Pool Party Clouds and Flying Butterflies ~ Facebook LIVE 8/2/19
Oh, how I love my Facebook LIVE (Coffee Greetings with Renee) every Friday at 10am (est) and last week was no exception.
Although, I am behind on my blogging (by weeks!) I desire to be caught up. Life happens and so I just continue to do my best to bring you my cards and quickly as possible. Bear with me as I show off this adorable card from over a week ago.
I love this color combination! What lady does not love floating butterflies? I know my daughter will float around the yard (or through the air) to catch them if possible.
I was inspired to do a whole week of Embossing paste and tools. It is very intimidating and yet very easy to handle. I share a few tips during my LIVE to make your experience a bit better and today I’d like to tell you how I made this card.
First, I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 3.75″ x 3.75″ and grabbed for my embossing paste supplies.
I used a bit of washi tape and adhered the pattern party decorative mask – in clouds – over my whisper white. I adhered it at the top and at the bottom of the mask.
Next, I took a bit of Pool Party reinker on my silicone craft sheet along with a tiny bit of paste (remember it goes a long way) and mixed them all together with my palette knife. Once I was happy with the color I then smeared it all over my cloud mask until I was happy with the coverage. I took off the mask, cleaned up my supplies (with a water bucket) and set it aside to dry.
While it was drying I worked on other elements of the card. I cut one piece of basic black cardstock, measuring 4″ x 4″ to use as my mat. I also stamped and punched out one rich razzleberry large butterfly and two small ones.
The butterflies come from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and the Butterfly Duet Punch coordinates with it. I LOVE this set. It is a must have in any craft room!!
The next step for me was the sentiment, which also came from the Butterfly Gala stamp set. I decided to stamp it in tuxedo black and cut it out with a layering circle die. I took another piece of Basic Black cardstock and punched out with my Starburst punch a frame for my sentiment.
Finally, I was able to put it all together.
I married the basic black mat to the whisper white pool party embossed clouds and adhered them to the top of my card base with snail.
I took the sentiment; adhered the starburst basic black frame to my whisper white sentiment with snail. Then to adhere it to my card I used snail at the top and a dimensional at the bottom and adhered it hanging just slightly off my clouds. I adhered my butterflies where I wanted them with mini glue dots. It came together really fast.
Last for the front of the card, I sprayed the card with a glitter spray from Amazon. What a beautiful finish.
Before I finished the entire card I decided to decorate the inside with a butterfly. I mimicked the front of the card with a 4″ x 5.25″ Basic Black mat and a Whisper White cardstock piece measuring 5″ x 3.75″. I stamped one butterfly in the corner in Rich Razzleberry.
My card was a success and so was my LIVE. The whole card creation took about 25 minutes. You can always watch it on replay on my Facebook page. The link is here.
Still unsure how to use Embossing Paste successfully? Check out this video here, for more information!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! It was quite a fun post to write and I hope that I have inspired you to create your own butterfly flying card.
One Tip before I close: Remember that having a bucket nearby can really save you when you want to create but don’t want to get up and wash your supplies every second. (I explain it in my LIVE!)
Thanks again and I hope to see you soon!
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A List of Supplies Used for this project: