Monday, February 20, 2012

Pyramage butterfly

I recently saw in the Docraft "Creativity" magazine the technique of Pyramage. Now this can be as complicated or as simple as you'd like. Mine is probably the simplest form there is.
For my card I started off with 3 ovals (Spellbinders Classic Ovals Small). I used the three middle sizes and cut a white oval with each. I stamped bits of the butterfly around the edges and in the top oval, I stamped most of the image complete. It doesn't matter that it goes off-edge since a dimensional butterfly is going to go on top:
As you can see I colored a piece of white card stock with pencils and then stamped the butterfly in black on top. I cut out the top colored butterfly.
Here's the assembled card (using 3D dots for all layers except the dimensional butterfly which is just glued with some normal liquid glue on the body).
The card was photographed at quite an angle to try and capture the Glossy Accents on the wings.

Stamps used:
Bold and Beautiful (GinaK Designs)

Inks used:
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Crushed Olive, Pine Needles
Memento: Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa

Basic Grey "out of print" (it was shaded with Pine Needles distress ink to make it less yellow and more green)
Tim Holtz Distress Paper: Frayed Burlap

For More on Pyramage, here's another tutorial that is more complicated:
Or just GOOGLE :D

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  1. oh my goodness... This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love how you made this card. Thank you for the directions and illustrations! And thanks for joining us at Lawnscaping!!!

  2. Pragtig! Wonderful way of getting "matching paper" by layering stamped butterflies!

  3. This is awesome.. love how you did this with the butterflies.

  4. This is AMAZING! I love how you colored the butterfly- Thanks so much for sharing this. Im stealing!!!

  5. WOW this is fabulous ... I'm going to give it a try RIGHT NOW!!! Really!!
    Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  6. Oh, what a pretty butterfly. SO gorgeous!

  7. Just wanted to stop back and let you know that you truly inspired me with this creation and I have used your inspiration for my own creations today. If you'd like to take a peek, pop over to my blog HERE. Thanks so much!

  8. beautiful work!!! Thanks for the pictures on how to do it!

  9. Your card is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this cool technique.

  10. BRAVO!!!
    Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing this cool technique.

  11. What a super idea

    kitten - Shelly's team

  12. Hi, Popped over from Dar's Crafty Creations to see this cool technique. Thanks for sharing. I love your card!

  13. Wow this is gorgeous! I'll have to add this to my "give a try" list! Thanks for the idea ;)

  14. What a beautiful card. I love the butterfly effect.

  15. this card is wow, just stunning!


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