Hello everyone! Are you ready for some outstanding news? Here is my big news I have been so excited to share with you.
I AM NOW CUTTING AND CREATING WITH THE
SILVER BULLET PRO
AND SURE CUTS A LOT 4 SOFTWARE!
THE BAD (and soooo sad)
Monday afternoon I received a call from my daughter. Their fur baby Sappho (a great dane mastiff) had been extremely ill. My DIL (being a vet) took Sappho and my daughter to her clinic. They ran a blood test and Sappho's liver was failing. They made the decision together and put Sappho down. It was another of life's decisions that you never want to have to make.
Everyone grieves differently. For me, Sappho was grammies baby. Don't get me wrong, I love all their animals but Saffy Taffy was a gentle giant and a huge cuddle bug. She will be greatly missed. So I decided to make a memorial that will be with the beautiful wooden box with Sappho's remains.
(I have to let you know that there are a lot of pics coming up. Some are just plain ugly. But the end result is even more beautiful that I would have imagined I could create)
THE UGLY START TO BEAUTIFUL ENDING
I wanted to make a window card that I could have floating butterflies. I created 3 frames in SCAL4 using a shape out of the library. I have used a St. Vinnies thrift store find, a box of Transparency Film ($1.99) to make the butterflies and the clear window. The cardboard is from my kitties Fancy Feast box.
|Such a find!|
|7" x 5" card board (see i am eco friendly)|
Next came cutting out the butterflies from the transparency film. My Silver bullet is set to velocity=400
|All set up and ready to go!|
|Not using these!|
Here goes, each picture is a step to embossing the back and front wings.
|Cut another entire set of butterflies|
|I used my embossing buddy for the static|
|I have a large embossing pad and rolled on embossing liquid|
|smothered the wings in embossing powder|
|Heat embossed on my glass board|
|Yes, I used multiple colors|
|Some beautiful butterfly wings|
Next up was to put the butterflies together. More pics of each step used.
|Got my big box of brads out and selected the right size|
|Used the making memories tool kit to punch wholes|
|Hubby made me an anvil from 6" round bar stock steel,|
smoothed out on the fly wheel grinder. It weighs
|Punched wholes smooth as silk|
|I have spools of colored wired. Made antenna from this|
|All my Butterflies are complete|
|I cut Duck Tape for the hinges and Washi tape|
for the edges that I inked.
|I hope you can see it, there is clear beading thread stretched|
across diagonally on each frame
|See the duck tape used as hinges, I also put a sheet|
of acetate in the middle panel to make a floating window
|I had some beautiful dog paw print paper to make frames|
to cover the taped edges
|Butterflies attached now on to the middle|
I wanted to use foil on a picture of the rainbow bridge. So I had some birthday money from the hubby and went to Staples. I found a Samsung Laser printer for $59.99. Brought it home and it works like a charm. A few years back I had bought a Purple Cows laminator. When foiling with this make sure you let it heat up for at least 20 minutes. But it worked beautifully.
|My new laser printer.|
|The rainbow bridge pic and then laser printed|
|Using the gold foil from Minc|
|Wow! That worked wonderful. My new addiction.|
|This is what i consider the back of the card|
|Here is the baby girl, my saffy taffy!|
I just want to thank you for reading and looking at all the pictures. I hope that this inspires you in just some little way.
Next week I have a Naval themed card for a gentleman who is turning 100 years young!
Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Bright Blessings, Jana