Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Inspired By Others . . .

While doing my commenting for Shelly's Images DT yesterday, I came across a card that truly intrigued & inspired  me over on a lady by the name of Riette's blog ... (Red's Card Corner).  I couldn't wait to try it for myself.  A huge thanks to Riette for the wonderful & easy directions.



The technique is called Pyramage ... and although I've seen it around, I've never taken the time to check it out or give it a try until today.  I will certainly be doing more ... it's easy and so much fun.

Here are the basic steps and items I used for my card ...


1.  I used Spellbinder Classic Ovals to cut out Three ovals ... stepping down in size.
 2.  On the two larger ovals, I've stamped portions of my focus image around the edge in various coordinating colors ... I have used SU Bermuda Bay (large panel), Rich Razzleberry (middle panel) & Melon Mambo (smaller panel) inks.  On the smallest panel, you stamp your image.
 
  3.  On a scrap piece of white cardstock, I have used my coordinating markers to create a 'background' then stamped my butterfly image over top using Versafine Black ink.  With a craft knife (or scissors) cut out the color-coordinated butterfly.
 
 4.  I have used dimensionals (pop dots) between each layer and Art Glitter clear drying glue down the center of the cut out butterfly to allow movement in the wings.

With that part completed, now I needed to decide on my background paper.  I chose this pretty pink from the Colorbok 'sorbet' 8x8 pack and put my card together.  The rubber stamps I have used are:  Butterfly - Rubber Stampede A2482D and Butterfly Kisses Sentiment - Serendipity Stamps 436D.

For More on Pyramage, here's another tutorial that is more complicated: http://www.papercraftjunkies.com/content/2009/02/pyramage-tutorial/

This is the card I ended up making using the piece I made to share the technique with you all.  When I made my 1st card using this technique, I didn't think about taking photos to show you how it was done.  But here if the final result using the step-by-step I shared with you above.

Close up of the butterfly panel ...

I hope I have been able to inspire you as Riette has inspired me!  If you give this a try, I would LOVE to see it!  Please leave me a link in the comments below and I will rush right over to check it out and leave you some love!     I'm truly AMAZED at all the fabulous creations & talented people out in blogland that I continually draw inspiration from ... THANK YOU ALL!

Other Challenges these cards fit:

Flutter By Wednesday - Must have wings
Inky Impressions - Use Punches or Dies
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafter's Companion - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Challenge - Things with Wings
 Sunday's with Crissy - Birthdays
Sarah Hurley Challenge - Use Die Cuts
Paper Crafting Journey - Make It Cute
Card Makin Mama - Birthday
Card Crafter's Circle - Die Cuts or Punches
Sentimental Sunday - Let's Get Sentimental
Scrappy Frogs Challenge - Die Cuts
Paper Sundaes - Birthdays
The Corrosive Challenge - Another Dimension
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Spring


Till next time!  Thanks so much for your visit today and here's wishing you a FABULOUS week!!!
Hugs,
Darlene

21 comments:

  1. Hi Darlene - what a fab tutorial!!! I will have to try this! xo

    -pamela :)
    {I don't remember if I told you about my new blog: FreeVintageDigiStamps.com}

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  2. WOW WOW WOW!! This is amazing! Your colors are stunning and SO well put together! I just LOVE it.

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  3. Both cards turned out great! Thanks for sharing the info and the link to Riette's blog.

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  4. Thanks for the tutorial with your cards! AWESOME!

    Stunning cards too!

    Thanks for playing along at Sentimental Sundays #90 Let's Get Sentimental challenge!

    Sandy S

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  5. These are gorgeous, Dar! I'm definitely going to be trying this technique - what a stunning beauty =)

    Love the clover-filled blog!

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  6. Absolutely stunning, with such amazing stamping techniques - thanks for sharing them.
    Hugs
    Desire
    PS: I have become a Follower of your lovely creative blog.

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  7. Two gorgeous cards,thanks for the link.Thanks for sharing with us at Sundays with Crissy.xxx

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  8. Beautiful card!

    Thank you for joining in the fun with us at SMC with our
    "Things with Wings" challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon & good luck in the draw

    Hugs Shaz x

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  9. Thanks for joining in the fun at Card Crafter’s Circle this week. This butterfly is fabulous and I like how you created such a simple yet striking layout,really pretty card!I hope to see you again next week for our latest challenge and I love these stamped die cuts you used!
    Trish Munro
    http://trishandtreasure.blogspot.com/
    Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team

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  10. Love it, love it,,,,horayyy for these butterflies,,,

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous Darlene and love the technique!
    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  12. This is AMAZING!!! LOVE this technique--thank you so much for sharing! Your card is stunning! :)

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  13. Hi Dar, Here's the link my attempts at Pyramage.
    http://froggydesigns.blogspot.com/2012/02/pyramage.html
    Hugs, Nan
    p.s. love your new blog background!

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  14. what a gorgeous card! Love the stamped butterfly! Thanks for joining us at SS for our focus on the sentiment challenge. :-) Amy

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  15. simply stunning - it's gorgeous
    Many thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week
    Doreen xx

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  16. Thanks so much for the photos and for joining in our Birthday challenge at Paper Sundaes this week. Lovely card!

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  17. Gorgeous card, love the way you've created that stunning butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurleys
    Claire xx

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  18. Hi Dar, well I redid this my way with texture and distress inked edges..take a look..
    http://froggydesigns.blogspot.com/2012/02/pyramage-revisited.html
    Haven't been able to get around to comment - love your digi's! Hugs, Nan

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  19. Lovely card, love the colours you've used, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this week.
    C xx

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  20. Georgeous card,might try this sometime, thanks for sharing.
    Thank you for joining us at PCJ for our Make it Cute challenge.
    Good luck in the draw!
    Zahreen
    xxx

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  21. Hi Darlene,
    Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the butterfly image, the dp, the colour scheme is just beautiful. Love the laout and the ribbon. Just Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me some love!
Darlene