Thursday, January 21, 2010

It's Shaped Cards - Anything But A Rectangle Challenge Time


At IO. I chose to give a Sneak Peak at one of Gary Robertson's new stamps, Butterfly Scene. He does some really creative things with his scene stamps and this is just one of them. I stamped it on Neenah Solar White cardstock with Archival Jet Black ink. It was painted with Twinkling H2O's and then highlighted with Ranger Stickles glitter glues.

I trimmed around the image and then adhered it to Black Laid cardstock. A 1/8" Magic Matter disc was used to trace around the image.

I put a Solar White piece of cardstock through the Cuttlebug using one of their embossing folders. I mounted the butterfly layer to it and used the next to largest Magic Matter to trace around it. I scored it at the top of the traced image and then folded and cut around the image for the card. The top portion was inserted into a Cuttlebug embossing folder and put through the Cuttlebug. That was mounted to more Black Laid cardstock as a base. I traced around that, again using the 1/8" Magic Matter.

The May Arts Ribbon was woven through the holes, created by the shape of the butterfly wings, and then the Bow-Easy was used to create the bow. Mark Richards Black Onyx rhinestone stickers were added to give the card a flow from upper left to bottom lower right.

The image was mounted in the center using 3D pop dots. Extra butterflies were stamped and mounted for a 3D effect. After painting with Twinks, I rubbed the tops with Dorland's Wax. It seals it so I can use Stickles of different colors and they don't absorb the watercolor underneath to change the color.

Supplies:Stamps: IO Gary Robertson - Butterfly Scene
Inks: Archival Jet Black, Twinkling H2O's
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White and Black Laid
Accessories: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Victoria, Mark Richards 3mm Black Onyx rhinestone stickers, Magic Matter, May Arts Ribbon, Bow-Easy
It's great to be back and better. Thanks for all of your well wishes. They worked! Thanks for stopping by to look and share.

 

 Shirley

 

25 comments:

Julie Koerber said...

This is so bright, cheery and FUN Shirley! A real artistic one of a kind! :-)

the whimsical butterfly said...

Oh my goodness...what a BEAUTIFUL butterfly! GORGEOUS Shirley!

Suzanne C said...

Love how you cut the shape out and layered and colored everything! so lovely!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! Shirley, this is absolutely STUNNING!! Fabulous butterfly girl!! HUGS

Deborah March said...

VERY pretty Shirley, just love how you've coloured Gary's butterfly so beautifully!

Cindy Haffner said...

Shirley this is GORGEOUS!!

Sharon said...

This is so gorgeous!!

Jenny said...

Shirley, this is so pretty! I had to click it to see the details! Wonderful details, colouring perfect! :-) {Hugs}

Deb Neerman said...

WoW! This is fantastic, Shirley! So unique and beautiful ... love it!

Etha said...

This is just beautiful! I really love your color choices, yellow is my favorite color and it plays nicely on your creation :)
Shaped cards are such fun!

craftimamma said...

What a wonderful card Shirley. So much patience taken with the cutting of the layers and I love the ribbon at the top. Just beautiful.

Lesley Xx

Laura said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and the combination of shapes.

Jenny Gropp said...

ooooweeee! Me likey! This is outstanding - the black border really makes it POP!

Lyn S said...

This is just stunning Shirley! What an amazing butterfly! Totally gorgeous!

Katarina said...

Wow, wow and double WOW! That is a stunning card, I love the yellow ribbon too!

Gvendalen said...

OMG! Shirley, this is fab card! I love it!!

Jane Wetzel said...

Holy Cow Shirley! I am sitting here with my tea and cking my reader and I HAD to get over here and tell you this is GORGEOUS..WOW...LOVE IT! :)

Beth said...

OMG Shirley that is one fabulous butterfly and your coloring is absolutely perfect on it love the shape this card is very creative.
You are just to darn talented.

Elena said...

Stunning card, Shirley! I love the shape and texture you created! Really like how you attached the ribbon! The butterfly is so gorgeous!

LadyDoc said...

WOW!!!! Nothing else to say. Just, WOW!!!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Hi Shirley! What a unique and extremely cool shaped card!! Gorgeous stamp and you have done a fabulous job showcasing his art!! I'm gonna try to make it tonight. I have mine started, just gotta finish it off. I never do shaped cards, so this is a great challenge to get me out of my box! Thanks for the challenge!!

kksb said...

Shirley,

Your card is beautiful. The painting is wonderful!

Nancy said...

This card is beautiful! Love the shape, and that butterfly is just gorgeous. Love how you colored it.

Nishant said...

your coloring is absolutely perfect on it love the shape this card is very creative.
You are just to darn talented.

Work from home India

Anesha said...

Stunning card Shirley! Love the shape and the colours. Have a great weekend. anesha :)

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