Monday, July 10, 2017

Joy Clair Butterfly Kisses

Hello Blogging Friends,

Today it is my turn on the Joy Clair Blog and for the month of July the Design Team is to make a project using one of our favorite stamp sets. Well I absolutely LOVE butterflies, I even garden for butterflies, so my favorite Joy Clair stamp set is Butterfly Kisses.

This is such a fun stamp set to work with if you are a butterfly lover like me!!

I started with a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor paer and my Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Worn Lipstick and Wilted Violet distress oxides.

I took my craft mat and I swiped each of the distress oxide inks onto my mat and then squirted it with some water and ran my paper through it several times until it was completely covered with ink and then I spritzed more water onto the paper.

I used my heat tool to dry the paper and then I decided to spritz more water onto it.

 After it was all dry I took the Butterfly Kisses stamps and some Versamark and stamped them onto the paper.

Then I heat embossed it with black embossing powder.

Then I took my Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers dies and cut out the small butterfly on the bottom left of the paper and cut out the medium size butterfly with the next size up circle die.  I use a removable tape to keep my dies in place while I run them through my Big Shot.

I inked the edges of the circles with Faded Jeans distress ink and put them on the side.  I took the rest of the watercolor paper and inked the edges with Faded Jeans distress ink and then I placed that on the Kraft card stock card base.  I took some pop dots and put them on the back of the two circles and then placed them onto the card where the circles were cut out.  Next I took the sentiment from the stamp set and some black ink and stamped that onto the bottom right of the card.  I took some DL.ART Strawberry-Grape crinkle ribbon and made a bow and added that to the top of the card.

Here is a closer look of how the finished card looks:

Well I hope you liked my tutorial today!

I would like to enter this card in the Cardz 4 Galz:  Challenge #51 Butterflies

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Hi Lori this is a stunning card I love kaleidoscope of butterflies. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Oh wow, Lori, I absolutely love this!! The colors are amazing!! The design with the butterflies and the circles - stunning!! Your tutorial is fabulous, too!! Love, love, this, my friend!! So gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Oooooh! Thanks for the fantastic tutorial, Lori! I'd like to play with this technique now. The new stamp set is flutterly delightful (giggles), and so beautifully done with that black EP. Beautiful card. Hugs, de

  4. This is beautiful! I love your step-by-step instructions too. That is very helpful :) I haven't yet used the distress oxide inks, but you have inspired me! I can't wait to scraplift your idea :) Thanks so much for the inspiration, and for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz. Have a wonderful day - Chris, DT

  5. Hi, Lori! I'm back with my other hat! So glad I got to see your masterpiece showcased at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge. Thanks for joining in with your lovely artwork. Hope to see more of your pretty creations in our future challenge themes! Please check back to see if you have won a badge. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  6. Wow wow wow Lori!! Your work with the oxide background looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing the steps and of course the butterflies look so stunning with that background too!! Beautifully done my friend! HUGS


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