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Hello my dear friends. If you've been following my work for a while, you probably know that I adore mixing sweet beautiful elements with grungy textures and this card is a wonderful mix of both. I've featured the gorgeous Studio75 Violet Love and Forever in Love paper collections along with the amazing Miszmaz Daizy Branches chipboard that is transformed into this gorgeous, grungy butterfly trail. More grunge is added to the background with the SnipArt Damask Stencil and stamps from the Studio75 Store.
Tips and Techniques
The focal paper is from the 6x6" Violet Love paper pack. The edges are stamped with the Agateria Grille 3 stamp from the store using permanent brown ink and then rubbed with a bit of teal and light brown Distress Oxide Ink for a grungy effect.
The background behind the butterfly is also stamped with grungy Seth Apter stamps from my stash. The edging paper is from the Forever in Love 6x6 paper set and rubbed randomly with a little more brown ink to help it pop. I rubbed some of the same ink across the lace as well.
The gorgeous butterfly is die cut from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Butterfly Bigz Die with paper from the 6x6" Forever in Love paper pack. I rubbed teal and brown Distress Oxide Ink over the die cut pieces to color. To help the cutouts in the wings pop, I adhered tan paper from the collection on the back of the wings to peek through. This sweet Little Birdie flower is rubbed with a little brown Distress Oxide ink to grunge it up and glued into the center of the butterfly. The wings are curled to give dimension.
I also used a Prima text stamp with permanent Versafine Vintage Sepia ink on the paper before die cutting the butterfly. A flashlight bulb worked perfectly to create a head for the butterfly and the base of the bulb is colored with Finnabair's metallic art wax.
I just adore the SnipArt Up In the Air Damask Stencil from the store and used it here with Finnabair's White Crackle Paste. I cut a piece of white crafting chicken wire to layer behind the butterfly and lace.
Little Birdie Crafts at A.C. Moore ~ Coral Bouquet
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Small Talk
Vintage Flashlight Bulb ~ Flea Market Find
Darice ~ Chicken Wire, White
Darice ~ Silver Wire - 24 gauge
Vintage Lace ~ From my Stash
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art Extravagance ~ Texture Paste - White Crackle
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art Alchemy ~ Metallique Wax: Peacock; Mint Sparkle
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Vintage Photo; Frayed Burlap; Broken China; Peacock Feathers
Ranger ~ Emboss It Dabber
Tsukineko ~ Versafine Ink - Vintage Sepia
Color Box ~ Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder - Truffle
Sparkle N Sprinkle ~ Embossing Powder - Opaque Seafoam
Tim Holtz with Sizzix ~ Bigz Die - Tattered Butterfly
Prima ~ Cling Stamp - Texture
Seth Apter with Impression Obsession ~ Rubber Stamps - Mark Makers
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Tombo ~ Mono MULTI Liquid Glue
Imagine Crafts ~ Tear It!
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~ Blessings ~