Monday, June 15, 2015

Call for Backup

Welcome to this months Technique Blog Hop.  This month we are featuring a fun technique that you can use on borders as shown in the Ideabook, or a number of other places on your project to highlight a cut out space.  Our hop is a gigantic circle so be sure to visit all our designers blogs for some really fabulous ideas!  If you get lost along the way, or would like to refer back to a specific blog, a full list of our designers can be found at the bottom of my post.  If you are coming from Belinda's blog then you are right on track!

For my card I started with this cute butterfly cutout on the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  Using the Cricut Craft Room I scattered my butterflies randomly up the side of the card, re-sizing each one to fit the design.  Really, easy!  To make the spacing of my butterflies easier and to make certain I wasn't running over my desired card size, I first placed a rectangle the size of my card on the craft room cutting mat,placed the butterflies how I wanted them on the rectangle, then deleted the rectangle piece before I cut.  The rectangle is one of the basic images that come with the craft room.
My next step was to cut a second piece of white cardstock the same size as my butterfly base, grab my Shinhan markers and start coloring up the side that the butterflies are on.  The markers bleed through the paper and I didn't want that to show on the inside of my card so that is why I used a another piece for the background.  I did practice a bit on a scrap to get the right color combo.  Here's another hint - overlap each color as you go up the side for a great gradual fading effect! To finish my card I added some silver shimmer tape around the edges of the card base, stamped the sentiment from the Fabulous You set and taped it all down.
Thanks for stopping by today, now hop on over to Melissa's blog for a look at her great design.


This months designers:
  1. debi barber -
  2. Melissa Robinson -
  3. Sheila Bennett -
  4. Wendy Kessler -
  5. Catherine Nowak ~
  6. Darlys Recker -
  7. Michelle Loncar -
  8. Haley Dyer -
  9. Tonya Whitehurst --
  10. Belinda McLane -


Haley D. said...

Your card is breathtakingly beautiful! I love your design and how you colored the butterflies. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cat Nowak said...

Stunning! Love the way the color is graduated. I am definitely inspired to give this a try.

Darlys said...

Oh My!! Amazing card! Yes, it took my breath away.
I love butterflies and rainbows...together in one card - I am also inspired TFS.

Michelle said...

What a beautiful card! Absolutely love it!

Melissa Robinson said...

Oh. My. Goodness! You know I absolutely love what you did with this! I had to read the whole way through to see how you got the resulting effect. Love it! I'm going to have to try this myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

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