Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Butterfly on Cork



Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the new challenge from ATS&M - #106 - Anything Goes.  This is one of the most popular challenges because it's wide open for you to make any type of card/project you'd like.




Prize:  3 digital images


I did a little experimenting recently and this is what I ended up with :)  The cork sheets I bought have a backing sheet that gets removed to expose a sticky surface. The cork is fairly thin and pliable, so I first mounted my rectangle of cork onto a white card stock piece the same size to make it sturdy.  Then I swiped my distress ink pad (Vintage Photo) on the inside of an embossing folder (raised pattern side).  I placed my cork on top and ran it through my big shot.  The pattern was embossed and inked at the same time - love how it turned out.

Because there is a lot of design with the embossing pattern, I wanted to keep the rest of the card very simple.  I added a two-layer butterfly, with the top layer coated in Wink of Stella for some glittery shine.  A simple sentiment finishes the card.

Here's a close-up of the card so hopefully you can see the cork design better ...









And while I was at it, I made a second card ...





The challenge is open for one week.  I hope you'll join us ... click here to check out the challenge and see the rest of the DT's beautiful cards.







Stamps:  A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted
Paper:  110 lb. white (Neenah); black (SU!)
Ink:  Vintage Photo (Distress Ink by Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Cork, Musical Flourish embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Moonlight and Kaleidoscope Butterfly dies (Memory Box), Clear Wink of Stella


27 comments:

  1. Wow I love how you did that cork Loll!! I never gave a thought to ink emboss on cork, that turned out very pretty. I love how you kept it simple and only layered a die cut on both cards. Beautiful as always!! Hugs, Brenda

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  2. Love the texture on the cork, Loll! Great technique with amazing results :)

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  3. Stamping on cork - genius! Love the effect of it - have to case you on that one one day!

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  4. Lovely! I've gotta try this some time Loll, I love both the cards!

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  5. Wow! This is fabulous. I really like the effect you get running the cork through the embossing folder. These are both perfectly CAS and so elegant too.

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  6. Absolutely Stunning cards Loll. I love how you inked and EB with your folder your cork pieces. Turned out beautifully. TFS your close up pic too. Two great guy cards for your stash. TFS my friend.

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  7. Lolly, I love how organic and original your two cards are today! Just stunning!! Hugs, Dolly

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  8. Wow why a cool effect, I will have to try it ! Thank you for sharing all ur wonderful experiments and cards :)

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  9. This is gorgeous Loll, love the cork embossed, so beautiful. Never seen sticky cork sheets anywhere will have to look out for those.

    The cards did not need anything else they stand on their own.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. Wow! Really gorgeous cards! And you have set me thinking about all the other material I can use in my cards!

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  11. Great idea Loll. Love the woodgrain effect on the cork.

    Karen x

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  12. This is such a great idea and such a stunning look. I have to try this x

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  13. Stunning cards, Loll! I hemmed and hawed over buying some cork "paper" when I was in the US and didn't...now I wish I had, given the gorgeous creations you've showcased here! So beautiful! Of course, the butterfly...swoon-inducing in a major way! Inspired and inspiring!
    Hugs~c

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  14. Wow, I would never have thought to emboss the cork! And inking it first really makes an impact! Your creativity knows no bounds!

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  15. Clever technique, Loll! Love both cards.

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  16. So pretty and loads of texture. x

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  17. Love all the texture, Loll ... these cards have me wanting to stretch out my hand and feel them through the screen! Anita :)

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  18. Brilliant designs! Oh how much I love that cork! Great cards!
    Xx

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  19. You've been playing again Loll and ended up with a brilliant result, love it. :)

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  20. I love how much depth and dimension you achieve with your cork panels, and the patterns are so pretty! Both cards are really stunning, Loll!

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  21. What a great technique you used on your cork Loll!

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  22. OMGosh, another nifty technique to try out. I've not seen the cork 'paper' as you described (with the sticky sheet backing). I'll be on the hunt for it, you can just bet. Love what you've done on each card, and super idea to ink up the EF for the design on the cork. You chose just the perfect butterfly to add that little something extra, while still keeping that beautiful texture cork center stage. WTGo! TFS & Hugs

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  23. Love these cork backgrounds Loll, great idea to ink emboss them, fantastic result,Cathy x

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  24. Loll, as said above, your experiments are awesome and so inspiring - both cards are really beautiful and so simple. Must try cork . . . and your technique of putting it on paper first and then embossing . . . wow!

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  25. These are both stunning, Loll. I love how you manage to create so much texture yet your cards are still perfectly CAS. A couple of beauties! x

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  26. FAB idea with the inked embossing on cork Loll!!! LOVE it :)

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  27. What an amazing technique. I know it has been used before, but on cork? LOVE it!!! xx

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