Friday, March 11, 2011

Believe In Miracles

Hello and happy Friday!  I'm sorry I'm running so behind today.  I hope what I have to share with you will make up for my being a little late.  I thought I'd share this tutorial with you for the butterfly I used on this card.  This is the very first technique I ever learned at the first workshop I ever attended (Thanks, Nancy) to make a card.  THIS is what hooked me on stamping forever!!  When I saw this Ornate Butterfly die from The Scrapping Cottage, I was instantly reminded of the first card I ever made, and I knew exactly what I was going to use this die for first!  The sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and is popped up on the Scalloped Circles die, also from TSC.   Here is my finished card, and below, are instructions for how I did it.


This is a chalking technique using Versamark clear watermark ink.  You will need:  Chalks, an ornate, or filigree stamp (I used the Eyelet Circles Background stamps from TSC),  Versamark ink, and the Ornate Butterfly die from TSC.

 The first thing you will do is stamp the surface of your prepared die cut (I cut this out with Georgia Pacific white card stock) randomly with Versamark.  Sorry!  Pictures of that step don't show up, obviously, because it's clear.  ;-)
 After you have the surface covered to your liking, you will start applying the chalk colors of your choice randomly over the stamped ink.  There is no right or wrong.  It's just whatever you like, and don't be afraid to rub the chalk in for a deeper tone.  You can do one or as many colors as you like.

 I used a variety of rainbow colors for my butterfly.  Once I had the colors of the butterfly finished, I used acetate to cut the backing for the wings, then filled in with Crystal Effects and sprinkled with glitter for some sparkle.  Here's a close up, where you can see that you can see through the acetate backing on the wings, even with the glitter.  It's soooo pretty IRL!!!
I hope you've enjoyed this quick and easy tutorial today, and I wish you a blessed day, a wonderful weekend, and of course some happy stamping!

15 comments:

Glora said...

Ooh, this is beautiful I love the way this turned out. I haven't used chalks with my versamark watermark ink pad in a while. I may need to. Awesome job! Hugs- Glora

Donna said...

Very pretty, TFS

Nikki the *scrappinNavyWife* said...

HOLY AWESOMENESS BATMAN!!! I LOOOOOOVVVVVVVEEEEEEe it!!!

Janice W. said...

This is stunning Lorie! Thanks for the tutorial! Now I want to try it.

Dana Desmond said...

WOW! Love the butterfly!

Rufus said...

Love using Versamark with my chalks! Wowsa on the butterfly, off to check out that die. Love butterfly's!!
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Carol W said...

It is soooooooo pretty in the picture too...love this. Thanks for sharing the tutorial as well...this is beautiful...well done as usual Lorie...♥♥♥

Judy McMullen said...

Oh, Lorie, this is absolutely gorgeous! I adore butterflies and am so appreciative of your tutorial. I'll have to give this a try. Thanks!!!

Imke said...

Lorie, this is brilliant !! A very beautiful card and a great technique.

MiamiKel said...

Now this is a jaw dropper :) What a stunning butterfly, so colorful and happy! Great job!

Debbie said...

BEAUTIFUL

Jean said...

I have never seen this technique Lorie thanks so much for sharing, you are a busy woman these days!!

kadie said...

oooooh, thanks for sharing more of your secrets with us, Lorie! What an awesome tutorial and the card is so beautiful!!

Mrs.Debbie said...

I really love how you did that butterfly very very nice

Hugs

Carol said...

This butterfly is gorgeous. I will have to try this technique - and perhaps buy the die ;o)

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