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Sunday, October 16, 2011


I'm back with another Hope You Can Cling To card for the Splitcoast Stampers breast cancer card drive.  Wendy's challenge, Butterflies of Hope, is about butterflies being the symbol of hope and renewal.  She wants us to use a butterfly of any kind on our card:  stamped, punched, paper pieced or die cut...I went with die cut.
I haven't used my brayer in a very long time so I dug it out, blew the dust off and got inking.  The flower stamp from Our Craft Lounge's Oriental Garden (this set in rubber is being retired and is 40% off in the OCL online store) was inked up with VersaMark then black ink before being stamped on a round die cut.  It was clear embossed, heat set then colored with Copic markers. 

A VersaMarker was used to color over all the Copic coloring then clear embossed and heat set one last time.  Three shades of ink were brayered onto the circle (Don't look too close or you'll see my thumb print in the ink...I did mention I haven't done it for a while.  Ha!)  The darkest ink was lightly sponged around the circle (Mostly to try to hide my thumb print.  D'oh!)  The sentiment from In Flight was stamped onto the circle and the die cut butterfly completes the card.  It was die cut twice, once on card stock and the other on vellum.

Twine was wrapped around the die cut to create the body and the knot is the antenna.  Glossy Accents was dabbed onto the twine to keep it from fraying.  Guess that's it...I really like how this turned out.  It moved into one of my favs for the breast cancer cards.

Copic coloring:

Flowers:  RV02, RV00, G21

This project includes the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion Challenges ~ A Card for All Occasions
Flutterby Wednesday ~ Use Your Scraps (pink, white, black and vellum are all scraps)
Simon Says Stamp and Show ~ Things with Wings
The Paper Shelter ~ We Love Animals
Tuesday Throwdown ~ Think Pink

Thanks for stopping by!

STAMPS:  OCL Oriental Garden, In Flight
PAPER:  Neenah Solar White; Bazzill Raven Monochromatic; SU Rose Red; Fancy Pants Designs Beach Babe Tropical; Papertrey Ink Vellum Card Stock
INK:  VersaMark; SU Basic Black, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Rich Razzleberry; Memento Tuxedo Black
ACCESSORIES:  Copic markers; Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Nestabilities Standard Circles Small and Large, Picot Edge Circles; Die-namics Butterflies; Embossing Buddy; VersaMarker; clear embossing powder; Removable Glue Dots; brayer; sponge; computer mouse pad; stylus; Micro Glue Dots; Glossy Accents; SU Dimensionals; The Twinery Pink Sorbet twine; Stamp-a-ma-jig; adhesive


Gale said...

This is gorgeous Tammie!
The color combo is perfect (even with the finger print! LOL)
Love the medallion die cut.

:) Gale

Nancy Wethington said...

Very pretty and love how you used the Spellbinder dies! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Danni said...

How stunning!! What a gorgeous card! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love your image and your papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

amazonmother said...

Beautiful, very elegant!

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! This is such a stunner!! I love the gorgeous pink colors and your images!! Thanks so much for joining with us at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week!! Hope you will join us again! *Vicki* - Oct GDT

Yolanda said...

LOVE your use of twine as the butterfly body. Thanks for playing in the Tuesday Throwdown this week.

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