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Sue Duffy
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!®

June 25, 2018



This card uses two techniques - reinkers on glossy card stock and embossing with Thinlits.  I've included a close-up so you can see the results of the embossing - double the use of your Thinlits!  I love the blues and green for the butterfly, but decided to add a pop of Melon Mambo - kind of retro, don't you think?   Let's get started.  

Coastal Cabana - 11 x 4-1/4, score at 5-1/2
Melon Mambo - 5-1/4 x 4
Lemon Lime Twist - 5 x 3-3/4
Glossy - 2-3/4 x 4-1/4 - or scrap large enough to die-cut butterfly and small flower
Shimmery White (or plain) for greeting - 5/8 x 4

Basic Instructions
  • On a silicone oven mat or other surface that can take the water, add several drops of reinker to Glossy CS - no more than 3 colors to avoid muddiness, and two is fine.  I used Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point and Lemon Lime Twist.
  • Spritz with water until colors spread out or run together.  Lightly dab off excess water with paper towel or Simply Shammy and let air dry or use low setting on Heat Tool. 
  • Die cut butterfly and small flower using Precision Plate - run through Big Shot at least twice; remove pieces with Die Brush and set both aside.
  • Using Embossing Mats, emboss Lemon Lime Twist with Springtime Impressions Thinlits.  Layer your sandwich as follows from the bottom up:  Platform, Clear Cutting Plate, Thinlit (cutting side up), card stock (you might want to secure your Thinlits to the card stock with a scrap of Washi Tape), Blue silicone Mat, and White plate on top.  Run through Big Shot at least twice.
  • Adhere card stock layers as shown with Multi "green" glue or Snail.  Position butterfly and adhere with Mini Glue Dots under body section.  Add whatever greeting* you like stamped on Shimmery White in Pacific Point and accent with die-cut flower.
    *I used sentiments from Dragonfly Dreams
  • Add Glitter Enamel Dots on body and flower center and scatter a few more on card front, if desired.
Sue Duffy ~
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