Hi there! We are back with more beautiful inspiration here on the blog today.
Over to Sharon Traynor…
1) How to make the shutter card
You can watch my video…
or follow the written instructions…
Take a piece of card 26cm x 18cm and ink blend a background with the 3 distress inks listed below. Flick some water onto the background and dry it. Then randomly stamp the kaleidoscope of butterflies stamp (isn’t that a wonderful definition of a group of butterflies? a kaleidoscope) in aged mahogany and worn lipstick distress inks as well as worn lipstick distress oxide.
TIP: If the back of the card gets inky, you could colour it with the distress oxide and randomly stamp the butterflies on that to make it all co-ordinate. However, if you are using a lighter weight card, it may become flexible and have trouble standing up. If that happens, you may need to glue some white card on the back to fit over your inking instead.
Heat emboss the sentiment in white onto black card and cut it into each individual line.
For how to make the cuts and scores on the shutter card, please CLICK HERE for a page which gives all the measurements and cuts in photographs. Then carry on as follows:
Once the shutter card has been cut and scored, glue the slivers of sentiment as shown above.
- the ‘daughter (daw’ter) n.’ and ‘beautiful; she lights up your world;’ are only attached on the beginning half of their length.
- the ‘a little girl who grows up to be’ is positioned so that it is hidden by ‘daughter (daw’ter) n.’ when the card is closed.
Ink up another spare piece of card in the same colours as the background and randomly stamp the ‘splattery bits’ from the large butterfly from the Live Life Now set across it. Punch out (or die cut) 3 butterflies from that piece of card. Add a little aged mahogany to their wing edges, and draw in a body in the same colour, then cover them with distress stickle for a sugary sparkle. Once that is dry adhere some clear gems onto their wings.
Take some linen-type material and ink part of it in dried marigold with a hint of aged mahogany, and leave the other part un-inked. Cut 3 pieces of un-inked material, and 3 smaller pieces in the inked material and fray each edge. Adhere these, and the butterflies to the card in layers with glossy accents as shown above.
2) How to make the CAS card
For the CAS card, mask off where you want the inky panel to be and blend the distress inks into it. Spritz water onto the panel, then stamp the butterflies in aged mahogany, and then remove the masking. Heat emboss the first line of the daughter definition sentiment in white embossing powder onto black cardstock and adhere over the inky panel. Attach the whole panel to the front of a card blank and then add the butterfly (made as above in the shutter card). Finally stamp the whole of the daughter definition onto the inside of the card in black ink.
(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):
White cardstock, Blending tools, Distress Ink (aged mahogany, worn lipstick, dried marigold) Distress Oxide (worn lipstick), Ruler, Pencil, Craft Knife, Black Card, Anti-static pad, Versamark Clear Ink, Wow! Opaque Bright White Super Fine Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Butterfly Punch, Distress Marker (aged Mahogany) White Linen, Distress Stickles, Gems, Glossy Accents.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you like my cards, and I really hope to see you again soon.
These cards are so beautiful Sharon.. love how different they are, yet equally as elegant as each other.
Thank you for another fantastic video too ♡
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