Thursday, January 21, 2010

{masked} butterfly

Hi there blog friends! The weather outside has continued to be frightful here, but I've found some respite and quiet in making cards this evening. Lately I've been inspired to create cards that have clean and simple lines and today's card share is an example of that, I think. I also used the masking technique, so the card looks more complicated than it really is! I was in an experimental mode with the masking, but I'd have to say I was pretty happy with the final outcome. Here's a look at the full card. The crisp white background really appeals to me. I also have been really into smaller cards - the finished card is 3 1/2" x 5", and again, I used my new favorite SU Notecards that come in a pack of 20. Now do you want to see how I created this masked butterfly? Get ready to see my technologically engineered'll be amazed at how advanced my skills are {heehee}: Now are you impressed? Is it was you were expecting? Well, let me break it down for you. For the butterfly, I used the negative image of the cool new Beautiful Wings Embosslit die {and, as you can see from my scrap piece, I had used this scrap piece for other punches as well!} Then, I used my fancy post-its to cover up the other negative images of the smaller butterflies.
Next, I stamped the script image from the Charming stamp set, and then followed that up by using the sponge dauber to fill in the outline of the butterfly.
After that, I added some color interest to my butterfly by stamping a flower branch on the wings and a heart in the center. Both of these stamps are from the Tiny Tags stamp set {from the Occasions Mini catalog}.
Then, finally, I stamped the *{love}* sentiment after I peeled off the mask. I strung some buttons on linen thread to "embellish" my ribbon, and viola - finished my single layer masked butterfly card. It's so simple to make, yet I think it's such a sweet card. So...what do you think? Would love to hear your feedback! Here's the recipe:
{masked butterfly}
All supplies Stampin'Up! except where noted
*Stamp Sets: Charming, Tiny Tags
*Cardstock: Whisper White 3 1/2" x 5" notecards
*Inks: Soft Suede, Old Olive, Real Red
*Accessories: Beautiful Wings Embosslit (used the scrap of the negative image), Linen thread, buttons {PTI}
Thanks for poppin' in today. Hope you enjoyed your little visit!


TuKara said...

Formidable cart,,,quell joli papillon

Larisa said...

It is very nice )) So good idea how to make the unusual design ))) Thanks

Ruth Norton said...

I love this!! So pretty!!! Can't wait to try it!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
Stay dry and safe!!

Dawn said...

Breath taking Rose! Simply breath taking! Don't you just LOVE masking?!

Jane said...

BEAUTIFUL! love it!

Anonymous said...

Love this card!
I have never masked before... I may have to case :) your card though.
Hope you are doing well with the horrible weather.
Take care!

Patty Bennett said...

Wow..that is just wonderful! I love it! Thanks for the "step by step"! :) Patty

Michelle said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing!

stampmiser said...

This is gorgeous! I just ordered some of those notecards, so I love your ideas for them.

Cassie Collins said...

I love that is so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!

Taheerah said...

Stunning card, really great effect! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving some love!

Helen F. said...

Oh so lovely, Rose! I like your new high-tech technique too! Really love the CAS look of your card!

Julie Marshall said...

Beautiful butterfly! I have never masked, but your card has inspired me. TFS!