Wednesday 8 January 2020

Butterfly Window

     Another card using John Next Door's new butterfly stamp and die, this time a way to get that media plate look without a plate.
      This started with an 8x8 white card blank taped down to a craft sheet, the taped edge was to get an even white border around the whole card. Using Distress Oxides I coloured the card front from one corner to the other.
     Using a large corner stencil I used water to lift some of the ink and make a subtle pattern on the card. Then I lined up the die at a slight angle and taped it down ready to cut. I also stamped a couple of tiny butterflies around the hole.
      Having cut the shape I then placed a piece of white paper underneath so when I stamped the grasses on the front they wouldn't make a mark on the inside.
     With the card closed I put the butterfly shape back in the hole and stuck it to the inside back of the card, this way it would be in exactly the right place to show through the window when the card is shut. This is where you could use your media plate, if you have one, instead of using the die cut shape.
     Using heat resistant acetate I stamped the butterfly and embossed in gold. This was lined up to fit the window and stuck in place with redline tape. I had to cut a piece of white card a tiny bit smaller than the front, with a butterfly hole in it to go over the acetate on the inside to keep it tidy.
     All that remained was to stamp a greeting inside the card. When closed it sits perfectly flat so will go as standard postage.

Materials List    Available from your local craft shop
JND110A  Bold Butterfly Stamp
JND109    Butterfly and Dragonfly die set
Distress Oxide Inks
Stix2 3D PVA Glue
Gold Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink
Heat Resistant Acetate

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - Something New
Paper Minutes - Embossing Powder
Always Fun - Something New
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Something New

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