Faux Foiled Butterflies/Alex Syberia Cut Files

Today, I am sharing a bunch of faux foiled butterflies. Foiling requires a specific machine or a particular printer, but you can simply create a look of foiling by just using a foil card stock instead.

Hello everyone!

My project today contains a lot of fluttering faux foiled butterflies. Don’t forget to catch them all. ūüôā

I was super excited when Alex sent me a message saying that she is creating some digital cut files for this month’s release. As I have been loving creating die cut cards more than stamps these days, I jumped with joy when I found out the new release had cut files.

I own a Silhouette Cameo digital die cutting machine. It is well loved for past 8 or 9 years. It was my first ever bought die cutting machine, but I am ashamed to say that I had only been using the basic version so far. These digital files work with the designer version as they are .svg files. It was perfect excuse for me to purchase the Designer Edition which has endless possibilities.

First Set

For my first set of cards, I used the butterfly cut file which is one half of a butterfly. The beauty of using a digital file is that you can resize it, flip it to get the mirror image, or stretch it taller or wider. By flipping the half, I was able to create whole butterflies very easily. I created some large butterflies and some small ones. The idea was to make a slimline card with a row of butterflies for my first card, which you can see here.

I used a gold foil card stock I bought from Michael’s to cut all these butterflies. One sheet was enough for 5 butterflies, or 5 pairs of wings. I’ve noticed that the intricate design cuts beautifully if the card stock is thin.

I created an offset layer for the backing for each of the wings and cut that with a rainbow foil card stock that I had received with one of my Simon Says Stamp card kit. This was perfect for creating all these gradient rainbow colored butterflies.

Then, I wanted to add an extra layer of the gold backing piece which was slightly bigger than the rainbow piece. This way, when you look at these butterflies from the top, you see all three layers.

To give the butterfly depth, I adhered the center side or the body of the butterfly with glue and the wings with foam tape. This gives the illusion that the butterfly wings are in flight.

These cards have so much dimension and layers to them.

For my first card I wanted to create a slimline card with three butterflies, each gradating in color from purple to green.

Second and Third cards

For the two cards with the large butterflies I created gate fold cards that unfold from the middle each flap having a half butterfly. These cards close to reveal a full butterfly, but can be opened to read a handwritten message. I created two cards; one with a pink to purple gradient and one with a blue to green gradient.

Second Set

The leftover negative pieces of these butterflies still stuck on my silhouette cutting mat gave me the idea.
They were just too pretty to be thrown away. I thought of picking them up with low-tack tape and adding them on a dark card stock to create the look of foiled butterflies. It was so easy and too much fun. Then, I die cut the body and the antenna for these butterflies using one of my Spellbinders die and the same gold foil card stock.

I made one card with the negative pieces of one large butterfly and one card with the negative pieces of two small butterflies. I loved how these turned out.

The sentiment of these cards are prestamped and precut sentiment strips from my stash which I had made a while ago using Taylored Expressions stamp and die. I used all birthday theme sentiments for my cards today.

It was a lot of fun creating these faux foiled butterfly cards. I was so happy with the result I couldn’t wait to share it with all of you. I really hope you will give this idea a try.

You can visit Alex’s Etsy Shop if you are interested in purchasing these digital cut files:

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Altenew Inspiration Challenge August 2018

Hello, everyone. Thank you for stopping by. Today I am presenting my card I made to participate in the Altenew Inspiration Challenge August 2018.

My busy work schedule hasn’t¬†stopped me from participating in the challenge this month because I just love the color combination. I had recently ordered some products from Altenew and hadn’t had a chance to play with some of them yet.

Here’s my card for today.

Altenew Perfectly Perfect

What Inspired me:

This is the picture form the inspiration post on Altenew Blog that inspired me to create my card.

How I made it:

I’ve been wanting to play with my new stamp set from Altenew called Perfectly¬†Perfect. This stamp set is so pretty. The flower and leaves images in this stamp set are just outlined images. I love to use the outline images to stamp and color.

I stamped all the flower images and the leaves images on a watercolor paper with Versamark. Versamark is a sticky clear ink which helps the embossing powder to stick on it so I can heat set it using my heat tool to get the embossed image. I used White embossing powder.

Then the images were watercolored using the watercolor palette from  Prima Watercolors in the colors Tropical that I had bought on Amazon. I had in my mind the vision of blue flowers and green leaves on a yellow background.

