Impression Obsession Things With Wings Challenge

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Things With Wings challenge.  I chose to create a tree full of fall colored leaves and birds.  I disassembled the new Spotted Deer Frame and used the two tree sections to create the base for my tree.   I paired the tree with leaves from the Oak Leaves and Rake, Picket Fence, Grass Border, Small Grass Border and Small Birds.

Come see my Impression Obsession things with wings challenge card.

The Tree Base

  • Cut the Spotted Deer Frame using Kraft cardstock.
  • Cut the two tree sections away from the frame.
  • Apply Antique Linen ink directly on the tree sections using the ink pad and then follow by applying Vintage Photo ink.  Hint:  The light color ink dampens the cardstock and makes applying darker ink go on more smoothly. 
  • Figure out how you want the two tree sections to fit together to make a full looking tree and then attach them together by applying glossy accents.

Coloring The Leaves and Birds

  • Cut several sections of the small oak leaves.
  • Use mini applicators to apply touches of Fired Brick, Shabby Shutters and Spiced Marmalade ink to create the colorful fall leaves. I ended up adding touches of Peeled Paint  over the Shabby Shutters spots to enhance the green.
  • Use mini applicators to Chipped Sapphire and Spiced Marmalade to the birds.

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Attaching The Leaves and Birds

  • Attach the leaves to the branches using glossy accents and continue to fill in the tree.
  • Trim off the two birds formed into the tree branches using scissors.
  • Attach the colored birds over top of the trimmed bird areas using small pieces of mounting tape.
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Build The Scene

  • Cut a piece of blue cardstock and white cardstock to create scene layers.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the blue layer and attach to the white.
  • Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the blue and white layer and attach to the card base.
  • Attach the tree to the card base using thin strips of mounting tape.  Use rolled glue dots to attach a few upper branches to the card base.
  • Attach the two grass borders together using double stick tape.
  • Attach the grass borders to the picket fence using double stick tape.
  • Attach the fence and grass section to the card base using strips of mounting tape.
  • Attach additional birds in the scene using small pieces of mounting tape.
  • Attach a few leaves falling from the tree and in the grass using glossy accents.
  • Apply Spectrum Noir clear Sparkle pen to the leaves and birds to add a touch of sparkle.

Come see my lovely Impression Obsession things with wings challenge card.

I hope you’ll come along and play in the challenge with us.  You can find all the details about prizes on the Impression Obsession blog.

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Giovana Smith

Ilina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Kittie Caracciolo

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

 
Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps…
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Oak Leaves and Rake
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Picket Fence
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Grass Border
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Sm. Grass Border
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Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Icy…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
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Lawn Fawn – 8.5 x 11 Cardstock -…
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Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Chipped…
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Spiced…
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Fired Brick
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Shabby Shutters
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Peeled Paint
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Antique Linen
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PanPastel Sofft Mini Applicators, 12 pk
[ ELH ]
Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir…
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My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched…
[ ELH ]
My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser…
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 7mm (3/10″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 15mm (3/5″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 25mm (1″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 5mm (1/4″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8″)
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden 4pcs. all metal tool set
[ ELZ | ELH ]
Large Molding Pad (6.5″ X 12″/16.5mm…
[ ELZ ]
EK Tools, Precision 5 Inch Scissors…
[ ELH ]
Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Micro (1/8″)
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
[ ELH ]
Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
[ ELH ]
Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer…
[ ELH ]
Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.
[ ELH ]
Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
[ ELH ]
Tonic Maxi 12 Inch Guillotine Paper…
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder
[ ELH ]
Tonic Comfort 8.5 Inch Guillotine…
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
[ ELH ]
Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate
[ ELH ]
Sizzix Accessory – Standard Magnetic…
[ SZZ | SBC ]
Sizzix Accessory – Precision Base…
[ SZZ | SBC ]
Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
[ ELH | SZZ | SBC ]
Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt…
[ AMZUS ]
 

Impression Obsession “It’s a Guy Thing” Challenge

My die cut nautical anchor and stars project today was made for the Impression Obsession “It’s a Guy Thing” design team challenge to create a masculine card.  I used the Anchor and Stars sets for my clean and simple card. 

