Thursday, August 18, 2016

Butterfly Border Birthday

I made this card for the current Wednesday Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp blog,  Make for the Border.    As the name implies the challenge is to make a card with a border.  The showcase company this week is Memory Box.   I decided to create my cutout border using one of my favorite Memory Box dies, "Vivienne Butterfly".  The border edge is a partial die cut technique.  There is a wonderful youtube video by Jennifer McGuire that gives instruction for this method.  Here
For my background I used Distress Crayons that I first scribbled on then misted and smudged.  To add a finishing touch I put some matching Distress Ink on my craft sheet. Then I added water to make a liquid that could be splatter with a brush.
My sentiment is much easier that it might seem.  I printed it with my ink jet printer onto vellum. While the ink is still wet I add clear embossing powder and heat emboss.  Looks great and it is so easy.  I can create a whole page at a time.

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  1. Lavon, I LOVE this card! And such a fantastic take on our challenge! The colors are wonderful and the butterflies are gorgeous ones! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

    1. Thank you for your lovely comments. As a long time follower of your work any comments from someone who has inspired me so much means a lot.