Thursday, February 15, 2007

WT100 - Faux Dichroic Butterfly

So I decided to stalk the challenge this morning. Had a blast talking on the stalker thread -- lots of SCS royalty there this morning. The challenge for today was marvelous and so wide open. So many options . . . I might have to do another one later using some other techniques/ideas.

The original idea for this came from Michaels.com but, since I did not have all the supplies I needed, I had to ad lib (quite a bit). I think the final result is neat.

I used regular kitchen tin foil, but to get the colored look, I used my heat and stick powder and brushed pearl ex over it (extremely messy, but cool). Then I stamped the image (butterfly) from Autumn Leaves by Rhonna Farrer - in the center in staz on and gave it a couple of layers of clear embossing powder for shine. It looks so shimmery and pretty in real life. Who would have thought tin foil could make such a neat embellishment?

The layout is FS01, which is a cool new thing on splitcoast on Sunday's -- every Sunday a different stamper will be featured and everyone is supposed to copy one of their layouts from their gallery -- I used this layout by Kurtis. This is the first time I have used scallop punches on a card here -- so that is fun! Oh, and the sentiment, "Smile' is handwritten by me using my versamarker and then I used whisper white embossing powder over it. I really need to get some detail white EP -- it would help! So if you have some laying around you aren't using, send it my way -- lol. All in all, fun and cool card I think.

Now off to work on a card for my dear hubby. It is his birthday today and I need to do something nice for him, besides dinner and yummy cupcakes *grins*

2 comments:

Allison said...

Very cool...bright and fun!

Peggy Maier said...

Who woulda thought - kitchen foil - could look so great! Hope your hubby has a great birthday & that he LOVES his card!