Sunday, July 10, 2016

Butterfly Kisses


I am playing along Happy Little Stamper's July CAS Challenge - Kissing.

There are several kissing method, die cut kissing, embossing folder kissing, and stamps kissing.  You could find tutorial on HLS's challenge blog.

For my card today I used the die cut kissing technique.  I used the solid butterfly from the Hero Arts Color Layering Butterfly set and the Hero Arts Butterfly Fancy Die.

Let's take a look of my finished card.

So to create the pattern on my butterfly.  I first ink up the solid stamp with ink.

Press down onto die cut with slight pressure and lift away.

Next I stamp on white card stock, stamp the body of the butterfly and trim.  I made a few using different colours.

Don't they look fun?  To complete my card, I stamped Hero Arts Leaf and Floral Background on a white panel with clear embossing ink, then heat embossed part of the image with Pearl Blue EP.  Next I stamp and heat embossed the sentiment, and added my chosen butterfly which I added some white dots with gel pen on the wing tips.

Here's a close up.

The Fancy Butterfly die is quite versatile, you use it as it, use it as stencil, use it as faux embossing, use it in the kissing technique.  Check out some beautiful examples Here, Here, Here, Here, and Here on the a2z Scrapbooking Supplies Challenge Blog.  You could also do a search on Color Layering Butterflies and it will list all the posts that use the color layering set.  

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Supplies for my card:

Hero Arts Color Layering Butterfly
Hero Arts Butterfly Fancy Die
Hero Arts Leaf & Floral Background
Ranger Pearl Blue embossing powder
Ranger Distress Ink (Walnut Stain)
Memento Dye Ink (Tuxedo Black)
Memories Dye Ink (Crimson)
clear embossing ink

Thanks for stopping by and sit thru this long post.  I wish you a lovely day!


My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is stunning Cindy and a different take on the technique using a stencil! So pleased you joined us on HLS CAS challenge! Hazel xx
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Maureen Morton said...

I thought that I knew every technique - thesis new to me and I must try it. I have several neglected butterflies! Thanks for sharing this sweet card and the "how-to's".

Greta said...

Great example of the kissing technique, Cindy! Your butterflies are so pretty & love the card!

Barb Ghig said...

Your butterflies are really gorgeous, Cindy! Such a great technique...they look pretty in every color, too! I also love how you added texture to this card with your clear embossing on the background! Another beautiful card!

Linda said...

Great take on this months challenge ..... the butterfly looks fab and I love the embossed background. Thanks for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge xx