Saturday, June 6, 2015

Addicted to CAS #65 - Butterfly


Hi everyone ~
It's time for another challenge at Addicted to CAS, and our code word is Butterfly! Our hostess with the mostest is the Uber Talented Bonnie, and we are thrilled to have Flo as our Guest Designer for the month of June! Our sponsor for this challenge is Stamplorations ~ They are offering the winner a $10.00 voucher to the store!

Ever since I saw This Video by Jennifer McGuire on Faux Detailed Letterpress, I just had to try it. 


Here is a close up of the Hawaiian Shores ink on the butterflies (it's really subtle):


I used Letterpress cardstock (Ellen Hutson), and I think it created a crisp, clean effect. I used Hero Arts Ombre ink pads for the Penny Black sentiment and added a few pearls, and that was it!

Since I used the ombre technique on the die cut word, I would like to enter this card into Virginia's View Challenge #15 for the theme 'Ombre/Monochromatic' ~


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For my second card, I die cut a heart mask with my Silhouette, and inked it with SSS Sea Glass ink:



I saw a card that used the Memory Box die just like this, and thought I would make it myself :) I started by coloring a piece of cardstock with Copic markers in rainbow order, then die cutting all of the butterflies and gluing them on to the heart. I added a Lawn Fawn sentiment, a few resin stars, and mounted the panel onto a black card base.

I hope you'll take the time to stop over at the Addicted to CAS Blog to see what my amazing teammates have created, and to play along with us in this week's challenge! Have a fun and crafty weekend ~ Thanks so much for stopping by,











22 comments:

Julie B said...

Love the butterfly card, so soft and elegant in complete contrast to the other which is so bold and colourful. LOve them both. :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE the coloring on your Smile - great fauxing too ;)

KayM said...

Oh my goodness! I don't know which one I love the most! They are both stunning! Love the faux letterpress! What a fun technique and then the bottom one with all those tiny little butterflies!! Oh gosh! It must have taken you forever! Fabulous card my friend!! ( Hugs and happy weekend!))

lostinpaper said...

Both gorgeous Barb, the bright heart of butterflies totally makes my heart smile!

Michelle Liimatainen said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! I So miss seeing your talent on a daily basis. I really need to catch up on my blog reading and with you!!! Miss you so much! Hope all is well. ((((HUGS))))

Cris G said...

Hi Barb! I saw the video too, but haven't tried the faux letterpress with inks yet, I guess I'll have to try it one of these days, your card is looking good. Your second card is just a rainbow beauty... gorgeous colors and design!

Rosemary said...

the first card is wonderful, barb... but i'm a bit taken by the second one... it is just amazing!!

Loll said...

Two beautiful butterfly cards Barb. Love the softness of your faux letterpress technique .. and the bold, vibrant colours of your rainbow of butterflies. Lots of inspiration!! xx

Kylie said...

Wow! Both cards are simply amazing. The faux letterpress is really cool! BUT I have to say that your second card had me picking my jaw up off the floor. WOW WOW WOW! xx

Dawn Turley said...

AMAZING cards Barb. I love the letterpress look on the first one and all those bright butterflies on the second are just so pretty. That's it. I will have to have a go as I'm a butterfly fanatic!

Cindy C. said...

Barb what gorgeous cards!!! I love the clean and crisp look on the first one! Great take from Virginia's inspiration card, the butterflies formed heart looks wonderful!!
Btw thanks for the lovely comments you left on my blog. But I didn't set up any security. It's just blogger, and I think you could skip it. :)

Judy Tuck said...

The letter press technique on your first card is amazing Barb! Absolutely love the butterfly on your second card and the tiny stars are a nice addition.

Cat Craig said...

Barb, both of your cards are very eyecatching. Your faux letterpress is so soft and delicate. Your die cut heart of butterflies is vibrant and fun. Great day of card making.

Joyce said...

These are both just gorgeous cards. That second one must have taken a week, but so worth it, I think, for the stunning effect. Definitely send that one to a fellow card maker, because they will know how much work it was.

Shona Chambers said...

Barb, these are both gorgeous!! I still haven't tried the letterpress technique. You've done such a good job with it, the butterflies look amazing. And your rainbow butterfly is stunning! All the hard work with all those fiddly pieces was so worth it. Wanted to let you know that your rainbow card would be good for the SSS Work it Wednesday challenge as their theme is 'rainbow'.

Aileen (mum) said...

Wow Barb beautiful cards, love the top card with the smile die cut. Still to use mine. the Other with the rainbow of butterflies totally brilliant.

The Crafty Pink Girl said...

WOW!!!!!! So clean and crisp and amazingly beautiful..think the teal card its amazing and you have totally nailed it. Well done!!

Missy Pink - The Crafty Pink Girl x

Bonnie said...

Wow, Barb, you sure aced this challenge! Love the soft, subtle, letterpress butterflies! Such a pretty color! And your rainbow colored butterfly heart is gorgeous! I can see that being a wonderful graduation card!

Anita in France said...

The teal on white letterpress effect is so lovely, Barb ... delicate and subtle ... and gorgeous! What a fabulous heart full of rainbow butterflies ... just beautiful! Anita :)

Deepti said...

The teal outline of those butterflies is incredible :) love both the cards unique and beautiful !

cm said...

Barb, you've caused a 'severe' case of swooning with these two stunning butterfly cards! The teal/letter press of the first speaks of elegance; the rainbow kaleidoscope of butterflies evokes joy! WOW! In love...
Hugs~c

Jaydee said...

Barb, your taux letterpress is beautiful and does Jennifer's technique proud, but...I have to say... I am obsessed with the second card. STUNNING!
hugs
jaydee