28 November 2015

Autumn Butterflies - Tutorial 9

Autumn butterflies.

I recently discovered vertigo and loved the effects and wanted to see just how I could use it along with the items I already have in my craft room.



Difficulty;   Intermediate-advanced
Time;  ¾ -1  hour 

Imagine Crafts :Vertigo (breeze)
Tsukeniko Rich Cocoa Memento ink pad
Ranger :  Alcohol inks - Cranberry, butterscotch and Oregano,  blending solution and  blending tool, 
Paperbabe stamps:  Sentiment stamp
Tonic studios:  Rococo Butterfly die
Cuttlebug: die cutting machine
Xcut: circle dies
Green card, white card, adhesive, 4 purple eyelets, eyelet setting tool, 8x8 photo box frame.


  • To cover the vertigo add drops of the alcohol ink and blending solution to the blending tool and dab over the surface, if you want a more vivid colour add more ink and less blending solution.

 • Cut a circle aperture out of the Vertigo using a circle die and die cutting machine

•  Cut a circle from the green card the same size as the aperture and a slightly smaller white circle, Stamp the sentiment on to the white circle with the Memento Rich Cocoa ink.

•  Using the butterfly die; cut one with the green card and one with the white card. The white one will need to be coloured using the Cranberry alcohol ink in the same way we coloured the Vertigo. Cut the flourishes away from the butterflies as pictured.

•  Cut a piece of white card an inch bigger than the vertigo and attach them together using eyelets in the 4 corners.

•  Mat and layer using a piece of green card that is slightly bigger to give a border of green tying the colours together.

 • Glue the circles into the center of the vertigo and add the butterflies one on top of the other, I glued the green one flat and curled the wings of the cranberry one using the barrel of a pen and then stuck this on top.  I placed the flourishes diagonally below to balance the design.

Your finished project could be attached to the front of an 8x8 card blank or put into a box frame to use for home d├ęcor as I have below.

If you like this framed piece of art you could win it, by visiting my Facebook page Home is where the craft is where I a running a giveaway Tx

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