Leave it to Professor Holtz to come up with a different way for die cutting. You run your die and your paper through the machine and it cuts, right? The Dimensional Cutting Pad does this, but with a twist.... And therein lies our CC3C #22! Check out page 62 of Compendium of Curiosities Volume III (click here to get YOUR own copy) for all you need to know for this challenge.
I was inspired by several things for my card for this challenge. I knew I wanted to use Movers & Shapers Mini Butterflies, Tim's new Flourish stencil, and the lovely sentiment from Wendy Vecchi's Art and You set.
I spread a layer of Ranger Matte Medium on a scrap of Wallflower paper, laid a wide piece of lace over it, and the spread Matte Medium over the lace, and set it off to dry.
Once dry, I die cut the butterflies and then painted them with gesso. I spritzed it with water to thin it a little, and then set these off to dry.
I wanted the butterfly wings to stay a little open, so I snipped some little paper scraps to glue under the wings to keep them separated. You could do the same with a bit of chipboard or grungeboard.
You can see here under the butterfly wings, they stay spread a little.
Using my Wendy Vecchi Archival ink pad in Dandelion, I deposited some color on my craft sheet and mixed it with a dollop of WV Embossing Paste. Creamy sweet buttercream embossing paste. I didn't eat it. Yay me!!
Do you ever think "what in the world did I do before I had Embossing Paste or Distress Paint??" I think that all the time!!
I need to balance the left side of the card and Tim's Spring Greenery strip die is just the thing.
My gesso butterflies get Vintage Photo edges, of course. Also couldn't get by without this, but since I've lived in TimHoltz Land, I've never had to.
Ready to try it? Grab your copy of Compendium of Curiosities III, turn to page 62 and get crafting! This challenge is hosted by Funkie Junkie Boutique with a generous $25 gift certificate and a whopping oh-my-gosh-I-gotta-have-that prize package donated by Tim Holtz, who apparently has access to an enormous amount of his own signature products. Enormous. Amount. Enter, you want to win this!! Visit Linda Ledbetter's wonderful blog to get all the guidelines. Not a lot of rules, just a few for fairness, easy to be eligible. Visit all the Curiosity Crew blogs and leave a little love. They'll all love you right back.
Happy Valentine's Day!!