Monday, August 26, 2013

If Nothing Ever Changed - Card

Yogi here, my turn on the Quietfire Creations blog. This time I'm doing a technique using Shimmer Sheetz, Sookwang tape and glitter that I was taught several years ago by Els from ecraft designs. I haven't done it in quite some time and came across a video she's done that was really informative and well done. So here is the result from watching that video. Hope you give it a try. Click on images to enlarge. Enjoy

I used both pieces of the glittered background for this card, one for the butterflies and one for the background for the quote.

side view
I side folded my white 5"w x 7"h card. Adhered a piece of textured cardstock (Ruche) edge to edge.

So as per video, I embossed a piece of Shimmer Sheetz (color: mauve Iris) using Craft Concepts "Wings" folder. I then applied 6"wide Sookwang tape onto 110# white cardstock. Removed the release paper and pressed my embossed Shimmer Sheetz onto the sticky surface. Used a rubber brayer to press/burnish the Shimmer Sheetz onto the sticky surface. Then carefully pulled the Shimmer Sheetz away from the sticky surface, leaving the "Iris" layer on the sticky surface. Sprinkled Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter "Warm Highlights" all over and burnished well. Returned the excess glitter to the jar.

Did this same process with the other side of the Shimmer Sheetz. PS you get 3 workable pieces that can be used in various ways on cards.

So now I have two background glitter pieces. One I layered onto a magenta colored cardstock. Inked up my quote stamp with Versafine Black Onyx and pressed down well onto the glittered sheet and clear embossed, being careful not to over heat. Adhered this layer onto my main card

The other background I die cut the LARGE butterfly (Memory Box "Finn"), it has a 5" wing span so it's large... Cut the solid underneath piece from white pearlescent cardstock and adhered the two elements together at the body only. Then used a black Sharpie pen to color the body. Added some pearl tipped stamen for the antennae.

I had some left over areas on the glitter sheet so die cut a bunch of mini butterflies using the drop outs from the Memory Box "Butterfly Delights".


Froggietalks said...

Lovely card Yogi. I will have to look up that technique and try it.

Robyn said...

lovely. must look into more glitter!

Quietfire said...

Love all those little butterflies!

Anonymous said...

your card really spoke to me cause I love butterfly's.
Linda Gibb

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