Friday, May 1, 2015

Read the Directions




It has been a long time coming but I am actually linking up my project during the first week of the challenge. Might not seem like a lot but it sure makes me happy! Another thing that makes me happy is this gorgeous butterfly by Tim that is part of the Limitations stamp and die set. I love it!!!

This particular challenge focuses on Embossing Diffusers, another cool tool by Tim, and once again I waited until a challenge forced me to use it. Why??? I think I have to change my ways and venture out a little bit lol. At this point here's where the blog title comes in-

~ Read the Directions ~

I read the instructions in the book (well actually I looked at the pictures) and started the process. Boom, I thought I'd broken my die cutting machine. Not good! Tried it again and was unsuccessful. Hmmm....time to get the book and read the text...AH BACH! Third time was definitely the charm and it was so easy that I felt foolish. Good thing I was the only one home to witness this episode. ;)


27.Header

Order your autographed copy right here from Tim!



You already know by now that participants can't share the technique but I have a few close ups and can share how I put my card together.




I used Distress Markers to color the butterfly then blended Scattered Straw Distress Ink over it. Using the die included in the set I die cut my butterfly and set it aside. Next I altered an Idea-ology metal flower but left the leaves in their natural state. Tim's French Script embossing folder and the circle from the Embossing Diffusers 1 set were used to complete the technique for the challenge. Gathered Twigs Distress Ink was lightly rubbed over the raised text to make it stand out. 



Lace trim was wrapped around the layered panels and I added a sentiment from Tim's Hashtags stamp set, yes the hashtag is missing but I was afraid it wouldn't fit to I masked it. I'll go back and add it. I used two of Tim's paper collections - Shabby Vintage and French Industrial - for the dp's and textured cardstock for the base. Should also note that I used the Figure stamp from the Limitations set and the Zig Zag border stamp (on the green panel) is from his Spring Sprung set. Jet Black Archival ink was used to stamp the sentiment and butterfly and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink for the Figure stamp and distressed edges. Kaisercraft brown pearls finished my card.


The Inspiration Emporium is sponsoring this challenge and offering one lucky CC3C'er a $50 gift certificate.  

iegc50



Edited: I haven't joined other challenges (minus the CC3C) in over a year now but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to join along with another fun Tim influenced challenge. So I am also linking my card up with A Vintage Journey and the challenge for May is Spring Colors. My colors are pink, green, and shades of brown. Pink for the geraniums I just planted, green for the leaves that are on all the trees now, and brown for dirt which is a necessary component to any growing plant/tree unless you're into hydroponics which I'm not lol. The products I used by Tim are mentioned above.


Have a great weekend everyone!
Lisa xx


24 comments:

Cyndy said...

It's always good to read directions-hehehe! Cool card Lisa! Nice job of tying your color scheme together!

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous butterfly Lisa and the colours are so very pretty..beautiful card.

luv CHRISSYxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Really stunning and I love how you coloured the butterfly!

Anita Houston said...

FYI...I don't see your link to the site, but saw this on FB. Don't forget to link this gorgeous card! STUNNING! LOVE the butterfly, and love the circle diffuser...just so perfect!!! Thanks so much for joining in on the diffuser fun at CC3Challenge!!!

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Love the colours used and the card is just wonderful! Xx

rachel said...

the colours are really beautiful Lisa - gorgeous make x

Candy C said...

Lisa...love your shabby chic-ish card. The soft pastel colors really drew me in. Love the layering of cardstock. Your embossed top with the french script and circle is stunning. Love the added lace and how you've mounted that gorgeous butterfly. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with all of us at CC3C. Fab job on this technique! <3 Candy

Sue Lelli said...

LOVED reading about your adventure! LOL! GORGEOUS card, Lisa! LOVE your design!

Bobbi Smith said...

Beautiful card Lisa! Gorgeous colors and love that butterfly! You are too funny, when all else fails read the directions! ;) Bobbi xx

Gitte said...

Beautiful card.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a fabulous story and a lesson to us all to read the instructions :)
A beautiful card with gorgeous subtle Spring shades, love that butterfly too.
Lorraine

Pia S said...

I've got embossing diffusers, but haven't used them in quite some time. Maybe I should think about a design where they'll come to good use.
Mostly when I get new stuff the things need to lay on my desk for awhile, I need to admire them before they get used, lol.
Your card has a lovely vintage feel to it, well put together!

Shari Trumbull said...

Lovely card with gentle Springtime colors, Lisa! Thank you for joining our Spring Colors challenge at A Vintage Journey this month! :) XOXO-Shari

Annette Green said...

Gosh, what a gorgeous card and thank goodness you didn't break anything! A good lesson to all of us to read the directions. I adore the soft feminine feel of this, with the coloring and stitching and texture and lace. Simply gorgeous! Can't say it enough.

*Vicki* said...

Lisa, this is absolutely amazing!! I do love that butterfly and your stunning design details!! Fell in love when I saw it on Google +!! :) HUGS

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful card, Lisa! The butterfly wings are so eye catching and the colors are gorgeous. I loooooove it! Hugs xxx

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Beautiful!! I love everything about this card, the colors, textures, composition, all of it. That darn butterfly is SO pretty and especially so positioned against the lace. Way to create, chica!

Samantha said...

Gorgeous card hunny! Tim stole my idea I was making this diffusers from Funky foam about 3 years ago haha! Looks great on your creation though! and his are more hardwearing than mine tehhehe!

Brenda said...

Lisa, one work, GORGEOUS! Going to be looking for that butterfly...Brenda

Stefania Salmi said...

Dear Lisa, I had read the instructions, but I still had problems with embossing diffuser, but the tenacity rewards! Your card is simply beautiful, I love the colors you used!

Marjie Kemper said...

How fabulous! Love the way you've layered the lace and sentiment on top of the diffused area. Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C!

Shirley said...

OMGosh, Lisa, your mixed media card is gorgeous!! Hoping looking at it will help it rub off on me!!! Just lovely!

Jennie Atkinson said...

A stunning card with some gorgeous layering. Loving your summer colours and thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey for our challenge this month. Jennie x

Margaret said...

Beautiful! I love the lace trim behind that gorgeous butterfly! I've been looking at diffuser tutorials myself, but haven't tried this yet. Guess I'll have to follow the directions when I do! (wink!)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...