Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Hello...My Fabulous Flutterby Friend!
I saw a video during one of Jennifer McGuire's most recent Online Card Class where she made a butterfly shaped card using this Memory Box die called Maribelle Butterfly. I was instantly captivated by her gorgeous card with its regal wings outspread and all the lovely detail embossed across its span. So I scoured the Internet until I found this die to purchase and could be shipped reasonably and expediently to Australia (Simon Says Stamp). Talk about being happy to see the post man on his arrival a couple of weeks later. Sadly though, my glee was rather short lived when everything went pear shaped once I lay my hand to recreating Madame McGuire's masterpiece. (I know, I know, alarm bells should have started ringing then, even if video was provided! Sigh.) My card is the end result of just layering all the die cuts I made in attempt to CASE her card. But my die cuts were just of the butterfly in silhouette with its wings in various states of disrepair. Whoopsy! Eventually, admitting defeat, I decided to just stack all of the butterfly's bits on top of one another, slightly overlapping, and paint random sections of the wings with iridescent acrylic paint in varying shades of red, blue and violet then alighting it on the side of my scrolly sentiment tag. I am not altogether unhappy with the end result, but my flutterby is definitely different to what I had originally imagined. I sure would appreciate any tips if you know the how-tos and wherefores of Jennifer McGuire's shaped butterfly card. I am definitely up for a take two. What do ya reckon?
Thanks so much for stopping by. Here's to a wonderful day, friend!