Thursday, January 24, 2013

Resin Butterfly Gatefold

This is my entry for Tuesday's Color challenge over at The Outlawz. The colors were Electric Orange, Cherries Jubilee and Haute Pink...and the twist was to make it square.


I fell in LOVE with this color challenge. Every time I see this combination, it makes me happy...it's both Spring and Summer to me. There is a lot to tell, so here it goes. The gatefold card was cut on my Silhouette Cameo using a free cut file from Monica's Creative Room. This lady is amazing, and all of her cut files are free. All card stock is from Stampin' Up! and I used Pumpkin Pie, Cameo Coral and Melon Mambo. I used Spellbinder's classic circle dies for the closure on the gatefold and the background for the focal piece. The flower punches are from Stampin' Up as well, and there are 2 different punches with 3 different flowers on each one. I punched various flowers and matched them all up with white. I distressed each one, sometimes using the opposite color on the white card stock than what it is matched with. A couple of the flowers on the right were placed to hold the card closed. The bling surrounding the circles was origially a one piece circle, but it was too small to fit around my dies, so I cut it apart and placed it around the edges. It was also clear, and I colored it with R43 Copic marker. Some of the bling in the center of the flowers are goosebumps from Queen & Co. and the others are just crystals, from the same company. I added orange and pink bling in each of the holes along the top of the card (which you can't see because I covered them) that were cut from the design. Since the holes are open in the back, I used my embossing buddy to deactivate the exposed adhesive. The center piece is clear resin that I made using a mold. I colored the various parts with my Copic markers to make them match the card. The resin piece was then put into a silver jewelry tray to give it a frame. I also use these trays to make the resin pieces into necklaces.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

Susan


18 comments:

  1. Brilliant design, Susan. Where do you get your resin? I have made molds that can take liquid resin, but I have yet to find the stuff.

    Thank you for sharing your techniques. What a lovely work of art this is. And thank you for playing the color challenge at The Outlawz this week.

    Blessing hugs,
    Teresa

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  2. Absolutely stunning, Susan! Loving all the gems and flowers.

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  3. Susan, your blog and creations are really great! I came over from Stamp TV and am following you now! Keep up the good work!

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  4. Gorgeous and ton of detail. Also wondering about the resin

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  5. I really like those colors, so pretty. I especially love the resin its just beautiful.

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  6. such a great card so pretty, I love the colors and the cut.

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  7. Hello, I'm visiting from the Cuddlebug Cuties Blog Hop. Awesome card! Looks like I'm your newest follower.
    God Bless
    Angel

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  8. Beautiful card! I love the shape, the flowers, the butterfly, the gemstones, ... all of it. So pretty :)

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  9. Your work is absolutely breathtaking, how beautiful, and what a joy to see your cards. Hugs, CathyK

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    1. Susan, thank you for your wonderful comments on my blog, they mean so much to me. You have no idea what it means. I have always thought my cards were not good enough and when I saw your beautiful card I was sure of it. Thank you for your kindness. Hugs, Cathy K

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  10. Thanks for stoppin' by my blog today I so appreciate it! You are very, very kind! Now this card you have posted here looks like a lot of work was put into it! Looks amazing and everything is so well laid out and precise! Great job my friend!

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  11. Hi Susan..what a beautiful card and I just love those colours!!

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  12. I agree, just looking at those colors makes ME happy, also. LOL Wow, Susan, the shape of the card, and all the bling, and those adorable flowers, it's the whole package. Your attention to detail is what makes it so gorgeous. Funny, it takes someone who makes cards appreciate ALL of the work, and you did a great deal of work! Ah, but, fortunately: it's joyful "work", I know you love what you do, it shows. Thanks for sharing all the detail. It is so cool that you make metal, resin, and various other art pieces to add to your cards. I love hearing about that. That center piece is a stunning piece of jewelry. I am amazed by your artistic designs.

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  13. This card is out-of-the-creative-ballpark!! Adding the jewellery to the front is a stroke of genius!

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  14. What a beautifully creative card! Gorgeous colors.

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  15. This card is even more beautiful in person!! Great job Susan.. I know how you love that bling!!

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  16. Isn't it fun getting all this complimentary feedback! This is very awesome with the resin bfly!

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  17. Stunning card! The resin centerpiece is lovely as well as all the adorning flowers!

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