Friday, November 25, 2016

Folded Butterfly

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I wanted to use a background stamping technique recently, and not only did I create a reasonable background, I also used a folded butterfly shape I have recently learned.


To stamp the background you start with the darkest colour first and the boldest motive, followed by a medium colour and a more delicate motif, then the lightest colour and a background stamp.


I stamped the piece of copy paper that I was using for the butterfly with a co-ordinating colour and motif - it did not contrast enough, so I sponged the edges with the ink I used to stamp it with, then assembled the card.


The sentiment was stamped in a red ink, then embossed with a red ep, trimmed to a banner shape, then mounted over a matching red cardstock.


I was still not happy with the card as a whole so it sat on my desk for some days, then I added the red gemstones, and still not happy, picked up a sponge that had some delicata gold ink on and gently tapped it over the butterfly, putting paper under the edges to prevent smudging.  I then masked the butterfly and sprayed with perfect pearls perfect red spray, and was finally happy with it. 

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First vertical line - Sentiment, flowers, gemstones.

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28 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

very pretty Maxine

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Maxine what's not to love in red and white with bling and butterflies, well done on persevering,
Thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Gerrina said...

That buuterfly looks just as IRLsitting there where you wouldn't notice her first...beautiful card! Enjoy the weekend!

aussie aNNie said...

Amazing as always, love how you created the butterfly, very clever...xx {aNNie}

Mac Mable said...

Wow what a fabulous background you've created and all enhance with that clever butterfly, little bit of gold and the red gems x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh how clever! I love the way you folded the DP. Beautiful card, Maxine!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a preciuos card - I love how you have made this butterfly and the delicate patterns!
Happy weekend Maxine!

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi Maxine!! My what a great idea - the butterfly and your "background stamp" came out great!! I am going to have to try that butterfly! Hugs! Thank you for sharing your art with is at Word Art Wednesday Anything goes challenge! Ginny M, DT

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a nifty folded butterfly and a perfect match for your card. I like that shimmery finish you added to the background. It's just what it needed to finish your card off.

Marilyn said...

This is very pretty and I really like the glittery shimmer you've added.

Marilyn Mathis said...

Lovely card. Praying for you and your husband. Hugs

JD/ Jill said...

Very Pretty! You've created a lovely background here!

Karen Letchworth said...

WOW, what do I love the most? I'm not sure....the amazing fold (which I can't do), all the glitter, the stamping and embossing, amazing texture, and the colors. Just lovely! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this with us, Maxine. Your art quite simply makes me smile, and I'm SO grateful to you for sharing your talents with us.
Blessings to you,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Inkyfingers said...

What a pretty card and your background is lovely!
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.
Hugs
Carol x

Shelly Schmidt said...

How neat is the background, and I really love the folded butterfly. The gems are a nice touch, as is the touch of red spray. You are so talented!

creationsnz said...

A great result Maxine, with a wonderful range of colours in the end. CarolG

Monica said...

This has a lovely background, Maxine. I like your folded butterfly and rhine stones. How creative to make the butterfly this way.

Furrbster said...

This is really clever and looks amazing! Thank you for sharing this both at Aud Sentiments and also Creative Moments,

Hugz Tinz

Angela Bode said...

What a pretty fold!!! Love that you created your own background! Beautiful!

Marie said...

Fabby looking card. Thanks for joining us over at the Paper Shelter this week!
Love n hugs
Marie

Peggy T. said...

Maxine, this is a lovely card. Beautiful background. Thanks for sharing with us at the Mod Squad Challenge.

Peggy T.
DT Member

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a beautiful card Maxine! The pattern is lovely and all that shimmer sure does grab the eye. Love the design layout with the extra piece of paper, almost looks like a folded corner, and your bling is perfectly placed!! Sorry I've been so scarce, November has been a bit challenging. sending hugs :)

Team Clark said...

What a fabulous fold, great detail and such pretty stamping! Hugs, Autumn

Bonnie Taylor said...

Your card is so lovely. I love the different techniques you applied. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again!
~ Bonnie DT

Nandini said...

Very beautiful. Love the butterfly. Thanks for joining us at ATSM. All the very best. Nandini DT

Vannessa said...

Pretty card. Thanks for joining in the Paper Shelter Challenge this time. We hope to see you again.

Hugs, Vannessa
The Paper Shelter DT

Kristyn Mcinnes said...

wonderful creation just beautiful. goodluck on your entry and thanku for joining us at Creative moments challenge blog. DT Kristyn

Monika Reeck said...

The folded butterfly is cuttteee....I remember the time I made origami paper...its a sweet card Maxine.love the colors too...hugs..sorry so behind at commenting but I will always visit you..keep my promise...hugs