Card Patterns #26 + gift holder tutorial

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Hello hello, it's the weekend again! What could be more fun than participating in a Card Patterns card sketch challenge while winning prizes or a guest designer spot? This week's sketch is gorgeous, like seriously dude. Check it out yo:
I'm really in love with the transparent card bases, lots of fun layering your cardstock & patterned paper! i even tried sewing on mine just to try it out & it turned out gorgeous! Just another way to adhere paper to your acetate card base ;)

That gorgeous paper is from Scenic route (sonoma collection methinks) & the stamp set I used for the tea time accent is from Papertreyink's 'Tea for Two'. The fabric brad is from Imagininsce if i recall correctly.
We made an extra project this week using their pre-cut & pre-scored gift card holders as well. (dandy!) I went for a totally fem feel for mine:

Didn't want to pull away the focus from my pretty butterfly so i kept the decoration of the card holder to a minimum. I hope you like it as much I do ;)

Btw, Our generous sponsors for next 2 upcoming weeks is Shortcuts! Really generous sponsors they are ;) they sent us lots of stuff to play with! So loving them :) Their ready-to-assemble-and-decorate products will help you create stunning creations in minutes. Make sure you drop by their blog for lots of inspiration from their design team
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Here's how I made the butterfly:

1. Buff edges of Maya Rd chipboard butterfly using nail buffer or your Basic Grey files

2.Paint butterfly with Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint (i used tattered rose) These paints dry out pretty fast, put in a few drops of water and shake if so

3.Let dry or use a heat gun (like little ol' impatient me)

4. Sponge on some Distress Inks to create emphasis in between the crackle (i used vintage photo & tattered rose) & wipe of excess with baby wipe/towel

5. Mix some pearl ex with a few drops of water & slather onto butterfly, spray acrylic coating or whatever medium you have to set the pearl ex mixture.

6. Adhere embellies (i used some lace ribbon, buttons & string ) & you're done! :)

Whether you're inspired today to make a card or a gift card holder, we hope you'll join us!Link your take on the sketch using Mr. Linky boxover at this Card Patterns post by Friday, August 7 at 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time. There's a guide how to use Mr. Linky HERE.

Remember, you stand chance to win a $15 gift cert from Shortcuts as well as a chance to be a guest designer for one of our upcoming sketches.

I hope you peeps are having a great weekend out there! Thanks for stopping by.



Cindy Lee said...

I'm loving both your cards this week, Fiona!! I especially love the butterfly clip card!! So pretty :)

Spardha said...

love ur card!!.. espl. attention to the butterfly!.. :D

stampmonkey said...

You do beautiful work, Fiona, and I am in love with this flower you made -- it's absolutely gorgeous!! tfs the directions...I'm gonna have to give that a try. ;)