Wednesday, 22 February 2012
I got the idea for today's card from an American demo, Tami White, who had CASE'd hers from an 'unknown' demo! I started by cutting a mask from the Beautiful Butterflies die using acetate, which is a brilliant tip in itself. When making masks before I have always used a card scrap, however by using acetate not only do the sponge daubers glide much more easily but you can clean the mask and re-use. Anyway I digress. The mask was fixed to a piece of Whisper White card using a tiny bit of re-positionable glue runner and, using sponge daubers, I added Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie to colour the butterfly. Leaving the mask in position I then used an image from Pocket Silhouettes and stamped in Basic Black. The butterfly was cut out by hand and matted onto a piece of Whisper White which had already been stamped in So Saffron with the small butterfly stamp from Cottage Garden. This was placed on a mat of So Saffron and Marina Mist before fixing to a card blank. The sentiment is part of a stamp from Create a Cupcake, inked with a marker pen and punched with the Modern Label Punch.