Thursday, June 21, 2012

Exploring Cricut Project for Thursday

Happy Thursday! It is my turn at Exploring Cricut today. I decided to make a sympathy card for one of the women in my bible study. Her son was on a school trip in Thailand and was in a tragic accident. Any prayers for she and her family would be appreciated during this difficult time. 

Ok, on to my project. I used Versamark and UTEE (ultra thick embossing powder) to embellish the butterfly.

The blackout feature was used for the butterfly and I heated UTEE on it to give it some texture. The UTEE I used was a blue iridescent that really gave a different color to the paper. On the top layer I used clear embossing powder with Versamark and heated it. This gave both pieces a nice shine. 

The sentiment was then embossed with black powder and Versamark. I then used Versamark over the entire sentiment with clear embossing powder. I hadn't done this in awhile and was concerned the black would reheat, but it came out just fine. 

When attaching the top layer of the butterfly I only glued the middle section so that the wings would pop up and the underneath would have a nice shadow as well as visibility of the blackout section. 

A2 cardbase
Butterfly - Everyday Pop Up Cards 3.71"
Sentiment - K. Andrew Designs
Ribbon, pearls, black embossing powder, clear embossing powder, Versamark and iridescent blue UTEE.

Don't forget you have until Saturday to enter your project in the "Summer Fun" challenge. I always look forward to what you all create too:)

Thanks for stopping by!


Jessica said...

Your card turned out beautiful, love this butterfly!

Diane said...

I love your card.

Sharon said...

WOW!!!!! This is so so beautiful!!!! I love it! I've been wanting this cartridge and you have made me want it even more for this butterfly cut!!! :)

Karen said...

What a beautiful butterfly! Great paper too! I'm a new follower! :)


Georgiana said...

What a lovely card for a somber occasion. I will be thinking of your friend and hoping her son recovers quickly.

Hope you will stop again by when you get a chance.

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