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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Butterfly card using SCS Sketch SC325

This is a sketch layout from Splitcoast Stampers. Roxy71 posts a new sketch every week! I liked this one, so I tried it. This is sketch challenge 325 or SC325. I also had the SCS Inspiration Challenge in mind for this card. I viewed IC277 from the online store Ruche. I liked the photograph here that inspired me to make this card.
I had fun with this one. I used a home made embossing folder that I made with jute twine. I simply laid pieces of jute twine on a piece of cereal box cardboard, and glued then in place with very tacky glue-I used Scoth brand white liquid glue, it is one of my favorites. I used nitrile gloves for this so I could lay glue all through the twine so it would stick well to the cardboard in straight lines. They weren't perfect straight lines and that's ok because this was the look I was trying to achieve. Then when  the pieces of jute were dry, I brushed Modge Podge over the entire surface and let dry again. I let it set overnite to cure. When I made this card, in order to get the embossing to work I slightly dampened the green cardstock with a water mister and spritzed the triangle pieces, and put it through my Cuttlebug. It's a plain texture, but it worked nicely. I like the color combination inspired by the mosaic paper, and colored the butterfly with my Copics. I used Spellbinders Labels Eight nestie for the die-cut of the butterfly.

1 comment:

thefrugalcrafter said...

love the tutorial for the homemade EB folders! I've made them with die-cuts but never with string, brilliant!

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