Altenew Perfectly perfectThe Background:

Created the background on a white panel of cardstock sized 4 inches by 5 and a 1/4 inches in dimension. Used the yellow color from the same watercolor palette using the ink-smooshing technique. This technique is very popular these days to create a messy watercolor background.

Arranged the flowers and the leaves on the top left corner of the panel.  Some flowers were adhered directly using glue whereas some were added on a foam tape to create dimension.

The Sentiment:

Took a strip of black cardstock from my scrap stash, stamped it with two of the sentiments from the stamp set to make it look like one with Versamark ink. Embossed with white embossing powder and adhered using foam tape.

So here is my final card.

 I just loved how it turned out. Let me know what you guys think about it in the comments section down below.

I have linked all the products  I used in the affiliated links just in case if you guys are interested in buying them please do so through these affiliated links so I get a certain percentage of the sale without an extra cost to you. I appreciate the support.

Hugs

Jyoti

 

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Altenew Card Featuring The Main Squeeze stamp set.

Hi guys. Here I am posting a few of my cards made using the Altenew  Main Squeeze  stamp set. This stamp is a layered stamp set and is so much fun to use and create all kinds of citrus fruits like lemons, limes, oranges, or grapefruits.

When I started stamping these images in different colors of Altenew Inks I couldn’t stop myself and ended up with a bunch of citrus fruit stamped slices.

This one I used some lemons some oranges and one grapefruit image layered on a black cardstock panel cut to 4 by 5.25 inches and adhered that panel on a teal top folding card base.

I used all Altenew Inks to stamp these images. I didn’t have the dies to cut the images out so I used a pair of scissors to fussy cut the images which was pretty easy.

Here’s another one in green. This one is my favourite among all.

I posted this on my Instagram the other day and received so many likes and comments. On this one, I stamped lime green cardstock  with the inner layer of the small lemon stamp in Forest Glade Ink from Altenew to create a backgound of my own. I then layerd the stamped and cut out images.

The third one I came up with a much brighter color.

Oh, how I love this yellow layering cardstock. This is not a heavyweight cardsstock just a 60lb cardstock from Michaels. But I layered that on a heavyweight Neenah Solar White card base.

I created a littleborder of  lines made using my score tool and a bone folder. I then added some Nuvo Crystal Drops you can see in the above pic for some extra interest.

Last but not the least my next card in teal color.

On this one too I stamped one layer of the stamp with Versamark watermark ink to create a background with a subtle tone on tone look.

All the sentiments I used on these cards are from the same stampset.  All of them are stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder.

I loved playing with these stamp set a lot. I will definitely be making so many more cards with this stamp set from Altenew

Let me know what you guys think? I love reading your comments and suggestions.

Hugs

Jyoti

 

 

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Birthday Card using Stamping Up Bottles and Bubbles die set.

Hello everyone! Welcome to my blog. Hope you are having a great summer. Here is New York it has been really hot this summer.  Whereas everyone else is waiting for the summer with excitement, it is not my favorite season. I like to spend most of the summer days inside in the air conditioning making cards.

Today I am presenting a card I made using Stamping Up dies called Bottles and Bubbles die set. I also purchased the stamp set for this but in this project, I only used one of the large bottles die from this set.

I used distressed inks from Ranger from Tim Holtz. I blended Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Mowed lawn, Evergreebough and Cracked Pistachio inks on 110lb cardstock strip from my scrap stash. Sprayed with distressed spray and also sprinkled some water drops with my fingers on to the inked strip, dried it with paper towel for some interest.

I loved how it turned out. Then I used the large bottle die from the Bottles and Bubbles die set to cut as many bottles I could get out of that stip of inked background. Then I arranged the die cut bottles on to a white panel of 110 lb cardstock cut to 4 inches by 5.5 inches. Adhered it with Tombow Mono Liquid Glue. I cut the extra bits of the bottles hanging off of the panel. Used the leftover pieces to cover any empty spaces on the panel.

Stamped the sentiment from the Bubble Over stamp set in Mowed Lawn distressed ink on a piece of white cardstock.

Then I adhered this panel on a 4 and a quarter by 5 and a half card base in light blue cardstock from Simon  Says Stamp.

Last but not the least scattered some iridescent sequins on wherever it falls and then attached with glossy accent. Added some more glossy accent on top to create like a dewdrop look.

So here’s My final card done. I loved how it turned out and can’t stop admiring it with a big grin. Hope you guys like it too.

hugs

Jyoti

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