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Butterfly Kisses Valentine’s Day Banner Tutorial

Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook: Butterfly Kisses Valentine’s Day Banner

Hello, Friends!  How do you spell love?  Today, I’m spelling it with a super cute Butterfly Kisses Valentine’s Day banner tutorial.

Isn’t it fun?  The best part about this banner is the fact that it uses very few materials and can be made in about an hour.

Supply List for Butterfly Kisses Valentine’s Day Banner

Snapguide Tutorial for Butterfly Kisses Valentine’s Day Banner

Check out How to Graphic 45 Butterfly Kisses Valentine Banner by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

Why I love Butterflies on Valentine’s Day

I know butterflies are not a traditional image for Valentine’s Day.  Well, as you might suspect by  now, there’s a story behind this project.  Since it is nearly Valentine’s Day…and the story is super romantic, I’ll share it with you here.

My mom and dad were both working as bookkeepers at a trucking company in southern Vermont in 1939.   Mom worked the day shift.  Dad worked nights.  Mom must have caught his eye right away, because of all the available chairs in that office, Dad opted to use hers each night.  This meant that every day at shift change, he had to return her chair to her desk.  And of course, this gave him the opportunity to say good morning.

Dad was shy.  I mean super shy.  So he rarely said anything beyond good morning each day.  But, he started leaving little gifts for mom on her desk: a pack of her favorite chewing gum, a piece of candy…small tokens of friendship.  After almost a YEAR of this delicate courtship dance, Valentine’s Day rolled around.  Mom came into work that morning to find an envelope with her name on it.  Inside the envelope was a beautiful Valentine’s Day card with…you guessed it…butterflies!

Mom and Dad were finally married on Valentine’s Day 1941.  Each year when their anniversary rolled around, Dad gave her a box of chocolates, a packet of chewing gum and a card…and there was always a butterfly on it somewhere!

So now you know why I love butterflies for Valentine’s Day.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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Love Sweet Love Policy Envelope Wallet Tutorial

Graphic 45: Love Sweet Love Policy Envelope Wallet Tutorial with Nature Sketchbook

Hello, Friends!  I’m up on the Graphic 45 blog today where I’m sharing this Love Sweet Love Policy Envelope Wallet Tutorial.  It’s just the perfect little gift for Valentine’s Day.

Look at alll the darling little bee images in Nature Sketchbook.  I decided to riff off that idea and turn it into a Love Sweet Love theme…complete with a honey spoon!  Tea with honey is one of my favorite things!

These metal pieces are painted with Black Soot Distress Paint to match my yellow, black and red color palette.  For the keyhole, I let the paint set for about 1 minute, then I wiped off with a barely damp paper towel.

Just as bees love to cluster around the hive, cluster your embellishments around a focal image to create a real visual impact.

Sweet Surprises on the inside

Join two policy envelopes together and what do you get?  A really fun wallet/pocket combo.  I altered the red policy envelope to create the pocket, and I’ll show you how in the Snapguide tutorial at the end of this post.

The pocket is filled with pretty ephemera cards, a post card and a delicious herbal tea bag to go along with the honey spoon on the front of the wallet.

Don’t you just love these gorgeous images?  To create a custom string tie opening, simply glue chipboard buttons on top of the black discs .  It adds a great pop of color!

Wanna see what’s in the pocket?

Happy to oblige!

Would you like to know how to make your own Love Sweet Love Policy Envelope Wallet?  Then please enjoy this Snapguide Tutorial.

Snapguide: Love Sweet Love Policy Envelope Wallet Tutorial

Check out How to Love Sweet Love G45 Policy Envelope Wallet & Tag by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

I hope this has given you some “sweet” ideas for your own Valentine’s Day (or any day!) creations.  It’s always the right time to share a little love!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Love Sweet Love Policy Envelope Wallet Supply List

 

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Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial

Gypsy Laser Soul Guest Designer: Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  I’m having such a good time guest designing for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts this month!  Today, I have a Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet tutorial to share with you.

