Fanciful Wings Project Set

Materials

  • EMBOSSED CARD:
  • Cardstock: bottle; aqua
  • Super Glow Butterfly Collection (Pacific Enterprises, available at dollar stores)
  • COLOR WASH CARD:
  • Cardstock: cranberry; ivory; pale gold
  • White printer-weight paper, 8-1/2”x11”, two sheets
  • Super Glow Butterfly Collection (Pacific Enterprises, available at dollar stores)
  • JOURNAL:
  • Cardstock: natural; yellow
  • Inked printer-weight paper from Color Wash Card
  • Bright pink mulberry paper
  • Aquamarine Label Holders (Making Memories)
  • Eggplant yarn
  • PAPER CASTING CARD:
  • Cardstock: dark burgundy; cream
  • Wild Asparagus papers (My Mind’s Eye)
  • Super Glow Butterfly Collection (Pacific Enterprises, available at dollar stores)
  • Golden yellow ribbon
  • Filigree button

Tools

  • EMBOSSED CARD:
  • Nick Bantock dye ink pads (Ranger): Chartreuse Leaf; Cerulean Azure; Prussian Blue; Chrome Yellow
  • Perfect Pearls powdered pigments (Ranger): Sunflower Sparkle; Perfect Copper
  • Die-cutting system
  • Inkssentials tools (Ranger): Non-Stick Craft Sheet; Heatit Craft Tool; Cut ‘n Dry Foam
  • Niji Waterbrush (Yasutomo)
  • Paintbrush
  • Spray bottle of water
  • COLOR WASH CARD:
  • Tim Holtz Adirondack Color Wash dye sprays (Ranger): Cranberry; Stream; Butterscotch; Terra Cotta
  • Inkssentials Mini Misters (Ranger), four
  • JOURNAL:
  • Stamps: Floral Swash (Stampabilities); Confidential Wee Slab (Postmodern Design)
  • Adirondack dye ink pads (Ranger): Sunshine Yellow; Citrus; Stream; Clover; Purple Twilight; Wild Plum
  • Hole punch, 1/8”
  • Stippling brushes
  • Uhu Glue Stick (Saunders)
  • PAPER CASTING CARD:
  • Willing Heart stamp (Hero Arts)
  • Tim Holtz Adirondack Color Wash dye sprays (Ranger): Cranberry; Stream; Butterscotch; Terra Cotta
  • Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks (Ranger): Raisin; Lettuce
  • Tim Holtz Distress ink pads (Ranger): Aged Mahogany; Vintage Photo
  • Inkssentials tools (Ranger): Mini Misters, four; Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • Facial tissue

Directions

Embossed Card

  • 1. Cut 6”x12” bottle cardstock panel; score and fold in half. Cut 5-1/4” and 5-1/2” aqua card stock squares.
  • 2. Emboss smaller aqua piece with images following die-cutting system instructions. Apply various inks direct to paper, concentrating on embossed areas.
  • 3. To highlight images, swipe ink pads on craft sheet. Liberally mist inks and foam with water; apply inks to card front in up-and-down patting motion using moistened foam. Fill in open areas with waterbrush as desired; heat set.
  • 4. Apply powdered pigments using dry brush; mist lightly with water and heat set. Adhere card layers as shown.

Color Wash™ Card

  • 1. Cut 6”x12” cranberry cardstock panel; score and fold in half. Cut 5-3/8” ivory square and 5-1/4” pale gold square.
  • 2. Fill misters with one-third Color Wash and two-thirds water; shake to mix. Place butterflies over pale gold piece and mist with dye mixtures.
  • 3. Place one sheet of white paper on top of butterflies and finger press to transfer color; repeat with second white sheet. Carefully remove white paper and butterflies. Heat set papers. Set aside white papers for journal cover.
  • 4. Adhere card layers as shown.

Journal

  • 1. Cut eight 8-1/2”x11” natural cardstock pieces; score each and fold in half to measure 5-1/2”x8-1/2”. Glue halves together to strengthen.
  • 2. Cut one 8-1/2”x12” yellow cardstock piece; stipple both sides with Sunshine Yellow and Citrus inks. Score and fold every 3/4” along 12” length. Stamp Wild Plum flourish on first and last folds.
  • 3. Stipple various dye inks over butterfly-print paper from Color Wash Card. Adhere butterfly paper to two pieces of natural card stock cut in Step 1 to create covers. Fold papers over edges to cover one-third of inside cover. Adhere mulberry paper to exposed inner cover. Cut out additional butterflies and adhere to mulberry inner cover.
  • 4. Adhere covers and glued edges of pages under folds of spine. Glue remaining flap to back cover. Punch holes and bind journal with yarn, allowing enough length to open journal without stretching.

Paper Casting Card

  • 1. Cut 7-7/8”x10-1/2” burgundy cardstock panel; score and fold in half. Cut 4-3/8”x7” cream and 4-1/4”x6-7/8” striped paper pieces. Cut several freehand hearts from various papers.
  • 2. Fill misters with one part Color Wash to six parts water; shake to mix. Mist mixture over craft sheet. Place facial tissue on craft sheet to absorb color. Gently lift and place over a butterfly.
  • 3. Mist additional tissues with plain water and layer over colored tissue. Gently press into butterfly and let dry; trim as desired.
  • 4. Stamp Aged Mahogany sentiment on cream cardstock; tear to side and ink edges Vintage Photo. Apply Alcohol Inks to buttons; let dry. Adhere all element to card as shown.
by Lynn Roberts
Embossed Card
Embossed Card Color Wash Card
Color Wash Card Journal
Journal Paper Casting Card
Paper Casting Card