Screeching in at the last minute here for Mrs A's latest challenge #85 Butterflies + S is for Silhouette and/or the colour Indigo. Hope I'm not too late :(
And, it's one of Darnell's NBUS challenges, and as it's a first outing for this gorgeous die I'm linking up over there as well. There are lots of lovely prizes to be won too! As always, it's anything goes with Darnell - ssshhh, I won't tell :)
I was recently sent a really lovely 'unbranded made in China' die by a sweet blogging friend (thank you again! xx) and it immediately came to mind for this challenge - here's what I made:
- A6 white card blank
- a smaller piece of thin indigo coloured card, which has a slight shimmer to it, for the backing frame
- trimmed a snippet of white card slightly smaller than the indigo card and glued those two pieces together
- then die cut the fabulous butterfly die using indigo card again which was backed with Stick-It adhesive sheet
- popped it onto the piece of white card and ran it through the Cuttlebug with the embossing plates as well as a large embossing folder to give the right thickness (don't put the embossing folder next to the card as I think you might get a slightly rippled surface even though the folder would be closed)
- then used the Misti to position and stamp the sentiment using SU's 'Melon Mambo' ink and a sentiment from MFT's 'Tickled Pink' set of stamps
- glued the whole panel to the card front and added little bright pink KanBan self-adhesive diamante gems to the butterflies and flowers
The indigo coloured card is a very deep, deep 'jeans' blue - although it looks a bit black in the photo needless to say! Mrs. A bought some at the same time on one of our 'let's wreck a craft show' outings so she knows the colour well!
Ha, I almost had a moment of total madness when I set out to make this card by pondering over actually inlaying the die cut! Can you imagine putting all those teensy little pieces of white back in place? Although by running the whole panel through the Cuttlebug as I described above, you do achieve the impression that the die cut is inlaid anyhow.
It's absolutely ages and ages since I dug around in my quite large box of self-adhesive pearls and gems and I must have almost a gazillion sheets of those multi-coloured KanBan gems. Seems to me like they've been breeding on the quiet. 😉