Saturday, April 21, 2012

Butterflies

Happy Saturday!

This past week I was playing with my butterfly dies, Vivienne and Darla (Memory Box).  I love how the delicate the wings are.


I find that I need to put one layer of cardstock (shim) under my plate in the Big Shot in order for all the little pieces in the wings to punch out easily.  For this next card, I forgot to put in the shim.  I almost threw the butterfly away, but then the light bulb came on! 

I put some tape behind the butterfly to make sure the little pieces wouldn't fall out later and then colored each little piece with Copic markers.  After all was colored, I used the Quckie Glue pen to put glue on just the white outlines and sprinkled with glitter (I wish you could see the sparkle!).



The strip is made using the Piestra Tile die (also Memory Box) and adding a strip of matching decorative paper behind it.  The sentiment is from Through the Trees  (Papertey Ink).

I hope you are having a fabulous day!  I'm going to bury myself in paper and ink.  :)
HB

3 comments:

Cindy Lyles said...

Carol these are absolutely gorgeous!!! Love what you did with the butterfly sans the shim - I will try and remember to do this next time I forget it - amazing effect!!! xoxoxo

lynn said...

some pretty things come from accidents, huh? these are both just lovely, hb!

Angela said...

Your wonky rectangle card has been in my favorites at SCS for weeks. Whenever I go to clean up my favs gallery I say "no, must leave this one". Both cards are spectacular!