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Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year January SOTM Blog Hop - Inspiration with Wings


Welcome!

I have to say I am in LOVE with this stamp set.  Along with the paper, don't you think it kinda matches my blog theme?  :)

If you're coming from Tonya Whitehurst blog and beautiful artwork, you're on the right path.  I've showcased our newest Wings paper and colors (Black, Vineyard Berry, Sweet Leaf, Juniper) with the stamp of the month for this card.



Want to skip to the next blog?  Head on over to Dawn Ross's blog and be amazed!

Card Tutorial and Techniques:

I love butterflies and wanted to use our clear cards to help create some fun dimension with a pop-out butterfly.  One thing you can do to help make the clear scalloped edge detail come to life is to use stayz-on or our archival black sponged around the edges.  The other technique I used is the tissue stamping on the butterfly to get the two-toned look.  First stamp the butterfly in a lighter color (sweet leaf) and then using a crumpled tissue, pick up the second color (Juniper) and pounce the inked tissue along the edges and areas you want to show a different color.  The last thing I did was sponge Archival Black ink along the butterfly edges.

To make the butterfly pop out of the page, I gently curled the wings into the shape I wanted.  Then I adhered it to the page using 3-D Foam squares for added dimension.

I also use our new spritzer to add some shimmer to the background.  I'll post instructions for this in a few days.

Stay tuned as I'll have more fun blog hopping using new Inspirations products in another 2 days!  Happy New Year!

18 comments:

  1. Very pretty...the random sparkles make for a really nice touch!

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  2. Terri, I love the way you used the Clear Card! Did you trim it to make the wavy edge? I love how it turned out

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  3. What a pretty clear card -- Love it!

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  4. Ohhhhh, this is GREAT with the clear cards! Nice job!

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  5. Kathleen, I used item number z1323 - 4.25 x 5.5 Clear card assortment - You get 4 rounded corner cards and 4 bracket edge like I used!

    Thanks everyone & Happy New Year!

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  6. This card is very pretty. Love your use of the clear card.

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  7. Just as the card says...Beautiful! I love adding StazOn to the cards, really defines the edges.

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  8. Your card is so very pretty! Great use of our clear cards!

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  9. I MUST order some of the clear cards now -- this is beautiful!

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  10. Ooo, love clear cards and yours is gorgeous!

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  11. Love that you used this with the clear cards - very very pretty!

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  12. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!!! I love your card! I also highlighted the butterfly from this stamp set... love it. :)

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  13. WONDERFUL!!! I just love the bling everywhere! The color on the butterfly is beautiful!

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  14. I didn't know CTMH carried a bracket-edged clear card. How sad is that? The card is absolutely gorgeous, and yes, I think it matches your blog theme. :)

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  15. Beautiful clear card! Love the tissue stamping on your butterfly! You've inspired me to try that! I've made quite a few clear cards, but just got my wings. :)

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