Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays: Travel teal, Grab-a-guy gold, Cactus Gold. Other: Water Mister, Bone folder, Scissors, Ruler, Hot glue gun, Fussy Cutting Scissors, Double sided Tape, Double Sided 3d Foam Tape, Unused pizza box, Misti stamping tool, Sanding paper tool, Black maker, Modeling paste, Studio light mask Home and Happiness HH05, Kitchen paper towel
For more tips on creating with the Butterfly Dreams collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/uCKKJfAQFHA.
For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.
The size of the photo used in this 12" x 12" (30 cm x 30 cm) layout is 1.88" x 2.59" (4.8 cm x 6.5 cm) Trim the photo to size if needed. Support the photo by backing it with cardboard. Taking the paper sander, sand the edges to give a worn look. Keep the cardboard off cuts to give the photo more height later when needed.
Making the butterflies: Taking the white card-stock, Sepia ink, the butterfly stamp and matching die from the Butterfly Kisses set, stamp, color with the Tiger Lily ink then die cut 10 of these butterflies. Fussy cut away the swirls from 6 of these butterflies. All of these fussy cut butterflies plus one complete will be dipped into the glitter once clear drying glue has been applied to the wing edges. All the swirls will also be dipped in the glitter. Apply the black color to the butterfly bodies with the marker pen. Bend the wings up and curl the wings to give shape with the flower shaping tool kit. Adhere the fussy cut butterflies to 3 of the butterfly bases, this will make 3 double butterflies and 3 singles and one single layer with swirls.
Make the flowers: Taking the white card-stock stamp the Peonies and leaves using archival inks then bring color to the petals and leaves using the viva stamping inks and sponge. The viva ink will bring silver toned metallic ink to your flowers. Water-mist the petals then use the rose flower mold to bring shape to the flowers. The silver color that will be left in the molds can be washed out after you are done. To protect your shaping mat, place a paper kitchen towel over the mat while in use. After the petals have been shaped with the flower mold using the flower shaping tools and mat to ball the flower centers. The first 2 petals will be balled into a ball to form the peony center bud then the remaining 3 petals will be formed and adhered to surround the bud. These flowers are adhered with the hot glue gun, the clear drying glue could also be used but this takes longer to dry and set. 3 flowers made using the smallest size flower from the Large Sweet Peony set and from the Small Sweet Peony set 5 small sized flowers, 3 buds and 3 lager sized flowers. 8 flowers and 3 buds, 4 large and 13 small leaves are used for this layout.
To make the layout base and complete the layout: Find the two design papers in the collection with the Dream again sentiment boarder print. Taking one sheet of paper, trim the white label edge off and adhere with double sided tape and clear drying glue the cut to size cardboard from the pizza box to give the layout base to stay flat and strength to carry all the embellishments. Apply the mixed media paste using the mask. Put aside to air dry. When dry, spray the Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays over the paste pattern. Put aside to air dry. Taking the white card-stock and the round lace die and circle, die cut the lace circle x2. Apply clear drying glue to the lace then dip it into the glitter. While the glue is drying take the 2nd design paper, fussy cut the border and sentiment from the paper. Adhere cardboard to the back to raise the fussy cut from the layout base. Apply glitter to the sentiment lace edge. Arrange the lace circles and apply a little glitter to the center of the lace circle. Adhere the raised border to the layout base on top of the border print. Adhere the photo in place. Arrange and adhere with the hot glue gun the flowers and leaves as seen in the layout photo. Last, place and adhere the butterflies in place.