Friday, January 11, 2019

Beauty Abounds, Part 2....


When I attended Stampin' Up!'s OnStage, I won the Beauty Abounds stamp set as my prize patrol.  I immediately fell in love with the floral flourish in the stamp set.  While I love the butterfly dies that coordinate with this set, it does not include a die to cut out the flourish so I created my own cut file on my ScanNCut.  After cutting it out, I colored it using the Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green Blends markers.  The black & white butterfly paper behind the vellum is from the Botanical Butterfly Sale-A-Bration paper.  On the inside of the card, I used another piece from the same paper.  I just love this paper!

Here's a tip for you - when attaching something like the stamped flourish over a piece of vellum and then attaching the vellum to your card front, place your Dimensionals on the backside of the vellum in exactly the same places as on the front to hold the flourish.  This way the adhesive is completely hidden.

For those of you who are curious how I created my own cut file, here are the steps I took - yes it is a bit convoluted but it worked great.  First I stamped the image in Memento black and ran it through my ScanNCut to scan the image in.  I added a .04 matting around the outside.  I cut the image out to make sure that it looks exactly the way I wanted it and then slide a piece of black paper into the same location on my mat and cut it out again in black.  I then took the black piece and scanned it into the machine and saved it as a cut file.  I then took a piece of the white backing from the designer series papers (thin chipboard) and cut it out using the saved cut file to create a template.  I then cut out a bunch of the cut files from a piece of Whisper White.  I placed the template in my Stamparatus and placed my stamp in the cut out area of the template and picked it up with the plate.  Then I could place each of the cut flourishes into the template area, ink the stamp and stamp them!  If that doesn't make sense to you, send me an email and I will do a quick video to show the process.

Products Used on This Card:

  • Beauty Abounds stamp set & coordinating dies
  • Burlap stamp
  • Highland Heather card stock
  • Granny Apple Green card stock
  • Basic Black card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Vellum card stock
  • Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper
  • Memento ink
  • Versamark ink
  • Granny Apple Green ink
  • Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green & Daffodil Delight Blends markers
  • Gorgeous Grape 1/4" mini striped ribbon

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    Cathy Williams

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