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Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Butterfly fly away 8x8 card.

Awe the memories. This is the first time I have used this card since demoing the collection for Tonic Studios on Create and Craft 17 months ago. I can't believe is was so far back, where as the time gone? I had a total blast when there. 
 This 8x8 card has been made using the butterfly die by Tonic Studios, from the collection called Butterflies & Bloom. The die used is called "Ulysses"
 I have kept the whole card themed around natural colours and just used 4 colours by Papermill Direct, Including the patterned background paper - has a mixture of light natural colours. The whole card is based around matting and layering, keeping it simple with straight lines, the slight difference is the sentiment topper, although it has also been matted and layered, I have scanned it into my ScanNCut so I could get the shape, expanded it by a few millimetres to create the matts.
 With the patterned background paper from the First Edition Desert & Blooms 8x8 paper pad, I have drawn round the outer edge with a quickly glue pen and left it for a few mins so the blue glue turns clear and tacky, I then took my gold foil sheet by Stix2 and pressed round the tacky glue for the foil to transfer onto the glue. I used the back of my Fiskars scissors to help rub the foil onto the glue. If you have parts of the edge that doesn't have foil adhering to the glue, you can either go over it again with the quickly glue pen OR........leave it. Leave the areas with out foil as it does help add to the effect. 
 The main patterned paper layer has been heightened using the 3mm 3D foam pads by Stix2, other than this layer, it's all on the one level using double sided tape. 
 Iv added a couple of hand tied bows and a few gold gems to finish it off and to complete the card. 

 The card stock is from PaperMill Direct;
 Mocha Brown - 240gsm. 
 Buff card - 260gsm.
 Ivory Linen card - 255gsm.

The adhesives are from Stix2 anything; 
 Blue double sided tape pen - S56986
 19mm x 38mm x 3mm foam pads - S57137.
 Pva glue with metal precision tip - S56890.
 Silicone glue - S57100.
 A4 die cut release sheets - S57316.
 Low tack stencil tape - S56994.
 Shiny transfer foil sheets (6 colours in pack, blue,   green, silver, 2x red & 2x gold) - S57067.
 8x8 self seal cello bags - K608.
 A4 magnetic sheet (die storage) - S57264.
 Non stick craft sheet - S57132.

Additional items used;
 "Ulysses" butterfly die - Tonic Studios.
 Patterned paper - First Edition, Desert & Blooms.
 7mm brown satin ribbon - own stash.
 3mm gold gems - Mei Flower.
 Sentiment - Kanban Crafts.
 Quickie glue pen (for gold foil edges).
 ScanNCut for topper Matt and Layer shape.
Craig x

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