Sunday, January 12, 2014

Clean and Simple Butterflies

No ink at all on today's project!  I fancied having a play with dies and embossing folders on today's project.  I started by cutting out 9 squares out of white card - I used a die - but you could handcut them if you don't have a square die the right size.  I then made a random selection from my collection of embossing folders.  They are a mixture - some Cuttlebug, some Crafts Too, some other brands.  I tried to get a mix of patterns and embossed each square with a different pattern.  I next selected my card colour.  After trying several colours I liked this deep aubergine purple textured cardstock so I next cut a square to fit an 8x8" card blank and then arranged my squares evenly on the card and stuck them down.

I then used the off-cuts from my 12x12 card to cut out the die cut shapes.  I used four Memory Box Dies...  Bella Bouquet, Vivienne Butterfly, Kaleidoscope Butterfly and Perched Reed Bird.  I then arranged the dies onto my card and stuck down with Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.

It made a change from getting inky... and I have a few more dies and embossing projects in mind to have a play with.  I think I might spend this evening cutting out die cut flowers as I have a big project in mind that will need lots and lots of flowers... so I think I'll start cutting a few here and there to save me having one big cut out session and getting cuttlebuggers dead arm!

happy crafting

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