It’s time for another blog hop with my fellow demonstrators from around the island. Our theme for July is to create a project for Canada Day or just use red and white colours. Since we are not having a barbecue for Canada Day, not sending out invitations, I decided to make a card using red and white.
I brought out the Butterfly Brilliance stamp bundle – a large stamp with a variety of butterflies on it plus a large die to cut them out. This stamp set bundle was introduced as a special promotion earlier this year and had a fabulous pack of 6×6 designer series paper; however, that has since retired. Despite not having the DSP, as with many stamp sets, you can do so much. One of my favourite techniques is heat embossing.
Cutting & Scoring Measurements
- Thick Basic White cardstock, 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored on long side at 4-1/4″
- Real Red cardstock, 4″ x 5-1/4″
- Basic White scrap for greeting
Project SuppliesProduct List
- Score the Basic White card base at 4-1/4″ and burnish with a bone folder; set aside.
- Rub the embossing buddy over the real red piece to prevent the embossing powder from sticking to unwanted areas.
- Ink up the butterfly stamp using VersaMark. Since this is a large stamp, I find it easier to apply the ink pad to the stamp.
- Carefully lay the Real Red piece on top of the butterfly stamp. Lay a piece of scrap paper on top of that and gently rub it with your palm.
- Carefully lift the Real Red piece off the stamp and apply white embossing powder all over; shake off the excess and heat with your heat tool.
- Apply Stamp-n-Seal over the back and stick to the card base.
- Using the Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, ink up a greeting on a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock.
- Choose a die of your choice and cut out the greeting.
- Take a piece of ribbon and stick to the back of the greeting piece (I use scotch tape); add dimensionals and adhere to the front of the card.
- Selectively die cut a red and white butterfly and adhere to the label.
- Add our beautiful Real Red rhinestones.
Now hop on over to The Victoria Paper Shaper.
Hopefully we have inspired you to create your own themed card.