Friday, February 3, 2012

JAI #103 - Marianne Designs Butterfly Die

This week's challenge from the team at JAI is to Just Add Red & White.  I've gone with a very simple design to showcase this stunning butterfly die:-

I've used the die two ways, both as a cut out & an embossed background on the base card.

Here's a shot of the components before I assembled the card:-

I embossed the butterfly on Xpress It cardstock (which is actually for Copic colouring, but it is a nice heavyweight paper).  I sprayed the paper with Isocol before I embossed, to give a nice deep impression & then sprayed the sheet with a white shimmer paint/alcohol mix to give the lovely sparkle.  Here's a tip for you - I taped the embossed sheet to the back of my cutting mat while it was drying to stretch it out & prevent it from warping too much.

Here's the card before I attached the die-cut butterfly:-

& the completed card from above, so you can see both butterflies:-

A big thank you to the lovely Bronwyn Eastley for sharing her love of butterflies & "enabling" me with this purchase, lol!

Card Components
Cardstock:  SU Real Red, Xpress It
Stamps:  SU Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink:  SU Real Red
Other:  SU White Shimmer Paint, Isocol, Marianne Designs Butterfly Die, Kaiser Grosgrain Ribbon


Kim S said...

You've showcased it exceedingly well!

Nikki Spencer said...

This is beautiful Helen, l love the way it sparkles and how the butterfly extends just a tad over the edges, thanks for the embossing alcohol tip too!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Helen this is a stunning card ! IO love how you embossed the butterfly on the card and also great tips will defo use them !> Love how dynamic this card is , great work.


Bronwyn Eastley said...

Well ... this is stunning. Good to see that it didn't take long to play with one of your new purchases. ;) I love the embossing tips.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Wow! Oh Wow! This is amazing. Wish I could pop over and see how you did this in person ... although ... your details are quite thorough! Stunning card, Helen! Hugs xxx

Christine Blain said...

WOW! Simply stunning, Helen. So you did get to see Bron already??

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Yep, Christine. It looks even better in real life! :)

Tammy Hanlon said...

WOW this is stunning, what a great effect
Tam x

Rachel Moore said...

Wow that a beautiful card, love that die

Jen W. said...

Wow! What a fantastic technique and a gorgeous card!

Jodene said...

What a stunning card! Love the shimmer and that butterfly is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :)

Lynne Armstrong said...

This was definitely worth all the effort Helen :) It's stunningly gorgeous and Bronwyn is right....looks way better IRL.
Hugs xx

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

I just love how you have used the die both ways!!
A lovely CAS card :)

Thanks for joining us as JAI this week.

JAI Design Team

Mae Collins said...

A beautiful card which achieves the result you showcase that beautiful butterfly die...I love how you have done it both ways. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week.

Patrice said...

Oh Helen what a gorgeous die - gotta love Bron hey. Love that you are able to use it both ways. Always a bonus.

Your card is stunning. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Diane Barnes said...

Helen, this is completely gorgeous. Love that it looks so clean & simple, but there's so many cool techniques & lovely details when you look closer. Hugs. D