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Monday, 29 February 2016

I love it when you smile.


Don't have a heart attack. Yes I have done something different to copics for a change lol.
Few techniques in this one.
First I stamped and gold embossed the Hero Arts Background Stamp
on cardstock then I blended pinks from Distress Inks. Started with one idea then changed my minded just ended up blending all together. I set this aside as a lost cause, then thought of something else soooo I got out the butterfly die I had purchased quite a while ago and not used (Simon Says Drift die)



Here you can see how pretty it looks cut from this coloured and gold embossed piece of card.
Instead of leaving in its own frame I die cut again in white card stock but left the butterflies and frame still in the negative. I then attached a piece of plain card to the back inside to hold all the pieces in place. I will cover this when I attach the insert I add to the inside of all my cards so no worries about it looking messy.


I then glued all the coloured butterflies back into their correct spots with the ones with complete wings bent upwards and those with parts missing because they are covered by the butterfly above or below I glued on flat.

I then used the stamps and die from the Simon Says set. I cut the sentiment in half so it fit better, used the Misti to stamp the sentiment. Layered up the die cut sentiment three times, attached and added a small sparkly gold gem for the dot in the word 'smile'.

I also ended up cutting out watercolour mixes of butterflies, plain ones, Inktense coloured ones and patterned paper ones. Its amazing how you start off with one thing then get sidetracked along the way. Of course they areal cut but still need to be made up.

I would like to enter this:







Blending inks is certainly one of my favourite ways of making my mark



Butterflies made from distressed Ink blending.


Thanks for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.













12 comments:

  1. Wow ... this is so beautiful and elegant Aileen. LOVE the background stamp embossed on gold. Adds so much shine and interest to your butterflies. Great design! xx

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  2. Wow! What a sensational card you've created,. Beautifully CAS and with vibrant colour too.
    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog
    Sharon xx

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  3. It's beautiful - that embossed background stamp is amazing! What a clever idea to cut them out and leave them in the card and add the coloured ones on top. I love it! Xx

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  4. What a clever idea! I would never have guessed that you distress inked those beautiful butterflies - they look amazing with that gold embossing twirling through them. Such a pretty, lively design with so much movement! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

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  5. Amazing blend of colors with the gold embossing! Thanks for playing along with the CASology challenge, Aileen!

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  6. STUNNING
    your butterfly really adorable
    and I am jealous with that SMILE sentiment
    I cant buy it in Germany only if we order it from Simon Says
    I wish I can visit USA one day
    Love the sentiment and whole card
    if I am a jury this is my winner card
    Many thanks for joining with us at ATSM this week,
    hugs,
    Monika (DT Member)

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    1. I would be so happy if you send me some SMILE die cutting...I like to exchange with Germany chocolate..do you like chocolate? my email addy is monik1973 at yahoo dot com just reply this comment then it will come to my mail...
      I want buy that DIES but the shipping costs of metal to Germany so high :(( (Sad me)

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  7. What a stunning effect you have created.I just love those butterflies. Hugs Mrs A.

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  8. Totally clever, what a stunning design Aileen!

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  9. Another beauty Aileen, perfect take on these challenges too, Cathy x

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  10. Beautiful design, Aileen! The gold embossing must be more beautiful in person. Great idea to cut the white panel and leave them in the negative for an embossed look!

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  11. Stunning card, beautiful effect with the red butterflies, thank you for sharing with us at Simply Papercraft - good luck
    Lyn - DT

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