Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Welcome to the Quietfire Design Butterfly Blog Flutter!

Quietfire Design would like to introduce you to the new Butterfly Circles stamp set! Here is my project using the new Butterfly Circles.

Just comment below and you will be eligible to win a grab bag of Quietfire Design rubber stamps valued at $50! We will be giving away five grab bags in total and all the names will be drawn on Friday, January 20th at midnight PST, one name from each blog, so you have lots of time to enter! Tell your friends!

The Butterfly Circles rubber stamps will remain on special at 20% off throughout the Blog Flutter!

Here is our schedule:
Sunday, January 15th: Yogi http://yogiemp.blogspot.com/2012/01/welcome-to-quietfire-design-butterfly.html
Monday, January 16th: Suzanne http://quietfirestyle.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, January 17th: Robyn http://rainbowweaves.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, January 18th: Monica http://blackcatscolortrails.blogspot.com/ (You are here)
Thursday, January 19th: Wanda http://artbywanda.blogspot.com/

Each Design Team member will randomly choose a winner from their list of comments, so make sure you’ve commented on each blog.

All winners will be posted on the Quietfire Style blog on Saturday January 21st. If you are one of our lucky winners, please contact Suzanne privately with your snail mail address within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. (Her email address is in the sidebar of the Quietfire Style blog).

Happy Fluttering and good luck!!

My project is a gatefold card.


Inside of card:


The background paper is done with Alcohol Inks and Silver Mixative on Tim Holtz Glassine Stash Paper. The glassine paper is an interesting product. The waxy surface means the alcohol inks don't dry quickly, giving you more time to work. I found that the first layer ended up showing predominately the silver mixative. Once I had good coverage I waved my hand back and forth to dry it. Then I worked with just the alcohol inks (Stream and Wild Plum) and the Blending Solution for another two layers until I was happy with the look. Once I had the look I wanted I heat set it for just a few seconds. No two pieces will be the same. Here's a portion of a spare sheet I made:


Then it's simply a matter of stamping and embossing, then cutting out the elements using Spellbinders Labels Four and Standard Circles Large. The scans don't show it but the white elements are made from a decorative paper that is pearlescent with a swirl pattern. Once the white elements are stamped and cut, put the die back over each element and use a small stipple brush to lightly swirl on some of the purple ink.

Cut a piece of purple Core'dinations cardstock to 5 1/2 x 10". Use a Scor-It board to score in 2 1/2" on either long end. Fold card then cut top and bottom with Spellbinders Classic Petal Edgeabilities. Assemble using Be Creative double-sided tape.

Enabler's List:
Butterfly Circles, May the Wings, set of 5 stamps
Tim Holtz Glassine Stash Paper Pad
Alcohol Ink Products (Applicator; Felt Pads; Alcohol Inks, Stream and Wild Plum; Silver Mixative; Blending Solution)
Core'dinations Super Assortment, ROY G. BIV, (lavender and purple)
Spellbinders Nestabilities, Labels 4
Spellbinders Nestabilities, Standard Circles Large
Spellbinders Edgeabilities, Classic Petal
Brilliance Dew Drop Inkpads (Graphite Black and Pearlescent Purple)
Scor-it Board (Scor-it-All), with Stop Guide and Scoring Tool
Be Creative Tape, Double sided, 5mm, 3/16" wide roll

Thanks for looking.

56 comments:

Anonymous said...

As a cardmaker and also one who likes to make books or journals I'm always interested in seeing other peoples' art. I liked your idea. I often forget about multiple fold cards and I like them.

Therese said...

Love the purple and the alcohol ink background you have created!! It is nice that the rubber stamps work with the Nestibilities!!

Therese
www.tmalakart.blogspot.com

CraftyJo said...

Love the gatefold card - thanks for sharing all the details too.

Robyn said...

I love the simple and elegant look of this card.
thanks for sharing the background technique. Must investigate that paper!

Joy H said...

Love the purple, and my list of supplies to go buy grows yet again! I'm also hesitant to go beyond the basic card so this is very inspiring to try and different fold as well as try out that glassine paper. Beautiful Monica!

Shairon said...

Wow! This is a gorgeous card. I love the colours and especially the alcohol inked background paper. How inventive to shape the top and bottom of the card. You have inspired me! Thank you for sharing.

lizzie said...

this card is fabulous. love the blues.

BarbaraW said...

Love the gatefold look. The color is gorgeous. Fabulous card.

SherylH said...

Beautiful card Monica! Thanks for the idea to use alcohol inks on the glassine paper -- gives me another reason to purchase these papers!

Wanda H said...

A very pretty card, Monica!!!!

Yogi said...

beautiful Monica. Hadn't realized you used the glassine paper. It is an interesting paper to work with.

Carole said...

Love the colors Monica. Great card!

Beth Akins said...

Beautiful card and so you! Thanks for the instructions!

Froggietalks said...

Trying again to leave a comment on how lovely your card is Robyn. I hope Google fixes this Blogger problem soon.

