Friday, August 15, 2008

Butterfly Miracle...

I learned this technique from a fellow CTMH sistah, although I don't know what it's called.

What you do is stamp your butterfly image onto white C/S (I used Black Staz-on), then color it in with markers. Then you take an embossing pen and color over the entire butterfly and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Next you stamp a flourish or whatever you would like over top the butterfly. And then you take the same color ink you stamped the flourish with and sponge a little from the butterfly outwards. (At least that's the way I did it.) I thought it turned out not too bad for my first try. I will see if I can get a brighter colored butterfly next time. :o)

What I used (all CTMH):
Celebrate Life stamp set
Legendary Moments stamp set
Black, White Daisy, Hydrangea and Amethyst C/S
Black Staz-on, Black and Amethyst inks
Autumn Terracotta, Goldrush and Sunflower Yellow markers
Clear Embossing Powder
Craft Heater
Embossing Pen
Black Bitty Brads
Make-up Sponge

*** This is called Emboss Resist Technique and here's the link to the tutorial with much better instructions than the ones I did off the top of my head (LOL):


Kim said...

This is a very beautiful card! TFS

Barbara said...

vicki--Gorgeous card!!
I took some vacation days from work so I can spend some time trying new techniques....and this has to be one of them!! I love what you've done here and the colors are beautiful!
Great job!!
Barb in SC

Laurel said...

Vicki this is beautiful!

Nikki said...

I love the way you made the butterfly! It feels so real!!! I think I am going to try that technique this weekend.. Thanks for the inspiration...


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