Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Happy Birthday Wishes

a2z Scrapbooking's challenge this month is "Anything Goes." I used one of the butterflies from Hero Arts' "Winged Friends" digi set for this birthday card, following the "Telescoping Image" tutorial on

I chose Spellbinders "Labels Four" dies to cut my image. I die cut the largest shape from scratch paper, & scanned that into my computer. I opened that file in Photoshop, & used that to help me size my butterfly. Then I printed just the butterfly two times onto Canson XL Mixed Media Paper.

I colored both butterflies with my Inktense pencils, using a damp paintbrush to pick up the color from the pencils & apply it to my paper. When that had dried, I die cut the images, following the directions in the tutorial.

For the background, I cut an old piece of purple hibiscus paper (I think it was by The Paper Studio) to A2 size. I adhered that to my white card base. I cut 4 strips of pool colored cardstock, & adhered the 3 thinner ones to the background. I used Hero Arts Pool ink to stamp my greeting, from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps' "Script Birthdays" set, onto the fourth strip, and adhered that in place. Finally, I adhered my die cut image pieces, using foam tape to pop up each layer. I think this effect is really neat, though I don't think it would work on a small image.


  1. Beautiful, Andrea! Love your telescoping butterfly! I wanted to thank you also for the comment you left on the SNSS Blog! Your encouragement and following is such a blessing! Have a wonderful day!

  2. Beautiful butterfly. So glad you joined us at A3Z Scrapbooking

  3. So pretty! I really love your butterfly! Thanks for linking up to a2z July Challenge!

  4. Wonderful effect on the butterfly!! Thanks for joining in the fun at a2z.

  5. What a great card, the layering makes it look so good. Thanks heaps for linking up with us at a2z.

  6. Fab design! Loving all the elements on this! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the a2z Scrapbooking Blog's July "Anything Goes" challenge!
    Leslie, a2z DT
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  7. great effect on the butterfly, thanks for playing at a2z!


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