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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Create Along with Us!

Oh Man, when I saw today's release I knew I had to play with my butterflies!!
I loved everyone's cards with the new Color Pop: Butterflies!
I chose Amy's card and I used Beautiful Butterflies.  Now this was a little tricky because I also loved her darker background (brown), so I stamped and added some of the "layers" to the butterflies, I also added some copics to the butterlies!!
I had to do this in stages so that I could stamp again with versarmark and clear emboss the images.  When I was all done with stamping and embossing, I sponged on some antique linen distress ink.  THEN, I took it to the iron and melted off the embossing paste!
No more shine, but a real soft texture to the card!
I also used the little flower cluster from the color Pop: Flowers!
Here is Amy's card:
I loved the divided panel, a signature from Maile I believe!!
I also die cut the Thanking of You three times from Graceful Greetings!
Wow, it took a few hours, but I love the end result!!

Heart Hugs, friends!


18 comments:

  1. You can never have too many butterflies. This is gorgeous Colleen!

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  2. Wow, Colleen! I'm speechless over your stunning card!! Besides it being as beautiful as ever, I love that you removed the embossing with an iron... genius!! Well done, my friend!!

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  3. FABULOUS creation! Your butterflies are gorgeous, love how they POP against the dark background!

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  4. Oh, what a lovely card with all the pretty butterflies! Lots of wonderful color and great design! I'll have to remember the embossing tip...thank you!

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  5. Oh my...gorgeous card Colleen! Your butterflies are just lovely, and all the colors are perfect! Beautiful, beautiful card my friend!! :0)

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  6. Beautiful take on Amy's card, Colleen! Love your colors & the background is perfect!

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  7. This is a gorgeous case of Amy's card, I love your background. I adore butterflies and this new mini kit is such a big temptation.

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  8. Stunning!! I love the idea of ironing off the EP to give it a softer look! brilliant idea : )

    Patti

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  9. What a lovely card. I love the butterflies and the sentiment die cut. Really, really beautiful.

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  10. Beautifully done Colleen. Gorgeous colours and mix of elements. Great take on Amy's card. xx

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  11. WOW, Colleen, you went through a lot of work to create this beauty...even ironing your card. :) All kidding aside, your take on Amy's turned out just lovely even with a lighter background.

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  12. So pretty Colleen! Love your beautiful butterflies and background.

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  13. Awesome remake on this card! I love how you got a similar look with a set I already have here at home. Nice job!!!

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  14. Fabulous card, Colleen! I LOVE the new butterfly set also ~ is there such a thing as too many butterflies? ;-)

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  15. Okay, so WOW, I need a video to see all your steps for making this beauty! So beautifully done! I'm honored you chose a card of mine for the challenge -- thank you!

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