Wednesday 11 May 2016

You've Got This Copper Butterfly

If you saw my previous post (Crazy Crafters Blog Hop of 8 May), you may remember that I made a split card using a Botanical Builder framelit and didn't want to waste the leftover piece of beautiful cardstock. 

Can you see where that leftover piece ended up?
SU, You've Got This, Butterfly, Heat Embossing, creating metallic layers, handmade card
The Affectionately Yours DSP is so beautiful, I couldn't bear to throw away any leftover pieces!

I'm continuing to #loveitchopit with the Affectionately Yours DSP - particularly this gorgeous copper paper.  I layered it onto a card made from Early Espresso cardstock (11" x 5.5" folded in half).

I found myself hankering for some metallic copper card so, lacking it, I made my own by cutting a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock with one of the Project Life Cards & Labels framelits.  I then inked all the edges with Versamark and heat embossed them with my new addiction - the new copper embossing powder to be released in June.

I heat embossed the flower from You've Got This in copper onto Early Espresso cardstock and used a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker and a Blender Pen to add shadowing to the flower.  Then I cut the layer a little smaller than the copperised layer and adhered the leftover piece of DSP before round cornering the edges.  Then I adhered the Early Espresso layer to the Copperised layer and glued it to the card front.  I added some small Rhinestone Jewels for extra glamour.

I cut a Basic Black butterfly with one of the Butterflies Thinlits and cut the matching filigree butterfly with a Bold Butterfly Framelit from some more "copperised" Cajun Craze cardstock.  I coloured some more Rhinestone Jewels with a black Sharpie and added them to the body of the butterfly.

I "copperised" pieces of Cajun Craze cardstock only because I already had it on my work table - I'm pretty sure any cardstock would do the trick.  Nor does it have to be copper - silver or gold would look beautiful too!

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  1. Stephanie, this is another stunning card. Copper is becoming a favorite of mine. I love how you DIY copperising. I love all the tips you give us to CASE this beautiful card. Have a great day.

    1. Thank you! I hope the tips prove useful. I'm always interested to see the CASEs! You have a great day too!