Hey friends! Are you having a great weekend?! I am spending today getting caught up on things! Yesterday, to my delight, I got to hang out with my fellow craft blogger and friend Audrey Pettit (HER BLOG HERE)! She is visiting from back east and we had a great time walking and shopping in Berkeley. We met online through our blogs and she is just the bestest. How nice to make friends from all over the world - one of the best parts of being in this awesome, crafty, bloggy circle of friends....
I CANNOT wait to share this card with you today!! I used another one of my CHA 'must haves' to craft a pretty butterfly creation. Have you seen the new Tim Holtz Layered Bee, Dragonfly and Butterfly dies with the matching texture fades? OMG. FABULOUSNESS! Again, these are something I have been stalking, I mean waiting for, ever since January!! Finally got this gorgeous butterfly die in my hot little hands and I didn't waste any time getting inky!
The coolest part about these new dies is that they have a matching embossing folder! YUM. You cut the die out first and then put the cut-out shape into the embossing folder/texture fade! It puts in the gorgeous embossed details. I took lots of pictures to show you. I got the Bee one too...
Here is my finished card:
Here is a good side shot to show you the lovely embossed parts of the butterfly. In the background is a compass embossing folder that I distressed a bit with some Antique Linen ink and some splashes of water.
My butterfly was cut from watercolor paper. You guys know I do that a lot....so the paper will stand up to everything I do to it. For the color, I used some new Prima Mists in an aqua and a gold. Then I used three different shades of Distress Glitter...cuz you know...MORE IS MORE. After all was said and done, I used my fingers to gently curve the wings upward before they were completely dry.
For the metal piece, I coated the entire thing with Broken China Distress Paint and let it dry. Then I went back with some sandpaper and sanded off the top part, so that only the letters will show up blue. I thought this was a nice sentiment for this pretty butterfly.
Whenever I make something with all these paints, and glitters, and inks it makes me so happy! I love the entire process of choosing each color and each element, and then layering them all, and making it come to life. I think if you gave this die to 100 different crafters, we would all make something totally unique and wonderful, and that too makes me happy. Have a blessed and creative day my friends! XO