Saturday, January 3, 2009

butterfly moments

This card started with a chipboard butterfly from Maya Road and some Crackle Paint in Tarnished Brass from Ranger. The look reminds me of a pair of earrings my great-grandmother wore, that I now have.

I painted the butterfly with the paint, quite liberally, right on the raw cardstock. I painted one with a white primer coat and it did not look good.
You CANNOT heat the metal paints with your embossing gun, like you can with the regular crackle paints. (With the colored paints, you could heat them to get some interesting cracks.) It took about 30 minutes for the paint to dry.

These brads also got painted with the crackle paint. They were silver and not getting used, but now I love them! I painted all my brads like this. They took paint very well and covered evenly.
The background was stamped with a flourish stamp and the sentiment was embossed. The sentiment is from Flourishes.
thanks for stopping by!
Supplies:
Patterned paper-Crate (Prudence)
Chipboard butterfly-Maya Road
Stamps-Flourishes (sentiment), Inque Boutique (flourish)
Paint-Crackle Paint Tarnished Brass Ranger
Ink-Memories Black, Colorbox Gold
Embossing Powder-Stampendous
Brads-Making Memories
Gems-K&Co, Hero Arts

19 comments:

bataylor said...

Very pretty card. Keep up the good work.

DeeDee said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love that butterfly!!! HUGS!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Very gorgeous! I love it!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

What a stunner! Love your design and the butterflie and gemmed embellishments tip this one over the top fabulous! WOW!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Okay...there you go again, blowing me away with your creativity. I love your butterfly!! LOVE it!! And your sketch and colors are such a fantastic compliment to the butterfly star!! You ROCKED this card!! (and I thought you were gonna share....*sniff*)

Regina Easter said...

wow, this is amazing....

Kimberly said...

Hi Kim! WOW! This card is amazing....I love your work and have been following your blog for a bit now.....and love to see what your creating next! This has such a unique, vintage look.....great job!! Thanks for the post and the inspiration to send me right to my craft room!!

Joan said...

This is gorgeous, I love the butterfly. Joan

Pamela said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I really love this card!

Amy Sheffer said...

Holy moly, this is one of the prettiest cards EVAH!! Love it!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oooh, just gorgeous!

Marcee said...

This is absolutely incredible!! I love the look of the metallic paint:)

Mara... said...

That butterfly is delicious, Kim! Love the colors and the crackle paint!

Kimmy P said...

Your work is AWESOME. I am always in awe of your talent!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful card! Love the butterfly and that you also painted the brad. Gorgeous!

Stamping Seasons said...

amazing, love it.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oh, Kim, that is a BEAUTIFUL card, girl!!!! Wowzers...just STUNNING!

The Stampin' Soldier said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Wati Basri said...

love that butterfly.....GORGEOUS!