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