Friday, April 20, 2012


It wasn't easy to follow Julie's mission from last week after she posted such an awesome waxed paper technique, so I decided to go with a regular waxed paper resist by using punched butterflies instead of an entire resist background.  To begin, I folded a piece of waxed paper in half, laid it on a piece of card stock, and punched twice to get four butterflies.  I crumpled the butterflies, uncrumpled them, and then placed them between two pieces of glossy card stock, which I covered with a piece of scrap paper and pressed with an iron.  This gave me two pieces of card stock with waxy butterflies--two chances to create something worthwhile.  I'm glad I had two chances because my other one didn't make me happy.  With the one pictured in this post, I used Stampin' Sponges to apply Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Concord Crush, and Rich Razzleberry ink to the glossy card stock and then wiped the ink from the butterflies with a tissue.  I tried to lightly apply black ink to the Elegant Lines embossing, but you know it's just not easy to lightly apply any ink to such thin lines.  Once again, I swiped the butterflies with a tissue to clean off excess ink and then placed the rhinestone jewels on the butterflies.  For the sentiment, I used My Digital Studio and the following digital content:  Fantabulous You and Elementary Elegance stamp brush sets and the Flag punch.  Once the design was printed, I cut it out with scissors and tied it onto the Pool Party seam binding with white Baker's twine.  Easy peasy!  Thank you, Julie, for another fun mission!


Julie said...

I knew you would come up with something awesome AND an original idea. Bravo!

Anonymous said...

This is one of the most beautiful cards I have seen in a long time. WOW. WOW Betty