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Rubber Art Stamping & Card Making.

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Crafty Individuals Butterfly Square

This card features all Crafty Individuals stamps and paper. The background sheet comes from one of their pads of 6x6 background papers, Book 4, Trees. This was overstamped, using Adirondack Denim ink, with CI 021, which is a mixed words stamp. I can't find this exact stamp on their site now, so possibly it is retired, although there is a very similar one, CI 012. The base card is dark blue, scored & folded, then cut down to 15cm square.
 I cut down the sheet to fit the front of the card, and matted it onto black card. A length of Navy Blue ribbon was wrapped around this panel, then knotted , placing the knot towards the bottom. I mounted this centrally
 on the card front.
The Butterfly Square, CI 135, was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, then heat embossed. The image was coloured using Promarkers, then cut out & matted onto Dark Brown cardstock.I mounted this at an angle in the lower right of the panel.
 A Blue butterfly was made from the same stamp using fusible fibres, and I attached this with silicone glue, which also secures the wire anthers.
He is actually a little difficult to see in the main picture, he looks like a patch of blue background colour!, so here he is on his own,lol. Oddly, the butterfly looks bluer in this picture than it does on the card- I was not exactly pleased with how it came out. I have 3 or 4 shades of blue fusible fibres, but they all seem to develop a green tinge when the fibres are heated.


Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Stunning...absolutely stunning. LOVE those colours.

Andrea said...

Love the vibrant colors!! Beautiful!!

Jeremy and Samantha said...

wow, your card is truly a piece of art, gorgeous

Sam said...

This is gorgeous. Well done!!

RosC said...

Lovely overall effect, Shaz. I like the mix of brown matt on black matt. It really features the butterflies stamp well. Colour is really important in this entire card.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Wow Shaz what awesome colours I just love these.. thanks for sharing such a fun blog post after your monochrome work love Shaz in Oz.x

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Wow! I think they still sell those stamps at CI. You made them look so gorgeous!