Come and see how I made this clean and simple die cut nautical anchor and stars card.

The Anchor and Stars

I cut the anchor in both red and white cardstock.  I trimmed the white rope off and attached the pieces of rope to the red anchor using glossy accents.  The stars were cut using red cardstock. 

The Crimped Layer

Crimpers were a big deal when I first began paper crafting back in 2003.  Although they are not really popular to use any more I still keep mine close at hand in my craft room because I love to use it to add dimension and interest like on my card today.  I cut the white layer, tucked it in my crimper and rolled it through.  I attached it to the red layer using double stick tape and then attached both to the white card base using strips of mounting tape. 

Come and see how I made this fun and simple die cut nautical anchor and stars card.

Assembling the Die Cut Nautical Anchor and Stars

Both the anchor and stars were attached to the crimper layer using small pieces of mounting tape.  I think popping images up rather than attaching them flat adds lots more interest to the project.

Come and see how I made this simple and fun die cut nautical anchor and stars card.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my clean and simple die cut nautical anchor and stars card.  Why don’t you come along and play in the challenge.  You can check out all the details for the challenge on the Impression Obsession blog.   You will definitely want to check out all of the masculine projects by the design team.

Anna Wight

Dina Kowal

Giovana Smith

Ilina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Kittie Caracciolo

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

 
Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps Stars
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Anchor
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Fiskars Paper Crimper, Straight
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
[ ELH ]
My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched…
[ ELH ]
My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser…
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 7mm (3/10″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 15mm (3/5″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 25mm (1″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 5mm (1/4″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8″)
[ ELH ]
EK Tools, Precision 5 Inch Scissors…
[ ELH ]
PanPastel Sofft Mini Applicators, 12 pk
[ ELH ]
Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Micro (1/8″)
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
[ ELH ]
Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
[ ELH ]
Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer…
[ ELH ]
Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.
[ ELH ]
Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
[ ELH ]
Tonic Maxi 12 Inch Guillotine Paper…
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder
[ ELH ]
Tonic Comfort 8.5 Inch Guillotine…
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
[ ELH ]
Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate
[ ELH ]
Sizzix Accessory – Standard Magnetic…
[ SZZ | SBC ]
Sizzix Accessory – Precision Base…
[ SZZ | SBC ]
Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
[ ELH | SZZ | SBC ]
Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt…
[ AMZUS ]
 

Paper Flowers Card with Embossed Background For Dare To Get Dirty Day 2

Good Sunday morning.  My paper flowers card with embossed background was made for Dare To Get Dirty Day 2 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.

Come see how I made this beautiful paper flowers card with embossed background.

Belleek Inspired Background and Frame

Years ago I was introduced to the Belleek Inspired Technique in one of the Technique Lovers Challenges on Splitcoaststampers.  This technique was based on the beautiful Belleek Traditional Irish Gifts and Home Decor.  I prepared an decorative embossing folder by applying in with a brayer to the top inside of the folder.  Next, I inserted the white cardstock in the folder and ran it through my Big Shot.  I attached the embossed layer to the card base using thin strips of mounting tape.  You can see step by step pictures of the Belleek Inspired Technique tutorial.

I cut the frames using Rubbernecker Rectangle Combo #2 die and attached the three sections together on the back using double stick tape.  Next, I applied thin strips of mounting tape around the back of the frame and attached it to the embossed layer.

Come see how I made this elegant paper flowers card with embossed background.

