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Sunday, 14 March 2010

Happy Mother's Day....and a tutorial!

Hope all you mother's are having a lovely day and are being spoiled by your kids! It's a beautiful day here in Glasgow so took Rocky and Ruby to Cathkin Braes for a good run. We've only just started going back this weekend after 6 weeks off with Rocky's limp. I shouldn't even be taking him out off the lead just now...the last time we were at the vet's he said another month of lead walks!!!! I thought he was joking but he was deadly serious...does he not know how much energy Rocky has??? I wouldn't do anything to jeapordize my dogs health so I went along with that for about a week or so and since Rocky wasn't limping for the majority of that took the decision to let him run free. LOL...he ran like he'd been locked up in a cage!! There's been no after effects so I'll continue to let him run free but keep an eye on him.
Nicole phoned at 10:30 on her way into work to wish me a Happy Mother's Day. We're all heading there tonight for dinner...chilli...yuuuuummmmyyyy. Ryan text me to wish me when I was at Sadie's and once Steven remembered he wished me as well!! The boys bought me a pedicure from my favourite place The Beauty Store. It is one hour of sheer bliss...can't wait to use it.
Right...enough of that....on to the main event! Please be gentle with me...this is my first ever tutorial and I hope I've done it and explained it well enough for you to understand and have a go yourselves. The girls at the Stampin' Up! stand told me how to do it so this was done from memory. I think I did a not so bad job with the memory since I can't seem to retain much these days except water!! Here we go...
Acetate Butterflies
These are the materials you'll need for this project. You can't see it very well but there is a piece of acetate under the Stazon ink pad. I've used SU! reinkers as they're all I had but I'm sure you can use others.

First stamp your butterfuly image from Flight of the Butterfly onto your acetate using white Stazon. I've put the acetate on a piece of kraft card so you can see it better.

Turn the acetate over so the inked image is facing down and pour glossy accents over the image. I think I used a tiny bit too much here...I wasn't told quantites....but I don't think it affected the final result...just the drying time!

I've used 2 colours of reinkers but you can use as many you like. Drop a couple of drops of each colour onto the Glossy Accents then sprinkle with glitter (don't be shy!!). It looks like a dogs dinner at the moment but I think the colours blended more than I would have liked because of the time it took me to take the picture.

Scrunch up your tissue paper then open up an place over the Glossy Accents gently pressing down. Now this is the hard part...waiting for it to dry. You can either leave it to air dry...this will take HOURS or you can help it along with either your heat tool or do what I did and put it in your hotwater tank cupboard! I actually did this just before I went to bed so when I woke up it was perfectly dried out.

This picture shows what they look like from the front and back so you know what to expect.

Trim away any excess tissue paper and acetate and punch out your butterfly. It took a bit of persuasion for the acetate to go through as it was a bit thicker in parts with the tissue paper but just take your time and go gently.

This is the end result! You can see the folds of the tissue paper and the glitter...gorgeous :-D

And this is the card I made using one of the trailing sentiments from the set.

Another close up of the butterfly. You can do this technique with lots of punches...hearts would be stunning.
So that's it...what do you think? It is very's just the waiting that's the worst part but if you do a few of these the night before like I did you'll have a great time the next day punching them out and making your cards. Hope you enjoyed it.
Catch ya later x


Lisa Jane said...

Great Tutorial - pat on the back!
A great technique i will be trying.
Enjoy whats left of Mother's day - and the chilli!... oh and the pedicure when you book it!
Lisa ;)

Kerry said...

Thanks Lisa...hope you're having a lovely day too!

craftyrufus said...

Great tutorial! It works really well with the alcohol inks too. Hope you've been spoilt rotten today!

Karen said...

Great tutorial Kerry, beautiful butterflies. Any idea if this will work with distress inks?

Shelly said...

happy belated!!! sorry!!