July 9, 2011
Mint "Glass" Butterfly
Greetings! After some stops and starts I finally made this card. I love the sweet pastel colors of the Play Date Cafe Challenge and the layout from Tuesday Morning Sketches was just perfect.
I found out that my copy of SCAL 2 (Sure cuts aLot2) needs to be uninstalled from the old computer before being re-installed on to my new PC. I'll leave this to my husband, but this is what I want to get out to users.....CraftEdge (makers to SCAL I guess) have a new update version called SCAL3. And it is DEATH the cricut users. All new versions will not support cricut, AND they will not continue assist customers with Versions 1 & 2 after December 2011. Whoa! Whats going on here? If you know something please email me or comment below.
Back to the card. I hand cut the oval (OMG!) I loved the paper it came from DCWV The Linen Closet Stack. My little butterfly was a left over from when my SCAL was running. I lightly colored it with pastels and pencils before I followed the UTEE steps to make her glass like (see this post for technique on "Ruby Glass Butterfly"). I sanded, rubbed in pastels and stickeled all the edges on the top layer. The base layer was machine sewn. Again I've used my own dyed snug hug wrinkle ribbon. I made a medallion with a circle punch base, doubled sided tape and twisted ribbon. Then the buttons fit right in. The sentiment is all my hand. Little punched circles, minor artwork and covered with Glossy Accents". The top layer is then adhered to the base with lots of pop tape. I like the shadow effect around the mint butterfly. And after playing with for hours...it's done. It's cute. Really fair and pale compared to my other works. Let's call this one a different flavor. Peace and Chhicken! Victoria