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Bright Acetate Butterfly Tag

Bright Butterfly Tag I thought I’d have a play with my new Watercolor Card from the Paper Temptress and see how it performs with watercolour pencils – the answer…… Brilliantly!  I’m planning on doing a much more in depth review on this fabulous card from the Paper Temptress, so you can see for yourselves the punishment this stuff can handle – so stay tuned :O)

What I used:

  • Card and ribbon from The Paper Temptress
    Cryogen White card
    HQ Watercolor Cotton card
    Crystal Clear (Acetate)
    Razzle Berry Pop Tones card
    Ribbon: Orange 5/16 Decadant Dancer Ribbon and Yellow 3/8 Feather Edge Satin
  • Crafty Individuals – Butterfly collage stamp
  • Tim Holtz (Stampers Anonymous) Papillon stamp set – background text stamp
  • Tim Holtz flower button coloured with Copic markers: RV25, RV17 & Y17
    Tim Holtz Distress Stains: Spun Sugar, Fired Brick and Wild Honey
  • Albrecht Durer Watercolour Pencils to colour collage stamp
  • Distress Ink Pad – Vintage Photo
  • Glossy Accents
  • Ice Stickles – Crystal Ice
  • Black embossing powder
  • Water in mini mister bottle
  • Stazon ink Pad – Fuchsia
  • Vintage glass Shard Glitter
  • Fantasy Film (any colour)
  • Black Viva Decor Pearl Pen
  • Assorted crystals to decorate
  • Martha Stewart Punch – Iron Gate

What I did:Bright Butterfly close

  1. Stamp and emboss image onto watercolour card – please note due to the ‘tooth’ on the card the image will not be perfectly reproduced.  Emboss with black embossing powder.
  2. Colour image with watercolour pencils.
  3. Using Stazon ink pad, stamp just butterfly from main image onto crystal clear acetate 3 times.  Decorate back of one acetate image with Fantasy film, another with shards of Vintage Glass and the final butterfly with Ice Crystal stickles .  Bends wings up and glue all 3 butterflies together along body and attach to main coloured image.  Decorate top layer with Viva decor black pearl liquid.
  4. For Cryogen white decorated card layer:
    Stamp main image (Crafty Individuals Butterfly Collage, on centre of card using Black Versafine ink.  Apply Distress Stains (one at a time) to non-stick mat and pat Cryogen card against stains.  I applied the Spun Sugar first and then let it dry.  Then I applied the Fired brick, and let that dry and finally the Wild Honey and leave that to dry.  Applying stains one at a time and letting them dry between coats, results in brighter and clearer colours.  Using Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, stamp Tim Holtz Papillon background over coloured Cryogen and spritz with water to make ink run.  Dry with heat gun so that some areas remain distinct.
  5. Using Tim Holtz Tag die, cut cryogen card to size and use Martha Stewart punch to create a pattern along tag base.
  6. Mount coloured image directly over image stamped onto cryogen and mount coloured tag onto Razzle Berry card cut to same shape.
  7. Thread 2 shades of ribbon through tag hole and finish by gluing Tim Holtz button over hole to hold ribbons in place.



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