GSL Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Product by Graphic 45 DIY and Botanicabella Papers 02I paired some fabulous GSL chippies up with Graphic 45 DIY papers and some elements from Botanicabella.  Here’s a supply list for your convenience.

Supply List for Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial

  • GSL Butterfly of Gears
  • GSL  Mixed Media Fragments 2
  • GSL Faux Metal Number Plates
  • Distress Paint: Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Dried Marigold, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey
  • Stampendous Aged Black Embossing Enamel
  • Bronze Mica Flakes
  • Metal Gear pieces
  • Graphic 45 DIY paper roll (Curiosity Collage and Butterflies)
  • Graphic 45 Botanicabella Deluxe Collector’s Edition
  • Graphic 45 Washi tape
  • Prima Gold Crackle Texture Paste
  • Tall Coin Envelopes
  • Small magnets
  • Manila tag

Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial

Check out How to Steampunk Chipboard Butterfly Embellishment by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

 

GSL Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Product by Graphic 45 DIY and Botanicabella Papers 03

Two coin envelope flaps were glued together to create a wallet and covered with Graphic 45 DIY paper.

GSL Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet  Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Product by Graphic 45 DIY and Botanicabella Papers 01

I trimmed down the Mixed Media Fragment squares to fit the height of my envelope, then used it as a stencil for my embossing paste. I then heat embossed the chippie with Aged Black Embossing Enamel.  Once the paste on the envelope had dried, I glued the chipboard fragment down with Glossy Accents.  I had to use a few hinge clips to hold it in place until it had dried.  I threaded buttons and hot glued them in place.  The faux metal number plate was tapped with paint, then glued in place.

GSL Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Product by Graphic 45 DIY and Botanicabella Papers 05The wallet has a side flap opening.

GSL Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Product by Graphic 45 DIY and Botanicabella Papers 06Here it is all opened up and decorated with elements from Graphic 45 Botanicabella. I kept everything on the inside “flat” so that the wallet could close with ease.

GSL Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Product by Graphic 45 DIY and Botanicabella Papers 07The left side is a sleeve with a magnetic opening.

GSL Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Product by Graphic 45 DIY and Botanicabella Papers 08It contains a decorated manila tag.

GSL Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Product by Graphic 45 DIY and Botanicabella Papers 09

GSL Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Product by Graphic 45 DIY and Botanicabella Papers 12I cut one of the envelope sides off to create a slash pocket, then filled it with pretty postcards.  This is a great place to write a personal greeting, mount photos on the reverse side of the post cards or tuck in a gift card.

GSL Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Product by Graphic 45 DIY and Botanicabella Papers 11It’s a really pretty little ensemble.

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I hope you enjoyed this Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial.  You can find more ideas and inspiration on the GSL BLOG.

Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

Mixed Media Butterfly Card Tutorial

Mixed Media Butterfly Card Tutorial for RRR and Canvas Corp Brands

Hello, Friends!  I have such a fun mixed media butterfly card tutorial to share with you today!  It’s made with the gorgeous new June Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon, fabby mixed media papers from Canvas Corp brands, and some bright and beautiful Petaloo Flowers, too.  It’s like a summertime  garden party on a card!

Mixed Media Butterfly Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Canvas Corp Brands Mixed Media Papers and RRR June 2016 Ribbon Club Collection 01I am sooooo in love with these gorgeous ribbons!  Here’s a little peek at the entire assortment:

Citrus Assortment June Ribbon Club Assortment RRR

 

I know….gorgeous, right?  Anyway…back to the card!  I have a SnapGuide below that will show you step by step how I built this Mixed Media Butterfly card, but first I thought you’d like to see some photos.

Mixed Media Butterfly Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Canvas Corp Brands Mixed Media Papers and RRR June 2016 Ribbon Club Collection 02The ribbons really were the inspiration for this card.  The Sheer Citrus Dots  ribbon made me think of summer butterflies, which led to the paper selection.  The inky goodness of the Citrus Paint Splatter Ribbon led to the decision to go in a Mixed Media Direction. Oh, what fun!

