I think I'll go back and photograph it tomorrow so you see the butterfly wings actually coming up off the card. Have a great rest of your week!