Monday, January 23, 2012

CHA Sneak Peek ~ Day 2!

So did you check out all the Design Team members Blogs Yesterday?!  Didn't I tell you these were a bunch of talented ladies!  I love that even though a few of the stencils were featured more than once, they all looked so different!  And how about Louise & Liz doing multiple versions of one Stencil?  And almost everyone one but me, using more than one New Stencil in their designs? 
And I'm so glad that Laura included a tutorial on how she did her Tall Poppy Stencil, because when I saw that one a few days ago, I fell in love with it!  I might have to scrap lift THAT for a class! Though it was Wendy's use of Metallic F/X on her Kitty made me want to play with my mica powders right now!  But alas, I've got to keep working on my samples so I can show them to you every day this week!  So, here's the next Stencil, and I couldn't wait any longer, as this one is my Favorite....LG 740 Open Butterfly.

And of course I had to incorporate glitter!  This is the Double Glitter Technique knocked up a notch with a swatch of lace!  We did a class at the store this past Christmas using this technique with the Ornament stencil, so when I saw the openness of those beautiful Butterfly wings, I knew the Lace was the only way to go!  (Unfortunately there was still a bit of red glitter on my lace from that class and it transferred to my left wing, sigh, I guess it just adds a little more "dimension"!)
The first step was to soap up the Stencil with Coconut soap before laying it (soap side down) onto a piece of SookWang Double Sided Tape.  I then layered the Lace over the open area in the wings, being sure that the lace was tight to all the inside edges of the stencil.  I then applied the Glitter Ritz Microfine Black glitter, creating the background inside the wings.  After brushing off the Excess glitter, I carefully peeled the Lace off the SookWang Tape and then applied the  Peacock Blue Microfine Glitter, creating the Lace Effect.  Once I removed the Stencil from the Sookwang, I then applied the Sand Microfine Glitter over the background behind the butterfly.  And That's that!  Simple, yet effective, huh?

And with that...
Emboss Eternally,
Spread the Sparkle,
And we'll see you tomorrow!


  1. Very cool use of the lace technique with the butterfly!

  2. Oh my gosh, Jessie, it's beautiful. Thanks for reminding me about the lace technique . . . I had completely forgotten about it. And there's so many open stencils, the possibilities are endless. Got to get busy!

  3. I love this technique on the butterfly! We designed it with zentangle in mind, but there are so many other design possibilities too. Lovely!

  4. I love the idea of lace behind that butterfly's wings! So great!

  5. Because of the stencil, the sparkles and the lace, this is another card that's so sophisticated, it doesn't look homemade. I like the idea of adding lace to a stencilled item, I just can't work out the logistics.

  6. Beautiful! I took the class last year. I love the added lace.

  7. So beautiful and elegant!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  8. Jessie:
    I love the the comments from others
    and I don't know if I can add anything, but
    totally echo their thoughts...very elegant!
    Dori Cummer

  9. Wow -- what a beautiful effect you got using the lace in combination with the stencil!