Butterfly Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Canvas Corp Brands Mixed Media Papers and RRR June 2016 Ribbon Club Collection 03I added some fun techniques, loads of distressing, texture paint and lots of ink splatters/  The mixed media Wings paper from Canvas Corp Brands was able to hold up to all the many different treatments I added to it.  I love this stuff!  Adding Petaloo Gerber Daisies and Pistachio Burlap Blossoms really made this card come to life!

Butterfly Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Canvas Corp Brands Mixed Media Papers and RRR June 2016 Ribbon Club Collection 04I wanted you to see how I was able to use my craft knife to lift those butterfly wings from the mixed media papers.  This is one solid image.  I did not add the butterfly.  Instead, I placed the paper on a piece of glass (from an old picture frame) and traced around the wings with my craft knife, leaving the body connected to the paper.  Then I just wet the wings, shaped them with my fingers and heat set them with my heat gun.  They held their shape!  How amazing is that?  I backed the image with some tissue paper, and you can just see that peeking through here.

Butterfly Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Canvas Corp Brands Mixed Media Papers and RRR June 2016 Ribbon Club Collection 05I traced around this vintage brass optical lens and filled it with mixed media paper, a fussy cut image from Gypsy Moments Ordre du Jour papers and some teal mica chips.  Then I topped it with a snippet of gorgeous Maize Honeycomb Satin Ribbon.  Honestly these ribbons and this paper were made for one another!

Butterfly Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Canvas Corp Brands Mixed Media Papers and RRR June 2016 Ribbon Club Collection 06Here’s a peeky inside the card.  Isn’t it fun?

Butterfly Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Canvas Corp Brands Mixed Media Papers and RRR June 2016 Ribbon Club Collection 08These papers are from the Ordre du Jour 8×8 pad.  The little envelope contains a tag that I’ve topped with more of that sunshiney honeycomb ribbon..  The envelope is  just big enough for a gift card or a small treat.

Butterfly Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Canvas Corp Brands Mixed Media Papers and RRR June 2016 Ribbon Club Collection 07This is from the  & Gypsies 8×8 Ordre du Jour papers.  This collage is all done for you…which makes my life sooo easy!  I just fussy cut a small butterfly from the Mixed Media paper and popped it into the mix.

I prepared a little SnapGuide Tutorial for your viewing pleasure, so you can see how I built up the mixed media papers.  Honestly, this stuff is so much fun to work with!  I just ordered more so I can spend another happy afternoon in inky bliss!
Check out How to Create a Butterfly Garden Mixed Media Card by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

If you love mixed media, I highly recommend you invite these Mixed Media Origins paper over for a play date.  I just ordered a few more to play with myself!  hehehehe  And, if you still haven’t signed up for the Ribbon Club at RRR, this is a great time to jump in, cuz these ribbons are scrumptious!  Just wait til you see what else I have in store for you with these bright citrusy ribbons!  Fun times ahead!

If you have any questions about the techniques or processes used in this Mixed Media Butterfly Card tutorial, please don’t be afraid to ask!  I’d love to help in any way I can.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Blazing Poppy Jumbo Tag Tutorial

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday: Jumbo Poppy Tag Tutorial

Happy Heartfelt Creations Wednesday, my friends!  We’re taking another look at the beautiful Blazing Poppy release from Heartfelt Creations.  This time, I have a Blazing Poppy Jumbo Tag Tutorial to share with you.  I think you are going to like it!

Kathy by Design/Blazing Poppy Jumbo Tag TutorialI had a little fun playing with embossing powder on this tag.  I used a Ranger Jumbo Black tag as my base.  The Poppy Border and Filler stamps were done in white pigment ink, then heat embossed with superfine white embossing powder.  Then, I stitched the black tag to a red cardstock base.    Blazing Poppy Jumbo Tag 02aHere,  I used Scattered Straw Distress Embossing Powder to stamp my poppies onto the same red cardstock.  I love the contrast of that yellow embossing powder against the red cardstock!  The centers were filled with Prima flower centers and Black Soot Distress Stickles.  For my foliage, I used the classic leaf stamp and die.

