Thursday, 26 June 2014

Creative expressions butterfly girl idea 3

Hi everyone, design elf Katrina here with the last idea, for now, for the Creative Expressions butterfly girl stamp set.

This time it is a tag. I created my own background using the Cosmic shimmer chalk paints and the Special touch if mica doodle corner stencil. I then used some small word stamps to stamp in the middle of the flowers and along the bottom.

  I then stamped the butterfly girl onto card and coloured her head and arms and legs. I stamped her again 3 times onto some scrap card to make my own stencils. The first one I cut out her dress, second her boots and the third her belt. I then used the wonderful Cosmic shimmer sparkle paste in Ocean spray for her dress and Midnight for her boots and belt through the stencils onto card and left them till they were thoroughly dry and cut them out. Cut out your stamped coloured image, without her wings this time and stick her glittery cloths to her body. Stick you girl to the tag.


For the ribbon I took a piece of sheer white ribbon and applied the Cosmic shimmer sparkle paste to make my own glittery ribbon.

If you would like more details and ideas of how to use the Cosmic shimmer sparkle paste then I will be posting a tutorial very soon, if you have any questions then let me know and I will try to answer them for you.

You can find the stamps here -

The paints here -

The stencil here -

The sparkle paste here -

Happy crafting!
                           Love Katrina

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Creative Expressions Butterfly girl card idea 2

Hi everyone Katrina, design Elf here again to share another stamp technique and card idea using the Creative expression butterfly girl stamp set.

    Last time I shared with you a card with images coloured with the distress markers. This time I have been paper piecing, another technique that works so well with this stamp set and gives you a completely different look.

    For those who have not come across paper piecing before it is so much fun and a great way to use up your scraps too. The way I do it is I stamp my main image, in this case the butterfly girl, onto plain card and coloured her face and arms. I then stamp all the parts of the image I want onto patterned paper, dress, hair,boots, flower and bird and then cut them all out. I then stick all the pattern paper pieces onto the main image and then  made up the cards. So that is how you achieve the paper piecing, here is what I did with mine -

For this square card I made up the background by stamping the spots and little flower onto the card base. I then paper pieced the butterfly girl, roses, leaves and bird using the Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar papers. The wings I stamped onto a scrap of vellum and added some glitter with a glitter pen. 

For this little square card I used the same Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar papers. The little nest is made from the leaves and the birds made a great little family. 

I hope you like my paper pieced cards and will try it for yourself. You can find the stamp stet here -
and the paper I used here -

I will be back again very soon with another little project using this stamp set but until then 

                                        Happy Crafting!
                                                                   Love Katrina