12/12/2007

Butterfly tag trifold

I have a neighbor down the street named Alice that just loves butterflies. I admire Alice greatly - Alice runs. Not jogs - but RUNS. She ran the NYC Marathon this year - and came in 23rd for her age group. She is amazing to me! Alice has these bushes called 'butterfly bushes', and in the warmer months here in NJ they attract some incredible butterflies...and often they flutter down to my house - sheer enjoyment! The bushes are pretty too - I should plant some in the spring! Every time I see a butterfly stamp or image, I think of Alice! This card is an A6, measures 4-5/8" x 6-1/4" when folded. Opened it measures 11" wide and 6-1/4" tall. To make it easy, I take a 12x12 sheet of cardstock (patterned MME used here) and cut it at 6-1/4". Then I chop off 1" from the 12" side to make it 11" x 6-1/4". Then, along the 11" side I score in 3" on one side and 3-1/2" on the other side. Added a distressed edge band using the leftover 12" x 5-3/4" MME paper (trimming to height desired). Then, since I love creating a mess, I spritzed a walnut ink solution onto a shipping tag. Allow to dry. (and clean up...lol) I used a JulieHRR technique, of taking a new pencil, with a new eraser head, and using the eraser head as a stamp to create the neat, little stamped circles in Adirondack Ginger. The little butterfly image is from Papertrey Ink (stamped in Pesto). Large, script butterfly image (My Sentiments Exactly) was stamped (Vintage Photo Distress), cut out and edges inked (Peeled Paint Distress). Wings were mounted with pop-dots but body was firmly adhered to the tag. Domino body was created using Tim Holtz's Alcohol Inks (Pesto, Ginger, Lettuce, Denim), stamped with a collaged image (Stampers' Anonymous - Artful Mosaic) in Archival ink, then edged with a Krylon 18kt gold leafing pen. Swarovski crystal dotted the center. Adhered domino to butterfly body area with E-6000. I left the resolution on the photo pretty big in case you want to view the domino in more detail. These are so much fun to do, and fast too. If you wanted to, you could put a pin-back on the back of the domino, and mount it with a glue dot to the butterfly body. The recipient would have a gift and a card... :-) Thank you for stopping by! Hope you are warm where you are - it's supposstah snow tomorrah! :-)

3 comments:

PJBstamper said...

You always make the bestest dominoes (and triominoes).

Beth said...

She runs.... (shakes head in wonder)

Why - there is a sale somewhere in NYC, right?

LOVE this - love it!

(might even consider running for it)


Nah!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, love the domino and shading on the butterflies wings, love the script bg to them, pretty card all around!
Conniecrafter