Stitched Butterfly Woven Circle Ring
by Jeanne Jachna
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you're having a great day! Today I'm sharing a clean white card that's fresh and modern looking! I love open window dies like this Woven Circle Ring die. It's just begging to be laid over a gorgeous background to let the color show through. There's so many possibilities with an open design like this!
I decided on a bright jewel colored alcohol ink background. The YUPO paper I purchase comes in a 10 pack and I'll color all 10 sheets at the same time, reserving them for the perfect occasion. I store the inked YUPO sheets with wax paper between each sheet so they don't stick together. Alcohol ink can get messy - and yes it stains permanently so doing them all at once saves time and clean up - and maybe even some clothes. I've ruined more than one shirt getting inky! LOL!
I like to use a paint brush and wet the areas of the YUPO paper I'm working on with isopropyl alcohol (over the counter rubbing alcohol). It prevents the ink from drying too quickly and gives me some extra time to get the colors moving. I like to make rainbow patterns and have several sheets in my stash. For this card I used only half a sheet - selecting the side with the blues and greens. I'll save the other half for another project.
I cut the Woven Ring Circle from a panel of white card stock that was slightly smaller than my card base. Next I cut the Brush Hello Die from the same panel. I didn't want the sentiment to cut all the way through, so I applied a piece of packing tape to the reverse of the panel before I cut it. The tape prevents the die from cutting completely through the card stock so the die cut didn't have to be inlaid. Next I adhered the YUPO to reverse side of the open circle and adhered the panel to my card base. I removed the cut pieces from the Woven Ring Circle and inserted it back into the open window cut. To give the circle a clean and finished look, I adhered a Double Stitch Circle Frame around the Woven Ring Circle die cut. Lastly I adhered the Stitched Butterfly Trio with adhesive foam tape.
This was fun and easy to make and the results are easy to reproduce! I hope you find some time today to MAKE!