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I had the pleasure of working with the Butterfly die and Matboard this month. Matboard is similar to thick chipboard and the Butterfly die I received is made to work with this heavier material to provide very clear, clean cuts. It is so easy to cut heavier materials with this die.
The theme at Clearsnap this month is Change. We are currently in the season of change with Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and colder temperatures heading our way. Change can be interpreted in a myriad of ways and I chose to interpret Change by modifying the way I would normally use inks in my projects.
Starting with a wood frame, I inked the top with Blue from the Petal Point Aurora Collection using the ink pad directly on the frame, coloring until I had the look I wanted. With it's softer ink pad, the ink covered the frame with no harsh edges. Around the edges of the frame, I inked with Stephanie Barnard's Sky Ink using a sponge. This inkpad leaves a harsher impression when used direct to paper/frame, so a sponge provided a softer effect.
I then spritzed the entire frame with Clearsnap's Log Cabin and Gingerale Smooch Spritz. The Log Cabin Spritz provided a nice darker look to the frame, while the Ginger Ale Spritz tended to lighten it somewhat and give off a nice sheen.
Smooch Spritz: Log Cabin, Gingerale
Petal Point Inks: Aurora
Stephanie Barnard Sky Ink
Adhesive: Glue Gloss
Glitter: Fairy Dust Glitter
Die, Matboard: Sizzix
Working with gloss paper, I first inked the paper with all the colors from the Aurora Petal Point Ink pad, laying down the colors in no particular order or pattern.
Next, I spritzed the paper with Gingerale Smooch Spritz.
While still wet, I ran my fingers across the paper moving the colors around and creating a mix of colors.
Once dry, I taped the background to printer paper and ran it through my printer to create the sentiment using a bold font.
The bold font really stands out against the background.
Allow to dry thoroughly before proceeding.
With another piece of glossy cardstock, I again inked it in various colors.
Using the Sizzix Butterfly die, I die cut 2 Butterflies from the matboard.
I die cut 2 other Butterflies from the inked cardstock.
I inked the top layer of the matboard Butterfly with several colors of ink.
I inked around the outer edges of the bottom layer of the matboard Butterfly.
I layered the inked piece between the 2 layers of the Butterfly die.
I die cut additional flowers, inked them and added them on top of the Butterflies.
Pearls were added to the flowers to finish them off.
The Butterflies were added to the frame with foam adhesive to allow them a more 3d look.
One Butterfly was purposely cut in half and placed under the spray of flowers.
Using Glue Gloss, I added some Fairy Dust to the tips of the flowers and leaves.
Pearls were added as a butterfly trail and were colored with Pool Smooch Ink.
Enjoy and please visit my blog for more projects completed with these amazing products.
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