Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Mariposa continued

Here are a few more cards made with the DCWV Mariposa matstack. I really enjoyed working with the "All a Flutter" stamps from MTME. The "All a Flutter Sentiments" set has a great variety of verses and sayings. The font is very delicate on these on these stamps and I always get a clear image when I stamp. This speaks volumes to the high quality of these stamps.

In the bottom right corner of this photo is a crochet flower. I got the pattern from Nichole Heady's "capture the moment" blog. Nichole has been gracious enough to provide step by step pictures. YEAH...I learn better when I see photos. Did you ever try to decipher a crochet pattern? Ch; sl st;(sc, 3dc, sc)...hmmm...easier with pictures. The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch that has been layered onto dark green paper then cut out with scissors. Faux stitching was done with a Micron pen.

The verse was stamped on vellum and faux stitching was done with a gold metallic pen. A paper piercing tool was used to create the trail which shows the flight of the butterfly. Glue pen was used to hold glittter inside the butterfly wings.

The butterfly was stamped and then cut out with scissors. The verse was cut following the contour of the words. A few pearls added a little glitz.

The butterfly was colored with copic markers. Got copics? These aren't like Marvy markers!! Practice makes perfect and the more you practice the more you get the "feel" of how to use them. Be sure you have a heavy cardstock because they "bleed" through the paper.
This last card has the same cut out verse. A nestability die was used as the base for the butterfly. Two stamps (one for the verse, one for the butterfly), a few pearls, some glitter and "presto change-o" the card is completed.

Back to creating cards in the Butterfly Garden.

The clock in the Butterfly Garden.

No comments: