There's only a coupla days left to enter.
I stumbled across my Concord & 9th dies one day and had a eureka moment.
By cutting one petal off the flower, I had a butterfly.
I'd never thought of that because the set has a perfectly beautiful butterfly.
But this one is a little smaller and a better fit for some flowers.
This first card was stamped and heat embossed, then painted with Lindy's Magicals
which gives them a lovely shimmer!
I painted this image around Christmas time when I first got the Magicals.
(Thanks again, my friend.)
After snipping the flower petal to make a butterfly, I fussy cut a solid butterfly
from vellum and attached a body from a Memory Box butterfly die.
(I have a little box of assorted butterfly bodies at the ready.)
The second card uses the flower die as intended. It was cut twice.
Once from watercolor paper and once from mixed media paper scraps.
I put a piece of Press and Seal behind the paper for one die cut so the
pieces would stay intact and watercolored the flower using
Distress Oxide inks.
I used the same DOX inks for the openwork flower but not as dark,
and added some Distress Glaze on the flower to bring out the color a bit.
The stem was stamped from a Tim Holtz stamp set and watercolored.
Two of the pieces from the openwork flower were painted to make some leaves
that hide a renegade splatter that landed on the stem.
I don't think I'd used this die before so I'm glad to get a Twofer out of it!
Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps: Charming (PB), Fun Birthday Sentiments (HLS)
Paper: Neena, Mixed Media (ST), Basic Black (SU), Vellum
Other: White EP (SU), Floral and Flutter Die (C9), Lindy's Magicals (Maintenance Magenta, Bling Blond, Drop Dead Gorgeous Green), XStitch Borders Die (GM)
Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps: Bouquet of Thanks (SSS), Flower Garden (TH)
Ink: Wilted Violet, Peeled Paint (DOX), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Paper: Neena, Watercolor (TH), Mixed Media (ST), Basic Black (SU)
Other: Floral and Flutter Die (C9), Press & Seal, Distress Glaze (Rgr)Sentimental Die (AE), Double Pierced Rectangles (AE)