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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Birthday Butterfly

Welcome to the very first Tips and Tricks Tuesday!  The Tip and Trick will be at the end of the post but be sure to read the instructions, there may be added tips and tricks.

This week the Stampendous Design Team will be sharing Butterflies from the Jumbo Butterfly Trio, the new PenPattern Butterflies and or the Butterflies Die Cut Set that works with BOTH Butterfly sets!!! All stamps and embossing powders are from Stampendous!

I recently saw on pinterest a layered butterfly that I loved but it wasn't attached to anything, so I created a layered butterfly birthday card. Here is how I made it.

1.  Stamp Butterfly from the Jumbo Butterfly Trio onto decorative paper, I used paper from The Paper Studio- Antiquity, in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
2.  Place the matching die over the stamped image and tape down using removable tape.  Run it through your die cut machine.
3.  Without stamping the butterfly, die cut from music sheet paper from the same pack as above and blue decorative paper from DCWV-The Old World Stack.
4.  Sponge the music sheet butterfly with Tea Dye ink and the blue with Radiant Neon Electric Blue ink from Tsukineko.  
5.  Layer the stamped butterfly and the music sheet one on top of each other and bend the wings.  Glue butterflies together (only the bodies) with Fabri-Tac glue from Beacon Adhesives.

5.  Since my self adhesive pearls weren't sticking, I placed 3 drops of Dazzle Tac Jewelry Glue from Beacon Adhesives in a row on the butterfly body and placed the pearls on top.
6.  Now set the Butterfly aside and stamp the bottom of a muted burgundy paper with Grunge Birthday using Versamark ink.  Emboss with Ivory powder.  For a grunge or shabby chic look the Ivory is much better than white.  Then randomly stamp Grunge Birthday with London Fog Memento ink randomly and stamping off of the paper.
7.  Lightly sprinkle Ivory embossing powder on the stamped panel and heat from underneath so the embossing powder doesn't blow off.
8.  Glue paper to a tan panel sponged with Tea Dye ink. 
9.  Wrap corners with jute, glue to a light blue card sponged with Electric Blue ink and glue on butterfly.
10.  Add Dot Sparklers (dot stickers) from Stampendous randomly to the card.

I made 8 of them for my stamp club ladies, hope they like them!

Tip and Trick #1
Keep your embellishments from falling off!

My grunge Butterfly Birthday card uses self adhesive pearls (from the dollar isle at Michael's).  I was having a problem getting my self adhesive pearls to stick to the butterfly, they kept falling off.  I needed to use an adhesive to keep them stuck down but I wanted one that dried quickly, preferably one that the nozzle didn't clog, was strong, dried clear and would give me a small dot, not a blob.  Yeah I don't ask for much!  

I have many, many different glues that work fine but the one that met all of my requirements is Dazzle Tac Jewelry Glue from Beacon Adhesives.  It comes in a thin tube with a thin nozzle.  I've never had the nozzle clog, I get a small dot and once dried my embellishments aren't going anywhere!  

Give Away Wednesday
Starting this month, the last Wednesday of each month, I will have a "Give Away Wednesday."   The first week of each month I will have a post showing the give away stamp and the winner will be picked from the list of commenters on that post. Winners must have a USA address.

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Dee said...

Wonderful butterfly- thank you for very clear instructions. It looks as though the butterfly just landed on a fence!

Unknown said...

I love the dimension you achieved with the butterfly. It is stunning. Can't wait to try this!!!

Viki Banaszak said...

I love your grungy birthday card. The butterfly is gorgeous!

Viki Banaszak said...

I love your grungy birthday card. The butterfly is gorgeous!

barbara macaskill said...

GORGEOUS!! I love how the butterfly is colored! Absolutely stunning card!! Great tip also!! TFS!

Katia said...

absolutely awesome!!!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Fabulous card Jamie! Awesome colour palette!

Cheryl W said...

Beautiful butterfly cards! I appreciate the advice on embellishment glue. I am currently using Gem-Tac, because I find that my embellishments--especially pearls and gems--often don't stick like they should.

Anonymous said...

Love this card. Beautiful, but uncluttered.
Thanks for your designs

Iris said...

Love the butterfly.
isoscia at aol dot com

Sabrina said...

What a gorgeous butterfly card!!

Stampendous said...

Gorgeous cards for your stamping ladies! Love the layered butterfly and each card has it's own bling to make them special.

Thank you for sharing this week!

Carol McCready said...

Gorgeous cards. I'm sure the ladies in your club will love them.

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty and thank you for the great tip!