The Flowers and Foliage

I cut several sets of the Mixable Flower Stack die using white cardstock.  Next I placed Spun Sugar reinker in the lid of my ink pad to use as a palette.  I I used a Color Wash technique to color the flowers.  I applied a mixture of water and reinker in my watercolor brush and painted the flowers.  Next, I dipped the brush into a stronger section of reinker and touched the brush into the center of the flower and allowed it to run out on the wet petals.  I heat dried each flower section with my heat gun. I used this method so the flowers would perfectly match the pink on the embossed background.  You can see step by step photos of this technique in my Color Wash Flowers tutorial

I formed each flower section using my stylus and molding pad.  I laid the sections face down on the pad, formed the leaves using a rolling movement with the large stylus on each petal.  I turned the flower sections face up and pushed down on the center using a smaller tipped stylus.  I attached all the different sized flower sections together using glossy accents to form the completed flowers.

I cut several sections of the Leaf Group and Small Leaf Group to use as the base for my flowers.  Next, I gently formed the larger leaves with my fingers to add a more natural appearance.

Come see how I made this elegant paper flowers card with embossed background.

Assembling the Paper Flowers Card with Embossed Background

I started creating a foliage base for the flowers by attaching some of the larger sections of leaves to the frame corner using glossy accents.  Next I attached the flowers using glossy accents.  I cut smaller sections of foliage and tucked under and around the flowers to fill in and attached with glossy accents.  I finished by forming two of the round circles from the flower die, formed them lightly with a stylus and attached to the flower centers with a small piece of mounting tape.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my paper flowers card with embossed background.  Please check out the Splitcoaststampers Dare To Get Dirty event if you would like to see lots of wonderful projects.

 
Rectangle Combo #2 OPC Die 5132D
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Mixable Flower Stack Die 5109D
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Leaf Group die 5118D
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Small Leaf Group Die 5110D
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Kittie Kraft basics #1
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Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
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Ranger Distress Reinker, Spun Sugar
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Spun Sugar
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Speedball, 4″ Soft Rubber Pop-In Brayer
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Silver Brush Black Velvet Watercolor…
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden 4pcs. all metal tool set
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Large Molding Pad (6.5″ X 12″/16.5mm…
[ ELZ ]
My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched…
[ ELH ]
My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser…
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 7mm (3/10″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 15mm (3/5″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 25mm (1″)
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Be Creative Tape, 5mm (1/4″)
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Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8″)
[ ELH ]
EK Tools, Precision 5 Inch Scissors…
[ ELH ]
Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Micro (1/8″)
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
[ ELH ]
Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
[ ELH ]
Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer…
[ ELH ]
Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.
[ ELH ]
Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
[ ELH ]
Tonic Maxi 12 Inch Guillotine Paper…
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder
[ ELH ]
Tonic Comfort 8.5 Inch Guillotine…
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
[ ELH ]
Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate
[ ELH ]
Sizzix Accessory – Standard Magnetic…
[ SZZ | SBC ]
Sizzix Accessory – Precision Base…
[ SZZ | SBC ]
Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
[ ELH | SZZ | SBC ]
Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt…
[ AMZUS ]
 

Die Cut Tropical Palm Trees

I made this clean and simple die cut tropical palm trees scene card for the Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Tropical Paradise Challenge.  This little card is only 4.00″ square.  I would normally have used a frame for a scene like this but I wanted to stay true to the challenge.

Come see how I made this clean and simple die cut tropical palm trees scene.

The Water Sky Background

I attached a piece of Eclipse tape to a piece of scrap cardstock, punched a circle and then separated the tape from the cardstock.  I attached the negative circle piece of tape to the sky area to the card base and applied yellow ink using a stylus and foam tip to create the sun. Next I used the circle tape piece to cover up the yellow sun to create a mask and applied the blue ink to the sky and water area using a stylus and foam tip.

Coloring Tropical Palm Trees, Hammock and Sand

I used brown and green Copic markers to color the palm trees and a teal Copic marker to color the hammock.  I applied tan ink to the sandy beach layer of the die using a stylus and foam tip. 

Come see how I made this clean and simple die cut tropical palm trees card.

