Wednesday, April 13, 2011

another Make it Monday - masking butterflies

I completed another card for this week's Make it Monday challenge on Nichole Heady's blog. I just love how this turned out!

I used the Signature Series: Butterfly die, and created 3 masks from Post-it notes, saving the butterfly cut-out part as well. First I used the negative space mask and lined them up vertically on my Vintage Cream panel. I sponged and blended two colors per butterfly, using Orange Zest, Hibiscus Burst and Summer Sunrise. Then I stamped over each butterfly with different background stamps: Twinkle Twinkle, Polka Dot Basics 2, and Text Style 2.


Then I removed the masks, and covered the butterfly images with the butterfly that was cut from the post-its, and stamped leaves from Turning a New Leaf, and added a few little flowers from Beautiful Blooms 2 as accents.


After inking the edges, I adhered the focal point panel to a Dark Chocolate mat, added twine, a Simply Chartreuse button, and a Tiny Tag with the sentiment. After stamping part of my Hibiscus Burst card base with the Polka Dot 2 pattern in Vintage Cream ink, I popped the matted panel up on dimensional adhesive.

Thanks for looking! :)

9 comments:

Crafty Cre8tions said...

WOW!! This is incredible!!!
Maria

Kara said...

this is so cool!!

Cathy Weber said...

Really great card today Debbie. You really put so much thought and creativity into this one. I love it.

Jill said...

I can't tell you how beautiful this card is, Debbie! It looks like professional art, that's what! Perfect!

Inkyfingers said...

Just beautiful Debbie. I looooove it!

Carol said...

Really pretty card! So bright and cheery!

Wendy said...

Seriously beautiful! Love the happy and bright colors you used.

I'm Renee said...

Sorry to be running so late on this...
it's gorgeous!
Love the way you used this die...and the different background stamps!
So creative!
Congrats on shout out...
well deserved!

Marybeth said...

This is such a beautiful card, I love the bright colors you chose. You remind me of my good friend ,she is a teacher and always grading papers late into the night. Honors writing class. Im so glad she does not grade my comments.