Hi everyone, I’m here again and yes, I have another set of butterfly ATC’s to share ... they are coming along like buses! As I mentioned in my previous post I’m a bit behind with everything at the moment, so yesterday I sat down rather last minute to make ATC’s for the UK Stampers’ Forum FB September swap, where the theme is … you’ve guessed it … butterflies! I love these beautiful winged creatures so I just had to pull my finger out and enter! Here they are.
I cut three pieces of white stamping card each 3.25” x 2.25” from various snippets in my box, and blended Distress Oxide inks to create a “grass and sky” background. I then stamped each one with a lovely old ATC size background stamp of script and foliage that I have rediscovered since I started making ATC’s, using Shady Lane Versafine Clair. I die cut and dry embossed three butterflies from snippets of pearlescent white card and edged their wings with more DOX. I stamped the “Butterfly” word onto each ATC, then stamped again onto a separate snippet of white card, fussy cut out some of the letters and attached. I edged each ATC with black marker pen and matted onto standard ATC size blue card stock cut from a middling size snippet, then attached my die cut butterflies and embellished them with co-ordinating crystal gems.
Here is a closeup of one of them…
… and an angled picture to show the shine of the pearlescent card.
Stamps: LotV (background); Visible Image Butterfly Effect (wording);
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Rustic Wilderness, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Broken China); Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Shady Lane);
Tools: Provocraft Butterflies die and marching embossing folder;
Other: crystal gems from my stash.
Challenges I would like to enter:
Butterfly Challenge #187 - Butterflies Galore (2nd entry)
Can You Handle the Pressure? - Anything Goes with Dry Embossing
Corrosive Challenge #9 2023 - Anything Goes (3rd entry)
Happy Little Stampers: Dies (September) - Anything Goes With Dies
Make My Monday #210 - Create Your Own Background (2nd entry)
Paper a la Mode (September) - Anything Goes in a Card Free Zone (3rd entry)
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Anything Goes
Snippets Playground #463 - Use Snippets
Triple B (September) - Birds, Blooms and/or Butterflies (3rd entry)
Word Art Wednesday #615/616 - Anything Goes
Got to rush to the Post office now to ensure these reach their destination before the end of the month ... and maybe stock up on some stamps before the mahoosive price rise comes in on Monday!! Take care, and thanks for visiting.