Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Rainbow butterflies

I made the background to this card a long time ago. I had suggested this as a technique for technique junkies newsletter and it was published this month, the technique is called "corduroy". After I made the background I couldn't decide what to put on top so there it sat in my studio for all this time until my rainbow butterfly epiphany:

Here's a better look at those wings:

How to:
line up strips of 1/8" wide double stick on black card stock, I just eyeballed it. Go from the top to the bottom of the cardstock, I like to do enough for more than one project.
remove tape liner from all stripes you want to be a certain color. Dump glitter, flocking, or anything else you want to make your stripes out of on to the strip of tape. Rub the stuff in to make sure its nice and stuck. Return excess back to the jar and then continue to do this for as many colors as you plan to use. (I do all stripes of a color at the same time)

Once all the stripes are done I cut the cardstock to size and then cut it apart to make the various blocks. I mounted those on to a black cardstock base.

For the butterflies I stamped (2) of each size. Colored them with copics and then attached the first one on top of the second one. I used Black 1/4" Stampers Magic Foam to keep the wings raised.

Last thing was to add some black Flower Soft to the body of the butterflies.
Other products used:
1/8" Stampers Magic Tape, 1/4" black foam tape:

All stamps Starving Artistamps
Cethosia butterfly: http://starvingartistamps.com/page_3_1.html

Cethosia butterfly Jumbo: http://starvingartistamps.com/page_4_1.html

Glitter: from Michaels, not sure what brand it is but it came in a set of 5-6 primary, opaque colors.


Nina said...

Love the striking colors and the sparklyness of this card - it's GORGEOUS!!

Laura Davis said...

I LOVE this Tracey!

Andrea said...

Love the card! I just gave you a Sunshine Award, so come over and see!