Friday, March 27, 2020

Follow Your Heart

Hi my friends, I'm back to share a card I made with the left over background from my Tim Holtz/Ranger Ink Alcohol/Alcohol Alloy inks playtime the other day, using it to die-cut Tim Holtz/Sizzix Tattered Butterflies to sit on a Tim Holtz/Sizzix Brickwork 3D Texture Fade vellum panel.

I trimmed a panel of Idea-ology Black Classic KraftStock to 4.1/2" x 6.1/2" and sanded to reveal the kraft core. I placed vellum in the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Brickwork 3D Texture Fade and ran through my Sizzix Big Shot. I tore the edges of the vellum to create a smaller panel
I fixed the vellum in place using dots of Distress Collage Medium Matte where the butterflies and Quote Chip were to be fixed.
I added drops of Gumball, Ember and Dijon Alcohol inks and a drop of Gilded Alcohol Alloy ink to an Alcohol Ink Applicator tool and pounced on to a 5" x 7" panel of Distress HeavyStock White Yupo paper. I added drops of Blending Solution and Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol, moved the inks around using the Alcohol Ink Air Blower and set aside to dry.
I trimmed the panel in half and check out that amazing shine from the Gilded Alcohol Alloy ink
I die-cut two of the smaller butterflies using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Tattered Butterflies BigZ die and contrary to what I usually say about using a heat tool with Yupo paper, I heated the butterflies until the Yupo became pliable so that I could shape and curl the wings.
I used the Distress Embossing Dabber to add ink to the Idea-ology Theories Quote Chip, sprinkled with Fossilized Amber Distress Embossing Glaze, removed some of the glaze from the edges with my finger and heat set. I then scribbled over the Quote Chip with a Fired Brick Distress Crayon, pushing the crayon into the texture of the Embossing Glaze and wiped gently with kitchen towel to remove some of the crayon. Tim demonstrates this technique on his Distress Crayons Facebook Live HERE.
I added splatters of Tarnished Brass and Antiqued Bronze Distress Mica Sprays to the panel, fixed to a panel of Idea-ology Metallic KraftStock and matted on to a 5" x 7" white card blank covered with Idea-ology Classic KraftStock. I fixed the butterflies and Quote Chip to the vellum panel using Distress Collage Medium Matte, added highlights to the butterfly bodies, die-cut from Idea-ology BlackOut KraftStock using a Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen and Idea-ology Tiny Text Remnant Rubs.
I added drops of Gilded Alcohol Alloy ink to an Idea-ology Gumdrop Heart
and added Glossy Accents to the butterfly bodies.

Have a great weekend everyone, whatever you plan on doing in this stay-at-home, self isolating world we now live in. If the weather is kind, I'm hoping to spend some chill out time in my garden. I'll see you all on Monday to share my DT project for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and what a great opportunity, if you are cooped up at home, to join us and take part in the challenges with a chance to win a $50 spending spree over at Simon Says Stamp.
Stay Safe
Hugs Kath xxx
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  1. Oh wow stunning is the best I can come up with Kath, really beautiful card.xx

  2. Just seen this on Facebook it’s beautiful x

  3. beautiful card Kath - the butterflies are so beautiful!

  4. Amazing creation, love those stunning butterflies! Cathy x

  5. LOVE it, especially the butterflies!! WOW!


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