I hope you are enjoying the spring weather and getting into the sunshine whilst it is here. Its time for another Make it Monday challenge over at Papertrey ink, and the challenge from Lisa Johnson is to use dies as a mask on a project. I looked through my dies and decided to make a spring butterfly birthday card.
I have two different sized butterflies and I arranged them on some scratch paper and cut them out to create the mask.
I then temporarily adhered the mask to some aqua mist card and sponged ink through the apertures with Hawaiian shores ink. Then I inked up my new Twinkle stamp for the first time and stamped over the butterflies whilst the mask was still in place.
I cut the butterflies again in vellum and passed them through a flower embossing folder that came free with a magazine ( I love it when you get something gorgeous for free). I stamped a trail and then moulded the butterfly wings a little before sticking them over the base image, and added some little gems for the butterfly body. I cut the corners of the panel with a corner punch and then inked the edges with white ink and added a a strip of ribbon. The panel was then layered on to some Hawaiian shores card and placed on the white card base. The sentiments were added to each corner of the card to give some balance and it was then finished of with three little aqua mist buttons.
I'm really enjoying this series of challenges because they get me out of my comfort zone and make me try something new.
I'm sorry that my photos are not showing very true colours. I've tried using my editing software but the blues and greens never look as good as they do in real life. Hey ho one of those frustrating things! Thanks for looking in and have a great week.