Thursday 7 February 2013

CAS - Colours and Sketches #10

Yay!! Another challenge to inspire you over at CAS - Colours and Sketches!
This week is a colour challenge and I LOVE these colours!!
I needed to make my sister a birthday card which is in a couple of weeks. I had a couple of new goodies that I really wanted to use and a new technique that I had learnt from my Online Card Class.
Here is my card -
Cardstock first - Very Vanilla, Crumb cake and Perfect Plum.
The plum panel has been embossed with a new folder - 'Bubble Wrapping'. The sentiment has been inked with Perfect Plum and is from my Sassy Salutation set.
Now, the butterflies. I have decided that I am quite obsessed with them. There isn't really a reason why! I think they are just so pretty on cards.
The butterflies are two dies from Memory Box - 'Isabella butterfly' (solid base) and 'Pippi Butterfly' (the intricate overlay).
The technique was to use a double sided sticky sheet and run the solid based die through my big shot. I then took off one side of the protective layer on the sheet and sprinkled glitter on the sticky side. (I have used my new Martha Stewart fine glitter set). It's a little hard to see but I have used two colours of glitter - Tanzanite (on the outer edges) and Purple Spinel (on the inner). I used my finger to really 'smudge' the glitter onto the sticky paper. Then I placed a piece of acetate on top and rubbed it with my bone folder. I think this is called 'burnishing'. This allowed the glitter to really stick to the die cut.

Then I used the same technique for the overlay die. This time I used Dazzling Diamonds.

I have attached the butterflies with a dob of Glossy Accents and popped up the whole card on double layered foam pads.

Now!!! It's your turn. Head on over to CAS - Colours and Sketches and try your hand at this awesome combination!

I would also like to enter my card into the current challenge at Flutterby Wednesdays where Anything Goes.


  1. I LOVE this Kylie! The bubble wrap is so funky and those butterflies are stunning-what a cool technique!

  2. Love the bubble wrap embossing and glittery butterflies! Sue x

  3. Oohh it sounds tricky, but you'e obviously mastered it as those butterflies are awesome!Lovely embossing too

    Louise xx

  4. The butterflies are absolutely stunning!!!! Love them!!!

  5. Beautiful card! The butterflies are awesome!

  6. Love your bubble wrapping folder and the glitter on the butterflies is gorgeous. x

  7. Love the butterflies!! Very pretty card! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  8. Beautiful card Kylie. Those butterflies are just amazing. When did you become Addicted to Stamps (and now butterflies)? I really must keep up better! You have gotten great use out of that Sassy Salutations Stamp set - very versatile. Hugs D


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