Thursday, August 15, 2013

Floral Butterfly

Welcome

I taught this card at card class this week - needless to say there was actually a lot of teaching - die cutting and embossing was the first step.


Embossing the white layer and then attaching it correctly, and how to remove it without damaging anything when it's not put on correctly and the tape shows through the window!
The tip is to warm the card with the sticky tape with the heat gun, and it peels off cleanly.


How to cover-up poor embossing (by layering a new panel over the error on the base) - and what washi tape is and how to use it.


How to gain dimension by placing a die cut so it pops up slightly....


Then the really fun part - the 'double inking' or Joseph's Coat Technique, although I varied from the instructions given in the link by randomly sponging the first layer of colour on.

I also taught how to use the negative die cut, but that will be another blog entry as the resulting card is worthy of it's own post.

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20 comments:

  1. This is very pretty Maxine - I am sure it was popular in the Class. LOve the butterfly Adorable! Thanks for sharing my friend! {{{hugs}}}

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  2. Great card Maxine. What a great class this would have been, Love your butterfly. I love this technique.

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  3. Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

    Karen

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  4. It is surprising how many techniques are involved in each card we make isn't it? You certainly gave yourself a lot to teach but I am sure everyone in the class was very pleased with their results. I love the butterfly. Kate x

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  5. A lovely card. great use of embossing and a good tip too. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

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  6. This is gorgeous! I wish I could have been at your card class! ;)

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  7. I love this Double inking and embossing looks great and you have shared a fab tip too, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

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  8. I just LOVE how you've cut the hole for letting the vine pop through - super creative! Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful card - I just love seeing your sweet creations.
    Hugs,
    Karen

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  9. Gorgeous card Maxine! Love the way you did the embossed circle and the greenery.
    Lynn

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  10. great card and love the vines coming out of the "window". Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week!

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  11. Love the Butterfly, Maxine - I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup again this week!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/08/52-card-pickup-233.html

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  12. Lovely card and I love how you've done the butterfly. Thank you for joining in at Cuttlebug Mania this week x

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  13. gorgeous creation hun thanks so much for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

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  14. Great card and the butterflies are beautiful. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania x

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  15. Great card, I love the way the vine comes through the window.
    Thanks for playing in our "Wings" challenge at Inky Impressions and good luck!

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  16. What a pretty card. I like all the techniques you included and your tips on how to do them. Thanks so much for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.

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  17. Beautiful card- I love this and you sure taught your students lots of techniques!!!

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  18. A lovely card! Thanks for joining our Things With Wings challenge at Inky Impressions! Hope to see you again this week!

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  19. Great project fab stamping !
    Thanks for joining us at stamp anything lady anne
    Tracey DT

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  20. Gorgeous butterfly! Thanks for joining us at The House That Stamps Built.

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