Thursday, September 15, 2011

Clear Flutter




Over at the Skipping Stones Design blog I'm showcasing easy way to replicate the beauty of a butterfly in 3-D for a card, layout or home decor project. But, I can post it here too! The butterfly or even dragonfly in the Skipping Stones Design's set, Always Here, is a wonderful set to use for this technique because of their size and intricate details.




You'll need just a few supplies and a few short steps to produce the stunning effects of a 3-D butterfly.
• Acetate or Transparency Paper-thick grade
Skipping Stones Design stamp set, Always Here
• Watermark Ink
• Embossing Powder (I've used black)
• Alcohol Based Markers (optional)
• Heat Gun
• Static Resist Tool (optional)




Here's what you do to get started...
Before stamping your image, wipe down a piece of acetate to prevent static cling of the powder (optional).
1. Stamp your image with watermark ink onto acetate, sprinkle with embossing powder.
2. Remove excess powder with a small paintbrush.
3. Heat your image from both sides of the acetate, moving your heating gun in small, rapid circles.
4. Trim your image and color on backside with marker, if desired.




5. Conform your image into a 3-D shape using the heat gun and a cylindrical object. (If your heat gun produces low heat, you can carefully use your finger to shape.)
6. Adhere your 3-D piece onto a card with clear drying glue or a glue dot.




So easy and such a stunning effect with this particular stamp set!

The colors for this project were influenced by the stunning combination over at CR84FN.

40 comments:

  1. what a beautiful butterfly Karen - great tutorial.

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  2. That is so awesome!!! it's totally like those transparency butterflies from heidi swapp a while back!!! oh so exciting to make one's own!!!

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  3. great tutorial and beautiful card. Love the black embossing over acetate film.

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  4. Oh wow, that is one stunning butterfly! Perfect sentiment, too!

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  5. great tutorial and such a pretty effect. I happened to look for acetate at Michaels yesterday with no luck.

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  6. you are so clever to think of this technique--love it:)

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  7. Stunning! Love how that butterfly takes centre stage - thanks for the tutorial too :)
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  8. Hello beautiful! LOVE this to pieces Karen! Great tut, will have to try this for sure!

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  9. Exquisite butterfly, am very impressed with your heat embossing technique on acetate. I'd be too scared to do that!

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  10. Absolutely stunning and thanks so much for the tutorial! I've admired the others butterflies you've done like this too...and now I can try it!

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  11. Your butterfly looks like it's about to take off, stunning job.

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  12. GORGEOUS card and excellent tutorial, Karen!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  13. That is so cool! Thanks for the tutorial, too. I love the butterfly and the background--wow! Love the pink and the embossing!

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  14. This is stunning Karen! Thanks for sharing the tutorial! :)

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  15. What a stunning embellishment that makes! Thanks so much for the tut!

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  16. oh fabulous card. Love the stunning CAS and colour... wonderful and I miss visiting you :)

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  17. Thanks for the tutorial! Your butterfly is stunning!

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  18. GORGEOUS!!! I love that technique. I am totally going to have to give it a try!!! :-)

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  19. Gorgeous, Karen!! Thanks for the tuorial!!

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  20. Thanks for the tutorial Karen, clever way to shape the butterfly. Love the lacy design in black :)
    Jenny x

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  21. Your card and butterfly are just stunning. Great tutorial TFS. Thanks for playing along at CR84FN.

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  22. Your butterfly is STUNNING, Karen!! What a beautiful, beautiful card!!!

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  23. So lovely, Karen! I agree.. your butterfly is stunning! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

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  24. Oh wow Karen what a marvelous butterfly...it looks so elegant on your card!!

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  25. So amazingly beautiful and elegant! It sure stands out beautifully on the bright pink!

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  26. love the fab color combo! this would be fun to try with acrylic paint and alcohol inks! you are such an inspiration, Karen! love this!

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  27. Simply stunning!! The butterfly is just beautiful. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

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  28. Such a beautiful butterfly - it looks like it's going to fly right off the card! :)

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  29. What a gorgeous butterfly! So creative!!!

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  30. This is simply STUNNING! I love this.... I must try this..... Yours is beautiful! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this.

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  31. Oooo, how pretty. Thanks for sharing the process!

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  32. Beautiful card! That butterfly is stunning! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

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  33. Wow that is awesome! The butterfly really pops against the background, fabulous card!!

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  34. Gorgeous!!! Great color choice and I just love the overall effect :>)

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  35. Wow! Gorgeous card! Your butterfly is stunning.

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  36. Karen, your tutorial for your butterfly was Wonderful! It is truly STRIKING on your card! LOVE the embossing, too! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

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  37. Fabulous tutorial and I love that card! Can't wait to try this out!

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  38. Great tutorial! I'm going to have to try it out! :)

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  39. Gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  40. Gorgeous! I made one thanks to you!

    http://laurelbeard.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/translucent-butterfly-faber-castell-gelatos/

    I'm going to make another with a less busy background.... :)

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