Friday, December 7, 2012

Snowflakes are the Butterflies of Winter

There is a flurry of activity in Robyn's studio over these new Holiday Stamps and I'm sure your creative wings will be all aflutter when you get your own set.

This is a fun interactive seasonal card.
Left, you see it closed and when you pull on the sides of the card it opens to reveal your sentiment.

I started with two pieces of 90lb watercolor paper, 5x7 inches and embossed with a T!m snowflake folder. With the paper still in the folder dab the raised flakes with an acrylic paint dabber for texture and resist.

The background is painted with a brush using Salty Ocean and Pewter Distress stain, mixed with some water. The acrylic paint will make this easier as a resist.
My new best friend is the Faber -Castell Big White Stamp Pen. Any boo boos are easily covered with the india ink from it's hard bullet tip. This is the best opaque white I have used in pen form, if you don't need a fine tip. Waterproof too, when dry.

Score both sheets at 1" and 1 1/2" on both short sides and fold.

Cut the opening out of Spellbinders Butterfly circles and use the cutout to stamp the quote.

Here you see it opened! Fun!

The quote is stamped in Versafine Onyx and thermal embossed clear. Use the ink blending tool to colorize the outside of the circle with Stormy Sky Distress. Glue that on to the back sheet centered into your front opening

Now for the tricky part.  I cut two sets of strips of butterflies  with a punch and covered them with Stickles frosted lace and let dry.

 Make 2 tabs about 1x2inches.
Put your front and back together to figure out where the tabs should go and glue your butterfly strips to them. 
This is a bit of a wiggly process. You can hold everything together with some repositionable adhesive or clips.
Once you know where everything goes, glue your tabs to the back and glue the front to the back.

I added some Stardust pen and Stickles for accents- can't see them in the photo.

A dimensional card that easily fits through the dreaded postal 'slot'.

The butterfly cutouts from the die make great confetti to add to your envies!

Happy creating with Quietfire and remember to take time to enjoy the snowflakes if they come your way!

Comments and questions always welcomed.


Yogi said...

very nice. love the butterflies in the centerr

Quietfire said...

Oh my goodness. Look at this! It's too much fun! Ah, now I see the SB butterfly circles. This is adorable!

Robyn said...

It was hard to photograph-cloudy day and shadows and layers!
I put glitter onthe little butterflies to bring them out and that didn't show much either.
glad you are having fun!

Feathers said...

What a lovely lacy effect those butterflies make! It is a beautiful card all together. To think of snowflakes as butterflies of winter is a nice thought. We got up to quite a few (3-4 inches) of those butterflies this morning. :-)

Charmaine Stack said...

Just amazing! What fun!

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