Thursday, April 26, 2012

# Butterflies # crafter's foam

Remember this?? - Kianel

Hello dear Cheery Lynn Designs fans!
Kianel here with you back on my usual posting day for another creation i made using the marvellous Cheery Lynn designs dies.
Today i am finally allowed to show you the result of the tutorial i made last year to make your own background paper. This was the background i ended up with, using the exotic butterflies dies in various sizes both as stencils and stamps i made with foam:

 Never got to show you the final result though as the page had been published in a french magazine, but i now i can so here it is:

To make my background, i used the exotic butterflies small #2, Exotic butterfly extra large, and stamps and distress inks. (see the tutorial).  To decorate this lay out, i used the small exotic butterflies # 1, the tropical flourish die and the XL scalloped oval stackers combined with XL oval stackers to make my frame around the picture.  We didn't have the flower dies at that time so they are all premade.
I hope you will like this layout, i don't do so many of them because i am totally lost with this much space to "fill": what can i say, i'm a cardmaker, lol!

And speaking of cardmaking, here is a new card i created for Cheery Lynn Designs. I love to give myself challenges from times to times so my challenge this week was to make a card using dies i've never used before. I did it and, apart from the flourish, the miniature rose and the butterflies, the other dies were brand new. Here is the result:
 For the base of my card, i used the XL square stackers. I then created an opening using one of the beautiful frames that Cheery Lynn carries. The stamp and papers are coming from Magnolia.
 When you open the card, you have this "window" created with the Dutch doily rectangle frame that is the same on both sides.
 This flower is made using one of the corner dies from Lace corner deco B that i cut out 5 times and flipped as accordeon. I then glued them on a circle of paper and added a flower in the center made using the miniature rose die which is covered with Creative Inspirations paint and the leaf that goes together with it. I ended with adding pieces of the fanciful flourish die here and there.
 Here is a close up of the small dragonfly that i just slightly inked with distress.
 Here you can see both sides of the window i created using the Dutch doily rectangle frame. I cut it once and placed it on cardstock that i cut just a few millimeters larger than the actual frame. And did the same on the other side.
 Here i used the 1st letter of the name of the person the card is dedicated to and this one is coming from the absolutely divine Flourish font.
 The sentiment stamp is coming from Whimsy stamps and is placed in the center of 3 Sunflower dies that i inked with distress and Adirondack inks. Another fanciful flourish adornates it.
 Have you noticed that Cheery Lynn Designs carries beautiful hearts in their sortiment? Well, it's worth giving it a look and hard to find the one you like the most as they are all beautiful. This one is called Celtic Heart.
And last but not least, 2 beautiful butterflies from the exotic butterflies small set are slightly inked and decorated with half pearls and placed in the inside of the card.
Well, i hope you've enjoyed those creations. Don't forget our challenge blog with a chance to win a 20$ shopping spree every week! Lots of love from France, Kianel.


  1. Kianel, Very pretty!!! Love the projects and always love your inking!! Your first project is stunning!!

  2. I am always in awe of your layering! Your layout is spectacular and congrats on having it published.
    Thanks for always sharing such great views of your projects. love all the details

  3. Fabulous work, Kianel. Your finished layout is wonderful but your card is just so cute. Love the window cut out using a frame, very elegant!

  4. Great cards. Hope I can do something similar with the background paper. Like the frame that shows inside and out. Edna

  5. As always, your creations are superb! The beautiful stenciled background is so elegant.

  6. Absolutely Beautiful!!!! Thanks for sharing your tutorial on your background paper...will have to give that a try! The frame in your card is that double look!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan Castle

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  8. What a spectacular layout and card Kianel, always love your vintage looking style with the distress inking.
    Donna xx

  9. Stunning Kianel, always a joy to see your creativity.

  10. Absolutely beautiful creation and the tutorial is awesome, I think I will be visiting this fabulous blog each day for some much needed inspiration. Brilliant work.
    Lorraine x

  11. Beautiful projects Kianel! :)

    Love your vintage page, its gorgeous and the card is just awesome!! :)



  12. Your creativity is awesome. LOVE the little princess card.

  13. beautiful layout!! Looove how you did the background!!! I am going to have to give that a try!!
    Your card is absolutely stunning!!! Now I need to add the frame to my wish list!! :-)

  14. Both of these projects are incredible! So much love and detail goes into each of your creations.


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