Tuesday, March 10, 2009

March SOTM How-To

This is March's Stamp of the Month. It is called Butterfly Wings and will only be available for this month. I will be placing orders on the 15th and 26th. Set includes: 1 large Butterfly, 1 medium Butterfly, 3 small Butterflies, 1 large trail, 1 medium trail, 1 small trail, and 2 sentiments-"You make my heart flutter." and "Love is like a butterfly, it goes where it pleases, and pleases where it goes."
Here is some artwork I made with this set.

12 x 12 Layout

Products used:
Unforgettable Level 2 Paper Pack, Blush Cardstock, Colonial White Cardstock, Noteworthy Stamp Set (bracket frame), Butterfly Wings Stamp Set (butterflies, trail, and sentiment), Brown Staz-on, Chocolate Stamp Pad, Juniper Stamp Pad, Blush RicRac, Chocolate Mini-Medley (teeny white flowers and brown brads), White Daisy Mini-Medley (teeny white brad), Prisma Glitter, Liquid Glass, Create-a-Shade paint, Sorbet and Blush Reinkers. All products Close To My Heart.
Other Products:
Transparency (source unknown)

Butterfly How-To:
I first stamped one large and 2 small butterflies onto transparencies with Brown Staz-On.

In 2 small jars, I mixed Create-a-Shade paint with a drop of Sorbet and Blush reinker. On the reverse side of the transparency, I painted in the wings with the paint/reinker mixture. (It is hard to see here but the paint has an iridescent sheen to it. The color is very subtle and hard to photograph.) Once dry, I cut them out and folded the wings up. They stay up because the transparency is stiff. I put vellum glue under the body and glued them to the page.

For the butterfly trail, I stamped the image onto a scrap piece of paper. I placed my transparency over top.

Using Liquid Glass, I squeezed glue onto the transparency following the stamped image as a guide. Before it dried, I poured Prisma Glitter onto the Liquid Glass. When it was dry, I poured the excess glitter back into the jar. I then cut out the trail and adhered it to the layout with vellum glue.

Sparkle Brad:
I put the brad in a piece of foam so my hands were free. (If you don't have foam just hold with your less dominant hand.) I put a large bead of liquid glass onto the head of the brad. I then sprinkled Prisma Glitter onto the Liquid Glass. Here is where the foam comes in handy, let the brad dry. If you don't have foam, you can try and lie it down carefully OR blow and hope that it dries fast!
4 x 4ish Card

Products Used: Sorbet Cardstock, Colonial White Cardstock, Butterfly Wings Stamp Set. Sorbet Stamp Pad, Blush Stamp Pad, Creme Brulee Stamp Pad, Chocolate Stamp Pad, Juniper Stamp Pad, Blush Marker, Sorbet Marker, Water Brush, Write n' Rub Pen (glue), Prisma Glitter, White Daisy RicRac, Sponge Dauber and Pop Dots. All products Close To My Heart.

Other products:

Scallop Circle Dies-Nestabilities made by Spellbinders

I cut my card out using a Nestabilities die and Sorbet Cardstock. I then cut another scallop circle slightly smaller out of Colonial White Cardstock. I ink the edges with Sorbet ink and a Sponge Dauber. Adhere to card. If necessary cut off top scallops along fold. On a scrap piece of Colonial White Cardstock stamp medium Butterfly in Chocolate ink. Using the Waterbrush, I painted the wings with Sorbet, Blush, and Juniper ink. Cut out image and place Pop Dots behind butterfly. Adhere to right side of card. Using Blush and Sorbet Markers, ink up "FLUTTER" from sentiment stamp. Stamp onto card.

Stamp teeny trail onto card. Cover Butterfly's body, antennae, hearts on wings, and trail with Write n' Rub Pen. Pour on Prisma Glitter.

If you have any questions on any of these techniques, feel free to email me at scrappychick@mts.net