I had to use this butterfly set again. I just love, love butterflies on cards. Are you getting sick of it?
I used a new embossing folder I bought by Tim Holtz. When you add ink on top, the raised portion really takes on a darker color.
The black outline is actually free-hand coloring! When you dry emboss the outside edge of the Spellbinders, it makes it easy (well, easier) to color in the edges. I didn’t feel like messing with cutting black cardstock by hand – I figured coloring with a marker would be faster.
I colored the edges of of the butterfly wings with a Gelly Roll Stardust clear glitter pen (shout-out to Becky in Cincinnati, OH for reminding me that I had this pen!). It literally is like stardust!
I decided to go a different route with music this week – it’s just some royalty-free instrumental I found on the web. I was thinking that maybe the vocals in the songs I was using in combination with my voice-over made the video a little too… um.. crowded? Plus it’s hit-or-miss on the music rights and all that. It’s a little easier to do it this way. Anyway, hope you still like it.
Oh, one more thing – Lord, please have mercy on us in Dallas, TX with this 2-month heat wave!!! Amen.
- Hero Arts Antique Engravings Stamp Set
- Stampin’ Up! Happy Moments Stamp Set (retired hostess)
- Spellbinders Labels 7
- Stampin’ Up! Sizzix Big Shot
- Neenah Solar White Cardstock
- Tim Holtz Postal Embossing Folder
- Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, and Barn Door
- Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
- Copic Markers: Y000, Y11, Y15
- Ranger Liquid Pearls, Mint Green
- Stampin’ Up! Basic Black Ink Pad
- Stampin’ Up! Sponge Dauber
- Black Embroidery Thread
- Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake Marker
- Gelly Roll Stardust Clear Glitter Pen
- Stampin’ Up! Acrylic Blocks
- Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals