Friday, July 27, 2018

Rainbow Distress Ink Blend | Paper Piece Butterflies

On the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog the prompt is rainbows and butterflies. Sounds pretty easy right? What if you don't have butterfly stamps or dies? Well this was my solution.
I used the CAS-ual Fridays Coffee Cup Fri-die..... CAS-ual Fridays COFFEE CUP Fri-Dies CFD1801

What the video here.

The Large coffee cup in this die set has a cute handle and the inside handle negative piece is a perfect shape for one side of a butterfly. I die cut the handle 14 times in a rainbow of 7 colors. I also used the small coffee cup that comes in this same die set for the body off the butterfly. That one I only had to die cut 7 times!

I used 4 colors of Distress Ink blended on Bristol cardstock to achieve the rainbow background. I'm always amazed at the different colors you can get when blending ink. It's just so much fun to experiment with different color combinations. 

I was lucky to have almost perfect shades of cardstock from Simon Says Stamp that matched my ink blending, except for the purple which is a Papertrey Ink cardstock. (all color names listed below)
After doing A LOT of die cutting not only to make the butterflies but then to create the dot edge around the background and the circle cut out for the die cut sentiment. (My big shot was smoking! lol)

When I do a full card panel of ink blending I like to use a post-it note to help hold down the paper with out my fingers getting in the ink and leaving prints. I used the same post-it not to help assemble the butterflies. By setting the post-it note sticky side up I was able to stick the wings together and adhere the body over top of the seam. I let it sit for a few minutes and then could remove easily. 

After the butterflies were assembled I used a Signo white gel pen and a Sakura stardust glitter pen to add details to the wings. I used liquid glue on the underside of the body and popped up the wings with small foam dots. I also used the cut out circle of the background to die cut the shadow of the sentiment and layered it with white. 

This card has been entered into the following challenges
CAS-ual Fridays  <-------- click
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge <-------- click

Papertrey Ink Products Used:
Plum Pudding Cardstock <-------- click

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Simon Says Stamp

Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# GREEN APPLE GA6
SSS Green Apple
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# LIPSTICK RED LR10
SSS Lipstick Red
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# ORANGE PEEL OP5
SSS Orange Peel
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SUNSHINE SS9
SSS Sunshine
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# ISLAND BLUE IB12
SSS Island Blue
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# DOLL PINK DP17
SSS Doll Pink
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 Sheets
Neenah solar white 110lb
3M CANARY YELLOW Post-It Super Sticky Notes 3x3 3321-SSCY
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  1. Awesome rainbow card! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays :)

  2. Beautiful Beautiful!! Love that ink blending and those butterflies... I love how they are like chameleon butterflies... awesome look! And love the masked circle... thanks so much for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays Rainbows & Butterflies!

  3. Whoa.. that's such clever butterflies. The blended rainbow colours and butterflies look lovely on your card. Thank you for joining us at CAS-ual fridays. Hugs ~ Ishani.

  4. This is absolutely adorable!! What a clever way to create these butterflies. I really love the details that you added to the butterflies. Thanks so much for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

  5. Love love love this bright and cheerful card! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!