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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Avant-Garden, Birthday Card, Mattify/Distressed Butterfly Technique

Here's a quick, fun and easy technique to try. I've seen it called "Mattify" and I've seen it called "Distressed Foil". Either one works for me! Though with the title of my post, you can see I went with "Mattify".  I just thought it sounded more fun. "Distressed" kind of has a darker feeling to it, kind of like depressed.  Where "Mattify" sounds fun and intriguing!

So to do this technique, you will need some sandpaper or sanding block.  Mine was 150 grit.  You don't want it to coarse or it will dig into the foil paper and ruin it.  I took my sandpaper and gently went back and forth four to five times. Then I turned the paper and repeated that.  The back and forth was nice but when I went up and down I liked the effect much better.  Either way is okay, it's all in what you are looking for.

To make the card, I used a folded half-sheet of Whisper White cardstock for the base.  I took a piece of "Blooms & Bliss" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) and cut it 1-7/8" x 4-1/2".  I took a scrap piece of Island Indigo cardstock and cut it 2" x 4-5/8".  I taped the two together and then taped them in place on the front of the card.

Next I punched the butterflies out and set them in place with Dimensionals.  I added three tiny pearls down the center of each one.

I stamped the words from the "Avant-Garden" set and die cut them out with the oval thinlits.  Then I die cut an oval scallop using Island Indigo cardstock.  I taped the words to the scalloped oval and I set them in place with Dimensionals.  And that was it!!  Super easy, quick and a fun new technique!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


HJ said...

This is a very pretty card and seems easy enough to try. TFS

Shirley said...

I loved your card but, where did you use the foil paper.

Wanda said...

The butterflies are the foil paper. You sandpaper the foil paper and punch the butterflies out.

Shirley said...

Thanks. I will have to give it a try.