Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sparkling Spring Butterfly Card and Gift Bag Set

Hello! Today, I have a pretty sparkling Spring butterfly project to share with you using some of the great products from The Rubber Cafe.

For my project I designed a card and matching gift bag. This would be perfect for a Spring/Summer birthday or even for Easter. I love all of the sparkle from the glitter!

I love using the Scrap Happy Sheer Glue when I am creating! There are so many fun techniques to do with the glue and one of my favorites is stamping. It is so simple and easy to do and the results look amazing! Using a makeup sponge apply the glue directly to the stamp. I like to have a nice coat, not too think--you don't want it to be clumpy. Then I stamped the butterfly image from S-114 Vintage Treasures on to the paper and set the paper aside to dry a little while I wash the stamp quick. It is important to wash the stamp right away with warm soap and water. I also use a little scrub brush to make sure I get into all of the tiny little spots. By the time I was done washing the stamp I was ready to apply glitter to the image. I just dipped my finger in the glitter and rubbed it on the image. I started with Limeade Green for the body of the butterfly and then worked out to the wings with Princess Pink.

Next I added Lilac Purple.

Lastly I added Blue Skies.

Check out the beautiful and sparkling results! The glitter is so fine that when it is rubbed and buffed on like this it almost looks like it is foil embossed.

I used all of the same supplies for the card and gift bag. I stamped the butterfly image on to Sno Cone Pop-Tones cardstock, applied the glue and glitter and then stamped the sentiment. I stamped the butterfly on to another piece of sno cone paper and after I applied the glitter I hand cut the butterfly and layered to of the images together on the card front. Then I stamped the sentiment from G-771 Spread Your Wings. I used ES-004 Whimsy M-Bossabilities™ Folder from Spellbinders™ to emboss the white cardstock. Using a makeup sponge I dabbed glue on to the white paper and applied Diamond Clear Cool Highlights Glitter.

Here is a close up of the butterfly.

To create the boarder I used Sour Apple cardstock and S5-064 Moroccan Accents from Spellbinders. For a finishing touch I added Diva Pink Jellie Dots along the border using the Scrap Happy Sheer Glue and the Stick "EM" Up tool. I LOVE this little tool--it's fabulous for adding Jellie Dots, pearls, rhinestones and lots of little embellishments!! I taught a class this last weekend and all of the ladies just loved the Stick "EM" Up tool and said it was a Must Have Tool!!

I had a small blue gift bag that worked perfectly with the colors of the butterfly so I decorated the front to match the card.

I want to say a special Thank You to Melissa and Michele!! I have had so much fun playing with all of the fantastic products from The Rubber Cafe this month and have enjoyed being the Guest Designer!! Thank You!!! ♥

Thanks for stopping by The Rubber Cafe Blog today!

Hugs & Smiles,

Supplies Used:

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe S-114 Vintage Treasures, G-771 Spread Your Wings
Paper: Discount Cardstock Pop-Tones - Sour Apple, Berrylicious, Sno Cone, Sweet Tooth
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies: Spellbinders Grand Calibur, S5-064 Moroccan Accents, ES-004 Whimsy M-Bossabilities Folder (The Rubber Cafe)
Accessories: The Rubber Cafe Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, You're So Fine Glitter - Diamond Clear Cool Highlights, Limeade Green, Princess Pink, Lilac Purple, Blue Skies, Diva Pink Jellie Dots, Stick "EM" Up Tool; Gift Bag & Tissue Paper

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Dawnll said...

Both of these are wonderful! love the glitter and this is my favorite stamp

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Creative Mayhem said...

Beautiful! The glitter on that butterfly is so pretty and how you popped it up. Great technique. I need to get those embossing folders! Lovely Heidi!

Amy Martin said...

Oh these Butterflies are Gorgeous. Amazing set. I love it. Thanks for sharing the technique with us.

Rita Barakat said...

This is soooo pretty!!!

Karen T said...

Heidi, great gift bag and card combo, I love the details and where you popped the butterfly you have the stamped image underneath.
Such a special treat to have you join us this month!

Susan said...

Wow - these butterflies are gorgeous!

Irit Shalom said...

So lovely!

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reneabouquets said...

Such a beautiful set! I love butterflies and this is just eye candy for me!!