My project today is a die cut lattice and butterfly card made for Dare To Get Dirty Day 4 of the Splitcoaststampers Dare To Get Dirty week long challenge event. This event is a special thank you to all of the fan club members who support the site all year long. Have you had a desire to be on the Dirty Dozen design team? This special week of challenges will give you tons of opportunity to be inspired and to show off your wonderful and creative projects right along with the current Dirty Dozen team as well as the alumni team members. Are you a member of the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club? If not go here to check out all the benefits of being a member. If you are a member hop right on over the special challenge forum here.
The Stenciled Pattern
I don’t often use a stenciling technique but thought it would be fun to see if I could use the lattice die cut to create a nice pattern. I cut the Circle Lattice Die using a 4.5″ piece of scratch cardstock. The die is only two inches wide and I wanted to double the size so I line the die up along the first cut line and cut a second time to create a 4″ square die cut. I placed the die cut lattice over a piece of white cardstock to use as a stencil and secured in place using painter’s tape. Next, I used a stylus tool and foam tip along with Tumbled Glass ink to create the lattice pattern on the cardstock layer. Once I was finished I heat set the ink with my heat gun.
I cut a Square Combo frame using the patterned cardstock and cut a second frame using white cardstock. I turned the white and patterned frame layers face down and attached them all together using double stick tape. Next, I applied strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the 5″ square card base.
The Butterfly and Flowers
I cut both sections of the 2 Part Butterfly #2 using white cardstock. Next, I applied Tumbled Glass to the base butterfly using the stylus and foam tip. I applied the blue ink to a scratch piece of white cardstock and cut tiny flowers using the Flower Buds die. I cut several pieces of Flower Stems to use along with the flowers to embellish the butterfly. I used my molding pad and stylus to form the tiny flowers.
Die Cut Lattice and Butterfly Card
I attached the white decorative layer of the butterfly to the blue base using glossy accents. Next, I attached white flower stems to the butterfly using glossy accents to create a base for the flowers. I used glossy accents to attach flowers and then attached the whole embellished butterfly to the lattice frame using a piece of mounting tape. I finished by applying small dots of glossy accents to the flower centers and attaching white pre made Nuvo Crystal Drops.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my die cut lattice and butterfly card. It was lots of fun creating my lattice stenciled frame to match the lattice die cut and I have been inspired with lots of ideas for using some of my other dies to create stencils for future projects. Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.