Blazing Poppy Jumbo Tag 03

Here’s a  closeup so you can see all the wonderful texture and detail of these gorgeous flowers!

 

Blazing Poppy Jumbo Tag 02bBut we’re not done having fun with embossing powder yet!  I stamped and die cut 2 of the beautiful Botanical Wings butterflies.  One, from cardstock and one from clear cardstock.  The beautiful black poppies were stamped onto black cardstock and heat embossed with more of the Scattered Straw Distress Ink.  I folded some of the smaller petal layers and tucked them behind my focal sentiment to add extra depth and dimension.

Blazing Poppy Jumbo Tag 02I have a complete supply list and step by step tutorial below so that you can make your own tag if you’d like.  These flowers are stunning, whether you go soft and pastel as I did last week, or you go bold and fiery like this week’s project.  Have fun playing with Blazing Poppies!

I’m entering this tag in the following challenges:

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

BLAZING POPPY JUMBO TAG TUTORIAL

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:
HCDP1-255 Blazing Poppy Paper Collection
HCPC 3674 Blazing Poppy Petals Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3675 Poppy Corner and Border Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3678 Poppy Fillers Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3652 Botanical Wings Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3546 Classic Leaf Cling Stamp Set
HCD 764 Blazing Poppy Die
HCD 762 Decorative Oval Die
HCD 758 Botanical Wings Die
HCD 736 Classic Leaf Die
Deluxe Tool Kit
Stamp Pad
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
Bridal Embossing Powder
Viva Décor Moss Green Metallic Stamp Paint

Other Products: Jumbo Black Tag; SU Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral Cardstock, White, Black Cardstock; Scattered Straw Distress Embossing Powder; Tattered Angels Roses R Red Glimmer Glam, Oriental Poppy Glimmer Mist; Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint Distress Ink; Versamark; ColorBox Frost White Pigment Ink; Black Soot, Diamond Stickles; Prima Say it in Studs Flower Centers; beads; Cream Seam Binding, Foam Dots.

Directions:

Use white pigment ink to stamp the Poppy Border at the base of the black tag. Stamp the baby’s breath from Poppy Fillers onto the remainder of the tag. Heat emboss with Bridal Embossing Powder. Mat with Poppy Parade Cardstock and sew along the edges.

Stamp two sets of Poppy Petals onto Poppy Parade Cardstock using Versamark Ink. Stamp an additional set onto black cardstock. Heat emboss with Scattered Straw Distress ink. Die cut with the Blazing Poppy Die. Shape with the Deluxe Tool Kit. Spritz the Poppy Parade poppies with Oriental Poppy Glimmer Mist. Paint the black poppy layers with Roses R Red Glimmer Glam. Set the largest layer of the black poppy aside. Stack the remaining flower layers and fill centers with beads or Prima flower centers.

Die cut the Decorative Oval Die from Poppy Parade Cardstock. Glue onto the top third of the tag base.

Stamp the Classic Open Leaf onto white cardstock using Peeled Paint Distress ink. Die cut with the Classic Leaf Die. Sponge with Moss Green Metallic Stamp Paint. Cut into 3 sections.

Fussy cut “You are One in a Million” from the paper collection. Ink with Versamark and heat emboss with UTEE. When cooled, crack slightly. Place foam dots in the center and attach to the center of the Decorative Oval Die.

Stamp two large butterflies from Botanical Wings onto designer paper using Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. Heat emboss with Bridal EP. Die cut and spritz very lightly with Oriental Poppy. Shape the wings and glue the two bodies together to form a dimensional butterfly. Glue onto card base as shown. Add Black Soot Stickles to the Butterfly Body and Diamond
Stickles to the butterfly wings.

Cut the largest black poppy petal into 2 pieces and pinch pleat the petals. Use hot glue to secure beneath the tag focal, as shown. Add the black poppy to the top of the fussy cut image, as shown. Tuck a small piece of the Classic Leaf behind it. Arrange the other flowers and leaves on the tag as shown.

