Another card class today, taught by Gina Alferez at Stamp Fever in Orange.
The swirly leaf background stamp is from Hero Arts; the music background stamp is a Judikins image from my own stash (I like it 'cause it looks like it's from a hand-written score); the butterfly is from Penny Black; and I think the banner image is Lawn Fawn. We stamped the butterfly twice with Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black and heat-embossed with clear powder, then colored with Ranger's Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick. And then we fussy-cut both butterflies. ("My eyes!! My eyes!!") The leaf background was stamped and distressed with Ranger's Tim Holtz Peeled Paint, while the music background (Gina used the Hero Arts music background stamp) was stamped with Ranger's Tim Holtz Distress Scattered Straw. Wafer-thin steel dies were used to cut the holes in the card base and the leaf panel. The banner was stamped with Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black and heat-embossed with clear powder, then colored with Ranger's Tim Holtz Distress Scattered Straw. We also flipped one butterfly over and stamped and colored the other side, even though the image isn't symmetrical and that meant we had to fudge things a bit--the object was to have something other than plain card stock on the back. The bodies of the butterflies were glued together and the wings of the upper one lifted a bit (which you can kind of see in the other shot of this card).
Shot at a slight angle to show a little better how the butterfly was stamped twice, the two images stuck together, and the wings lifted slightly on the upper one.
Background stamp from Hero Arts, stamped on Kraft card stock with Ranger's Tim Holtz Distress Brushed Corduroy, and the base was distressed slightly with the same ink. The "ribbon" is Kraft cardstock colored with Ranger's Tim Holtz Distress Worn Lipstick; the bow is natural jute. An ordinary paper doily was adhered to the corner of the card base, then trimmed. The leaf elements were punched with a leaf punch from the scraps of the first card. The crinkled card stock flower was stamped in Ranger's Tim Holtz Distress Worn Lipstick, punched with two sizes of flower punch, then lightly distressed with the Worn Lipstick ink. The buttons came from Gina's stash.
The rose is a La Blanche image, stamped twice with Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black on Kraft card stock. The rose was fussy cut, as were two sets of leaves. The rose was colored with Ranger's Tim Holtz Distress Worn Lipstick and the leaves with Ranger's Tim Holtz Distress Peeled Paint. The distressing around the card base, the fishtail flag layer, and the Kraft and white layers was done with Ranger's Tim Holtz Scattered Straw. The butterfly was from a clear set Gina brought with her, and was stamped in Ranger Archival Sepia. Gina also supplied us with the patterned paper.