Completing the Die Cut Tropical Palm Trees

I applied strips of mounting tape to the back of the sand portion of the die, thin strips to the back of the palm trees and attached the scene to the card base. 

 

Come see how I made this clean and simple die cut tropical palm trees scene card.

I would like to be laying in the hammock.  I had a great time making this die cut tropical palm trees scene but had to discipline myself not to add lots of extra like grasses, sea foam and sea oats. 

 
Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps…
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Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
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Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps…
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Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps Tan
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Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps…
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COPIC Sketch Marker E47, Dark Brown
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COPIC Sketch Marker G99, Olive
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COPIC Sketch Marker BG18, Teal Blue
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EK Success – EK Tools – Nesting Punch…
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Judikins Eclipse Twins
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ColorBox Tool Stylus Handle 3pc
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ColorBox Stylus Tips 3-pack Oval White
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My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser…
[ ELH ]
My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched…
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 7mm (3/10″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 15mm (3/5″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 25mm (1″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 5mm (1/4″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8″)
[ ELH ]
EK Tools, Precision 5 Inch Scissors…
[ ELH ]
Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Micro (1/8″)
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
[ ELH ]
Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
[ ELH ]
Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.
[ ELH ]
Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
[ ELH ]
Tonic Maxi 12 Inch Guillotine Paper…
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder
[ ELH ]
Tonic Comfort 8.5 Inch Guillotine…
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
[ ELH ]
Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate
[ ELH ]
Sizzix Accessory – Standard Magnetic…
[ SZZ | SBC ]
Sizzix Accessory – Precision Base…
[ SZZ | SBC ]
Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
[ ELH | SZZ | SBC ]
Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt…
[ AMZUS ]
 

Impression Obsession “Happy Colors” Challenge

Welcome to the Impression Obsession ” Happy Colors”  design team challenge.  Our Challenge was to play with colors that make us happy and I chose to use purple, green and white, one of my favorite color combinations.  My die cut butterfly flourish project was made using the background layer from the Bunny Frame set , All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2, Ribbon Butterfly , Tiny Five Petals and Leaves and Stems.

Come see how I made this die cut butterfly flourish embellished with flowers.

The Frame Layers

I attached the scalloped rectangle frame to the white layer using thin strips of mounting tape.  I applied strips of mounting tape to the back of the white layer and attached it to the card base.

Come see how I made this die cut butterfly flourish embellished with flowers and foliage.

The Die Cut Butterfly Flourish and Flowers

The butterfly flourish was attached to the card base using rolled up strips of double stick tape.  The stems and flowers were attached to the butterfly using glossy accents.

Come see how I made this framed die cut butterfly flourish embellished with flowers and foliage.

Thanks for coming by today. Go by the Impression Obsession blog to check out challenge details and play along with the team. I hope you have been inspired t make your own Die cut Butterfly Flourish card.

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Giovana Smith

Ilina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Kittie Caracciolo

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

 
Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps…
[ IST ]
Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps…
[ IST ]
Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps…
[ IST ]
Leaves & Stems
[ IST ]
Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps…
[ IST ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Sour…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched…
[ ELH ]
My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser…
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 7mm (3/10″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 15mm (3/5″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 25mm (1″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 5mm (1/4″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8″)
[ ELH ]
EK Tools, Precision 5 Inch Scissors…
[ ELH ]
PanPastel Sofft Mini Applicators, 12 pk
[ ELH ]
Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Micro (1/8″)
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
[ ELH ]
Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
[ ELH ]
Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer…
[ ELH ]
Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.
[ ELH ]
Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
[ ELH ]
Tonic Maxi 12 Inch Guillotine Paper…
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder
[ ELH ]
Tonic Comfort 8.5 Inch Guillotine…
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
[ ELH ]
Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate
[ ELH ]
Sizzix Accessory – Standard Magnetic…
[ SZZ | SBC ]
Sizzix Accessory – Precision Base…
[ SZZ | SBC ]
Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
[ ELH | SZZ | SBC ]
Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt…
[ AMZUS ]