Friday, March 30, 2012

Phoebe Butterfly

Hi everybody! It feels wonderful to be back and with a card to show you.  The little lady above was designed for Impression Obsession by Claudia Tenorio-Pearl.  She is called Phoebe and can be purchased in Red Rubber or as a Clear Set with sentiments.  I have the Clear Set.  She is intended to be a Ladybug, but I have chosen to use her as a Butterfly 'Fairy'.  Believe it or not, there are pink butterflies.  I fell in love with her after seeing Julie Koerber's Ladybug HERE.

I stamped her with Brilliance Galaxy Gold and embossed with a heat gun to dry the ink.  She was painted with Twinkling H20's.  Her eyes and nose were accented with a Script fineline Brown pen.

I chose the largest Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Three die and
  • Used it as a template to determine my 'out of the box' area (leg) and traced with a pencil
  • Cut around her leg as shown, went up past the edge a little on each side of her leg
  • Laid the leg over the edge of the die (so it wouldn't be cut) and put it through the Cuttlebug
  • Turned it over with die in place, used a stylus to emphasize the embossed areas from the back
  • With die was still in place sponged the edges with Brilliance Coffee Bean (after stamping off to make sure it was not too dark) as shown.  
  • Removed the die and inked the outside edges with a Memento Cocoa Brown marker 
  • Outlined the areas where I wanted to emboss with a fine stylus on the front on a Pergamano mat (when you turn it over it looks like a map)
  • Turned her over again and embossed the areas I wanted raised from behind with a bigger stylus
  • Stamped another wing with Brilliance Galaxy Gold, dried with heat gun, and cut out. edged with the Galaxy Gold, turned over and embossed with a larger stylus, mounted it with 3D pop dots as shown.
Embellishments added:
  • Viva Decor Bronze Pearl for her 'butterfly bumps' and antennae
  • Glossy Accents and Deco Art Glamour Dust for her 'fairy spots' on her wings, and
  • Viva Decor Yellow Quartz for the Daisy centers
I used parts of sentiments from both Phoebe and Kate Clear Stamp Sets to get the wording I wanted.  Here is how I did it:
  • From Phoebe, "Sending ladybug hugs", inked bold words
  • From Kate, "Birthday kisses and butterfly wishes", inked bold word
  • Gave me "Sending butterfly hugs".  It was inked with a Memento Cocoa Brown marker
  • Put it through the Cuttlebug with the next to smallest of the same die set
  • Sponged the edges the same as the large die cut and then the outside edges too
  • Added some Glossy Accents with Glamour Dust and Viva Decor Bronze around that in the corner attached with as glue dot.
  • Mounted Sketchy Flowers on Mega Mount
  • Inked with Brilliance Coffee Bean and stamped on white cardstock.
  • Mounted image near one corner of  stamped background with 5/8 of an inch border on top and left side
  • Used Magic Matter 1/2" disk around entire die cut with image and trimmed
  • Used Magic Matter 1/8" disk around stamped background mounted on Bronze metallic text weight paper and trimmed
  • Mounted image with die cut on top
  • mounted May Arts ribbon as shown
  • Folded 8.5X11" white cardstock in half
  • Mounted image along fold and trimmed around for card
  • Added bow done with Bow-Easy
  • Used leftovers from Bronze metallic and Background cardstock for inside top part of card
Because the card measures 5.5"X4.5" I will need to make an envelope.  I plan on doing a tutorial for the IO blog on Tuesday Tips and Techniques, April 13.  It will show how to make a quick envelope for any size card easily and with a decorative easy liner too.  I am going to be doing the Tips And Techniques portion of the IO blog on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

Hope you liked my card and I can't wait to get around to looking at yours.  It has been a while!!!  See you on your blog....:-)  Thanks for stopping by to look and say hi!!



Canonbury creations said...

Fabulous card Shirley, glad to see you back!
Val x

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Shirley, it is so good to see you. Your card is so beautiful. I love the way the little leg goes off the edge of the diecut. Beautiful design, and coloring. I just love it!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Shirley ! It was great to see Card Art pop up on my Blog list ! What a gorgeous card ! The image is adorable, your colouring and design are fabulous ! Thanks for all the detail on how you put it together. I`m not sure if I could do the òut of the box` technique, I`m afraid I would cut her leg off :) Have a great weekend ! Shirley

Donna B. said...

Beautiful Shirley! Love how you've colored her! I'm so happy that you are back :)

Patti J said...

How exciting to see Card Art, Etc., when I sat down to 'blurf'!!! Glad you are back :) Your card is adorable, love the detailed instructions, and now I can't wait to ink my up my Phoebe! She came in my last order, and I'm eager to find time to create with her! Thanks for the inspiration, Shirley! Have a great weekend...

Crafting Queen said...

Glad to see you back. Such a lovely card, great image. :)

redwasher1 said...

Hey Shirley, your card is absolutely adorable.

Donna Ellis said...

oooooo! I was so excited to see your name pop up in my reader this morning! Your card is darling, and the new image, super sweet! Thanks for sharing your wonderful tips, Shirley. I have missed you BUNCHES!

Benzi said...

There you are! Long see. But, of course, you came back with a fabulous card. Love the 'out of the box' technique. I'm sure you'll have some wonderful techniques to show everyone.

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Beautiful card. Love the detail and the bow is fab! Love the out of the box technique too!,

Cami said...

Welcome back, Shirley! Your "butterfly" card is beautiful and I love her "out of the box" leg dangling there!


Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh! This little girl is too, too cute, Shirley! Love that soft mauve sponging you did around your die cut too. good to see you back on the blog!

Lyn S said...

Totally gorgeous card Shirley! Nice to see you creating again!

Sue Lelli said...

Shirley. LOVE how you turned her into a butterfly! How Clever! Works so well with that FAB sentiment, too! DARLING card and well worth having to make an envelope for!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh she is just too sweet, love the embossing you did, really adds to the card, like the popped wing and your beautiful background, great idea using different stamps to make up a new sentiment!
So good to see you back :)

Cindy Haffner said...

So PRETTY Shirley!!~

Anonymous said...

Hello every one,I'm new to here;
Glad to see you all!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a cute fairy and I agree with you in our blog land there are pink butterflies galore!!!
Thank You so much for following my blog

G Peplow said...

Hi Shirley, Lovely to see you back again, you have been busy:0)
This is a cute and very pretty card, I love all the little details, Gay xx

Ellen Taylor said...

How awesome that you turned her into a fairy! Love that background and big yummy bow!

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