Monday, October 10, 2011

Stacked in Nature

Today's "Technique Lover's Challenge" (TLC346) from Splitcoaststampers is "Stack up the Background" ... meaning you must use at least two stamps (or more) for the background stamping.  I really had fun making this card!  I definitely am going to make more cards using this technique!
Hope you like.

"Stacked in Nature"

Stamps:  Inspired by Nature, En Francais (SU!)
Paper:  Always Artichoke, Old Olive DP (SU!)
Ink:  Soft Suede, Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  copper metal sheet .005 thickenss (K&S Precision Metals), butane torch, Big Shot, Sizzix Embosslits beautiful wings, adhesives, glue dots and dimensionals

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I heated a copper sheet with the butane torch until it started to turn color and then immediately pulled the sheet away from the heat.  I let it cool and then ran it through my Big Shot with the butterfly embosslits.
Using Soft Suede ink, I stamped the En Francais onto a piece of Old Olive DP.  I stamped over top of the script with the Inspired by Nature stamp in Early Espresso ink.

I mounted the stamped panel onto a card base of Always Artichoke.  I added the copper butterflies using glue dots in the centers and a small piece of dimensionals on each wing to give the butterflies depth and appear as if they are in flight.

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