By now you know my favorite color is blue and strangely enough I love the color black. I think everything should have at a minimum an accent of black – it just seems to make colors pop!
Color Inspiration: Dynamic Duos
Papers: Lattice and Wild Roses – Pink Petticoat
Sentiment Stamps: Today, Tomorrow and Always – Mark’s Finest Papers
Dies: Butterflies – Memory Box, Labels Twenty-One – Spellbinders
Punch: Eyelet – Martha Stewart
Embellishements: Ribbon and Rhinestones
I have a couple of tips and tricks to share with you today.
First the butterflies. To make the butterflies, I die cut them once each with the same blue cardstock as the DP and the second time with a piece of black cardstock. I glued the two together; pressed them onto a Versamark pad and sprinkled clear embossing powder liberally over all. I heat- set the embossing powder and while it was still “wet” I dipped into the embossing powder two more times; each time heat-setting the powder. Before the embossing cooled, I shaped the wings. I noticed the blue cardstock changed a bit in color but I like the contrast.
The second tip in using the same die to mat the sentiment diecut. Not all dies have a size that works well for matting but here is my trick when this happen. I cut the same shape die using black cardstock and cut the die in half and then placed each half behind the sentiment to mat the sentiment. There isn’t any matting on the side but I like how just this bit of matting helps the sentiment stand out a bit.
Allsorts – Things with Wings
Paper Playtime – Use a Sentiment Stamp
Stamp with Fun – Friends
Deep Ocean – The Letter “B” (blue, butterfly)
Tip Top Tuesday – Tip (butterrfly and matting, see above)