Cher said...

ty ...luv when u tell me how! gorgy!

Beach Girl 115 said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the lavender and purple.

Karen said...

Stunning! What a lovely format to showcase the beautiful calligraphy. I love it!

Debbie in LA said...

Your card is lovely, and so are the stamps.

Moe said...

I love the background paper - really pretty. The card really lets it shine. Lovely.

Jane said...

It is a beautiful card and great use of the stamp and spellbinders.
Cheers,
Jane

wendy said...

Lovely colours and an interesting fold.

Judith said...

This is a really elegant card and everything works together. I love the alcohol ink on glassine-I'll have to try that as it looks brilliant.

KayK--CCCC said...

Think the color scheme and design works very well together. Originally, I thought the purple-pointed background was attached to black cardstock, but upon looking at the card ingredients, I didn't see black cs mentioned, so I consider this card's design even more stunning. I love this gate fold card and I love your explanation of making the background, particularly your mention of adding colors in several layers. That was a new thought for me about this popular background technique--so I really appreciate that detail being included. I am curious how similar Tim's stash paper is to glossy white card stock which I have used for this technique.Your black cat in the sidebar kept me as fascinated with her/him as she/he appeared to be with my mouse's movements. Cute addition for the catlovers among us.

cjsamber said...

I love the color of course but also how it reminds me of lacy handkerchiefs. Inspiring.

tea said...

what is not to love here? bravo!

Daphne said...

Stunningly creative! I love it.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Monica. Love, love the colours AND the colors, so delicous. It rocks!
Anne Atkinson

p.s. thankU for the instructions.

Kaye said...

A very beautiful card, it has it all in it's color and design!

Carmen said...

The colour choice and gateway fold card is beautiful. The spellbinder Edgebilities just finish of the card. They may be easier to use than punches. Carmen G.

Roberta said...

Beautiful card, Monica, and what a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Sonia said...

I love your gate fold card! Also blue is one of my favorite colors, so it is especially appealing to me. I really like the shaped edges of the card- can't wait to try it myself.

christi said...

wow, finally was able to get to the comment form. yeah! your gatefold card is gorgeous. thatns for the tut with glassine paper. i have sooo much more to learn and experiment with. i love how the outside transitions to the inside. just a beautoiful card. i love the color, too.

June said...

Your gatefold card is wonderful. I love the colors and the feelings it elicits.

nise said...

The gatefold is wonderful! I am quite intrigued with your glassine paper background and contemplating all of the envelopes I get postage stamps in now. Thanks so much for telling us how, too.

Alicia NDC said...

Hi - very pretty card -like all the details you list - its a huge help to get started and try out new ideas. Thanks!

Christine said...

I really like the colours of your gatefold card.

Jan Castle said...

Thanks for your help on leaving a comment Monica!!!! Finally, success! I really like your color combo on your gatefold card project!
Paper Hugs,
Jan Castle

Elise said...

Love these butterflies!!

Kathy Cardon said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful project. I will need to use multi- folds more in my card making. Thanks again.

Gary and Evalee said...

really wonderful!!! Love it.

Maureen said...

Love the colours! Great job!

artbyjolis said...

Beautiful colors! I love seeing everyone's twist on Suzanne's stamps.

McStamper said...

Lovely card.

Helen Martin said...

I really like gatefold cards and this one is elegant.

Anonymous said...

Over the top, Monica! You did a great job on this card and I absolutely love it! Nelda

Amy S. said...

I love the look of gate-fold cards and your use of the edgeabilities. I also love mixing alcohol inks to create differnt pattened papers. Thanks for listing the colors you used as well as the detailed instructions!

cindy b. said...

Love, love, my alcohol inks! Thanks for sharing a new way to use them. Beautiful!! cindy b

cindy b. said...

Love, love, my alcohol inks! Thanks for sharing a new way to use them. Beautiful!! cindy b

Deborah said...

The alcohol ink background is amazing! I really like what you did with this card and want to try it soon.

Sher said...

Beautiful card. I love alcohol inks and you have used them so perfectly. I am being inspired. Thanks for sharing the details.

Pat Moore said...

The creativity is over the top.

happybooker said...

Monica, I tried to post a comment earlier and don't see that it went through. My apologies if you get a duplicate! I loved the colors you achieved with the alcohol inks. This is one of my favorite techniques, but your combinations are quite stunning! Thanks for the details.

Betty said...

Love the construction of the card. Very unusual.

marilynwillauer said...

Oh WOW. . .what a beautiful card!! I love the colors you picked, it just makes it elegant.
What a great use of the stamps.

Anonymous said...

My favourite, I think. I love alcohol inks and I love the glassine paper - hadn't thought of combining the two, so THANK YOU for the inspiration!

Facilla said...

The gatefold is wonderful! I am quite intrigued with your glassine paper background and contemplating all of the envelopes I get postage stamps in now. Thanks so much for telling us how, too.