Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Butterfly Card - with Faux Birch Background


Flying Unicorns Sept Presents:
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Our Small Art Big Passion is all about the love of making cards, tags atc's and anything in between. From Stamps, flowers, paper, embellishments and pretty things in between! These yummy goodies will enhance any of the kits or stand alone .

I decided to go with the DoCraft Nature's Garden theme on my card so I made some faux birch wood for my background of my card.  I also used my fabulous wood skewer trick to keep the wings aloft.  No one wants to get a card with the butterfly wings all flat and stuck together.   I have solved that forever.  But ya gotta scroll down to see my trick. 

Here is the kit....it is a mini kit -but look at the contents.  Not mini at all.
Nature's Garden by Papermania for Docraft —16 sheets, 2 sheets of decoupage cut outs, Nature’s Garden Label Stickers, Petaloo Mixed Blossoms Peach1836-051, Nature’s Garden Fabric Covered Buttons, Bo Bunny Laser cut tags, 2 yards of string twine , flying unicorn adornments.



And here are more close ups:
You can see my faux birch background.  How did I make the Faux Birch?


Secret Ingredient: To make the faux birch, I used the Sizzix-Tim Holtz Texture  Music Sheet Embossing Folder.  Ran the folder through my die machine a few times to make sure it was really deeply embossed.  

Next: I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Walnut and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Then I dabbed with a little Seedless Preserve to match the purples in my card.

Last Step: I needed my music notes to lie vertically for wood grain.  I gently ripped the embossed background and glued it to the card in pieces. 


ha!!!   I love using little wood skewer pieces to keep the wings aloft. 







so do not delay in getting yours!



Thanks for looking!
Products:
Our Small Art Big Passion
DoCraft Natures Garden paper pad
Prima Flowers
Raffia
Sizzix-Tim Holtz Texture  Music Sheet Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz Walnut and Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Seedless Preserve
Foil Doily
Wood Skewers

Card using Simple Stories - Featured at Blitsy



Blitsy has tutorials!
Did you know that Blitsy is more than just products at great prices?  It has a whole range of step-by-step tutorials and videos as well.  I am up on the Blitsy blog today with a step-by-step on how I made this card.  

The star of the card is my beloved Spellbinders die.  swoon - love Spellbinders

So I'd be honored if you skipped to the Blitsy Blog for a peek at my card. 











Monday, August 31, 2015

Spooky Fun with the Flying Unicorns Monthly Off the Page Project


 Flying Unicorns Presents.....September

It's September and time to start the Halloween Fest, if you haven't started already.  This month;s kit contained a wood candlestick holder.  It's lovely and elegant and begging to be decorated, BUT not in the typical way.  So here's the September OTP.......

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September is the month where folks grab the last whispers of Summer. It's a time to prepare for the changing season. Included in each Main Kit, is always a fun and unique "off the Page " item. We have the perfect "Off the Page" piece to help celebrate a symbol this change.
September - Your Passion. Your Art kit of the Month

Halloween Fest
I went the spooky route.  I thought this would make a great skeleton "look out" in a cemetery setting.  I have added many elements from the kit, to help maximize the most from the kit.  The chippies,  and some flowers were added to the rest of my haunting stash.

I'll be featuring this on USTREAM live in the very near future sooooooo join me and I'll show you how I transformed this.












Black Crystal Flourishes and here
Silks - Periwinkle
Silks - Fern
 Ayeeda Matte Black paint
Petaloo -Botanica  Large Purple
Prima Fancies = Purple
Petaloo  Small Purple  Botanica flowers
Petaloo Delphiniums - Mixed orange Purple Black Green
Petaloo Black Textured Elements Blossoms 
Prima Art Extravaganza Glitter
5x7 Canvas
Prima  Debutante Collection Say It In Crystals - 
Prima Glass Beads Peacock
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Black Gesso




Flying Unicorns Sept Kit Reveal 'Your Passion Your Art"




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Flying Unicorn transitions to Autumn - the time of year when all the goodness of Summer and Autumn come together for a prefect blend. Sept's "Your Passion Your Art" captures the essence of the fading Summer and the welcoming richness of a new season. Without further adieu we offer you our September - Your Passion. Your Art kit of the Month

























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September is the month where folks grab the last whispers of Summer. It's a time to prepare for the changing season. Included in each Main Kit, is always a fun and unique "off the Page " item. We have the perfect "Off the Page" piece to help celebrate a symbol this change.










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From the beginner to the avid mixed media artist our Mixed Art add on kit will surely please you. Our Mixed Art kit will always come with a canvas and mixed media art supplies to advance your skills as an artist.











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Flowers, vines,and embellishments oh my! Our Mixed Passion is a collection of everything pretty to add to the Main kit or the add on kits. The colors and embellishments will enhance your Kit of the Month creations or it can stand alone and you can create something magical on its own! So turn up the music, make some tea and lock your self away while you create some art!





http://www.flyingunicornstore.com
Our Small Art Big Passion is all about the love of making cards, tags atc's and anything in between. From Stamps, flowers, paper, embellishments and pretty things in between! These yummy goodies will enhance any of the kits or stand alone .









http://www.flyingunicornstore.com


We are thrilled to present great free tutorials, techniques, videos and Build a Page using our Kit of the Month to help you grow in the passion of your art. So stay tuned there is so much more to come in the next week!