Dye the seam binding by spritzing it with Oriental Poppy Glimmer Mist. Scrunch together and let dry, or dry carefully with a heat gun. Smoosh Peacock Feathers Distress Ink onto a non porous surface and spritz with water. Randomly tap the seam binding into the puddle, scrunch and dry. Use to create the top streamers and bow on the tag.

 

 

 

Daisy Dreams Card Tutorial

Happy Heartfelt Creations Wednesday, my friends!

It is truly springtime here in North Carolina. The whole world is dressed up as though it is getting ready to go to a fancy dress ball. Bradford Pears are adorned in layers of foamy white blossoms, tender leaves are popping out in myriad shades of green, and along the road, the wispy branches of red buds add delightful pops of color.  Yellow forsythia bells ring out the glad news that winter is past, and spring has come to stay.  It’s all so beautiful, it almost makes my heart pop!  I wanted to capture the exuberance and beauty of early springtime on this Daisy Dreams card tutorial for Heartfelt Creations Wednesday.

Daisy Dreams HC March 27, 2015 08aI combined beautiful Peacock Paisley papers with Delightful Daisies stamps and dies to create a dreamy springtime base for this top fold card. For the card focal, I used my favorite stamp from the Butterfly Medley Collection.  Dream in Beauty was inked up with Ranger Archival Cobalt ink and stamped directly onto the open space on the card panel. This was heat embossed with clear ink, and “colored” in with Diamond Stickles.

Daisy Dreams HC March 27, 2015 05Then I stamped Dream in Beauty onto clear cardstock and die cut just the butterfly with the Botanical Wings Die.  I colored the back side of the butterfly with assorted alcohol markers (see the tutorial below for details) and heated it gently so that I could shape the wings.  I glued it onto the card base with Glossy Accents.  I added more Stickles to the stamped flourishes and the butterfly body , then lightly sprinkled the whole thing with Mustard Seed Distress Glitter because it looks like pollen.  I just love the glitz and shine on that butterfly, don’t you?

Daisy Dreams HC March 27, 2015 11aThe frothy, poufy bow was tied with white organza to mimic the feel of those Bradford Pear blossoms I was talking about earlier.  I tapped it lightly with some of the same inks I used to color the daisies.

Daisy Dreams HC March 27, 2015 02aYou can see a little peeky of the inside of the card here.  I just used another panel of the same paper found on the front of the card, and left room to write a nice note.

Wishing you a glorious springtime and Daisy Dreams!

Cheerio,

kathy

Daisy Dreams Card TUTORIAL

HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
HCDP1 252 Peacock Paisley Paper Collectin
HCPC 3655 Dream in Beauty Cling Stamps
HCPC 3656 Delightful Daisies Cling Stamps
HCD 758 Botanical Wings Die
HCD 760 Delightful Daisies Die
GBCC811 8.5″ x 11″ clear cardstock
130524 Distress Crackle Paint

Other Products: White Cardstock, Spring Green Cardstock (DCWV); Archival Ink: Cobalt, Butterscotch, Sap Green; Clear Embossing Powder; Diamond Stickles; Spectrum Noir Pens: JG4, GT2, BT6, BT7, GB3, FL3; Gold Painty Pen, Colorbox Primary Pastel Paintbox Chalk Ink, Colorbox Blossom Paintbox Chalk Ink; 1″ wide organza ribbon; Prima Raja Flower Centers; Mustard Seed Distress Glitter

Directions: Create a 5.5″ x 6″ top fold card base from the spring green cardstock. Cut a 5.25″ 5.75″ rectangle of the dark navy daisy paper from the Peacock Paisley collection. Cut a 5″ x 5.5″ rectangle of the light green daisy border paper from the collection and mat with the dark navy. Stamp this panel with the “Dream in Beauty” stamp using cobalt ink. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Wrap the ribbon around the bottom edge about 1/2″ from the card base. Top with the bow. Brush the butterfly with Diamond Stickles and set aside to dry.

