Thursday, June 28, 2012

Ex Libris

Ex Libris by Andrea G71

June Stamp Club Card


Butterfly Image:

To make the focal butterfly, I used the Honeycomb Shapes Technique found on Splitcoaststampers.  You can find the instructions HERE. 

I embossed the Vanilla card stock, punched out 12 butterflies using the NEW Elegant Butterfly punch and sponged the top edges of each butterfly with Marina Mist ink and the bottom edges with Wild Wasabi ink.

NOTE:  If you want a fuller Honeycomb effect, you will need to punch up to 25 butterflies.

Adhere completed “honeycombed” butterfly to the Marina Mist Bigz butterfly.

Sentiment Banner:

I used the Out of the Box with Nestibilities Technique to create a longer banner.  (I saw this technique a long time ago and used the same concept to create the banner. HERE is the technique to give you an idea on how to do this with a framelit.)

Make sure the width of the Vanilla strip is slightly smaller than the framelit.  Around 7/8” should work but you might have to make some adjustments.

Stick one end of the card stock strip underneath the banner.  This is the end that will be cut.  The other end of the card stock strip will need to be pulled through so that it is lying on top of the banner. 

When you run the framelit and card stock through the Big Shot, make sure that you only turn until the one end of the banner is cut.  If you run it over the entire framelit, it will make an indent on the card stock where the opposite end of the framelit is.  That dent will probably turn out to be in the middle of the banner. 

Take out card stock, and turn around and complete other side of banner.

Stamp sentiment with Early Espresso ink and sponge.

Other instructions to complete card:

Stamp Ex Libris stamp on a large piece of Vanilla card stock.  Cut out rectangle image. Distress edges and sponge with Early Espresso ink.

Stamp Ex Libris again, cut out label image and sponge with Early Espresso ink.

Cut Early Espresso Banner in half and adhere to large rectangle Ex Libris.  Pop up label image of Ex Libris with dimensionals and place over the Espresso banners.  Adhere butterfly to the label.

Place edgelit 1/8” away from edge of Marina Mist card stock strip.  Run through the Big Shot.  Use a paper piercer to punch out any eyelet pieces that didn’t fall out.

Add border, ribbon, sentiment banner and pearls to card.


Stamps:  Ex Libris Background Stamp, Loving Thoughts
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Marina Mist
Ink:  Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso, Marina Mist
Accessories:  Beautiful  Butterflies Bigz Die, Banner Framelit, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Finishing Touches Edgelit, Sponge Dauber, Sponges, Basic Pearls, Edge Distresser, Marina Mist ¼” Ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dots. Starburst Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Paper Piercer


Very Vanilla:  A2 Card Base, Scrap for Ex Libris stamp and label of same stamp, 7/8 x 4 strip for sentiment, embossed scraps for elegant butterflies
Early Espresso:  scrap for banner
Marina Mist:  4-1/8 strip for edgelit border, scrap for Bigz butterfly

Thanks for stopping by.


Carolyn Bennie said...

This is beautiful! Lovely explanation too.