While the butterfly is drying, stamp and die cut several sets of the Delightful Daisies using cobalt, butterscotch and sap green ink onto white cardstock. Shape and stack. Sponge with a mix of blue and yellow inks from the Chalkbox Paintboxes. Paint with Distress Crackle Paint, sprinkle with Distress Glitter and set aside to dry. When dry, hot glue the Raja flower centers in place and arrange the flowers onto the prepared card base.

Stamp the “Dream in Beauty” stamp a second time onto the clear cardstock. Heat emboss carefully with clear embossing powder and die cut with the Botanical Wings die. You will probably have to run through your machine several times to cut out the butterfly and add cardstock shims as needed. Color the back of the butterfly with Spectrum Noir Markers and Painty Pen. Bend the wings upwards to look like a butterfly in flight. Add Stickles to the back side of the wings and set aside to dry. When completely dry, glue on top of the stamped butterfly on the card base. Add Stickles to the flourishes and butterfly antennae.

Beautiful Ribbon Butterfly Card Tutorial

Beautiful Ribbon Butterfly Card Tutorial for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Bright Spring Colors Challenge

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for another great challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  This one is all about using bright spring colors and ribbons on your cards.  What fun!  I created this beautiful ribbon butterfly tutorial to share with you today.

Beautiful Ribbon Butterfly/Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Beautiful Ribbon Butterfly/Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Here’s what you need to make this card:

RRR Bright Spring Ribbons Tute 01Gather your materials.  Die cut the butterfly from the watercolor paper.

RRR Bright Spring Ribbons Tute 02Cut a 5.5″ square of plain white cardstock.  Secure the first ribbon strip from corner to corner in the center of this panel, securing with Scor-Tape.

RRR Bright Spring Ribbons Tute 03Add each ribbon, checking it’s placement against the evacuated die cut.  As you can see here, I didn’t run each piece of ribbon all the way across the cardstock, I just made sure it filled the evacuated space.

RRR Bright Spring Ribbons Tute 04Trim any edges, and set this piece aside in a safe place because we are about to get inky!

RRR Bright Spring Ribbons Tute 05

Smoosh your Distress Ink onto your non-stick craft sheet.  Try not to overlap the colors,

RRR Bright Spring Ribbons Tute 06Spray the smooshed ink until little beads of color appear, then drag your evacuated die cut through the puddles of ink.  Repeat this until you have the color you want, using a heat tool to dry each layer between applications.

RRR Bright Spring Ribbons Tute 07Pick up any little “blobs” of ink to add some interesting detail to the panel.  It’s all according to what YOU like!

RRR Bright Spring Ribbons Tute 08Ink the inner and outer edges with Shaded Lilac Distress Ink and a sponge applicator.  Again, according to your taste.  Flick and spritz the watercolor paper with your mister until it’s just the way you like it! Run it through the embossing folder.  Run a little Picket Fence Distress Stain over the embossed areas to soften the color if you like.  I liked, so I did that, but you might want the brighter colors.  Then, attach to the prepared ribbon base either with stitching or Scor-Tape.

RRR Bright Spring Ribbons Tute 10Here you can see the close up of the embossing.  I filled a tiny glass vial with seed beads, wrapped it with Iridescent White Metallic String and then hot glued it as the center of my butterfly body.  The little shimmery bits on the card are pieces of Iridescent string that separated when I cut it, and they were so pretty, I attached them to the card with glue.  Just for fun.

RRR Bright Spring Ribbons Tute 11I didn’t want to add any more color to this card, but I did want to add some shimmer and shine, so I tied a big fluffy bow with the white organza ribbon, topping it with more iridescent string and a cluster of Ivory Sweetheart Blossoms that I tapped with Shaded Lilac DI.   The metal word strip was in my stash, but it was solid pewter, so I colored it with my Spectrum Noir alcohol pens, and I like the way it turned out.

I hope you’ll give this fun technique a try! No go get your craft on and create your own beautiful project with bright spring colors and ribbon!  I’ll see you over on the RRR Blog!

Cheerio,

kathy

I’m linking this card to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge # 175: Anything Goes

Party Time Tuesdays #196 Anything Goes

 

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