ok, i know you've been longing to try the fabulous new tyggereye art digital kits i've been showing off the last few weeks, but maybe you're a little nervous about plonking down your money when you don't know if you're really a "digi kinda gal" yet? well then this is your chance, because gina has made a brand new, very special, very cool, butterfly looking glass mini-mini-kit for national scrapbooking day...and it's completely *FREE*!!! just head over to the tyggereye blog and snag it for yourself!
i made a couple of cards with it last night...the first of what i suspect will be MANY...the first one uses kazan's sketch #51 from 2S4Y:
want to see?
i know you'll be shocked to hear that i totally fell in love with the gorgeous vintage butterflies, but just LOOK AT THEM--they're so vivid and beautiful! and the great thing about digi is, you can make as many as you want, in any size you want! i paired them up with some fabulous woodgrain packing tape i found at the ink pad in new york, and some beautiful iron-on applique from m&j trimming! (being too lazy to set up the ironing board at 10pm last night, i attached it with gluedots and added a few staples for good measure...trust me, that thing is ON THERE!)
as usual, i cut my butterflies out with a few extra layers behind them, so i could layer them on my card. i used DOUBLE layers of foam tape--one piece under each blue butterfly, one piece under each text butterfly--placed near the center of the body, so i could bend the wings up for loads of dimension. here's a slightly better view:
wouldja believe this teeeeeny little (4x4") card has *ALL THREE* of gina's gorgeous papers from the kit on it? the base is made from the soft pink watercolor...the center panel is a slice of the more vibrant print...and the mosaic i printed on a transparency that i cut at the same time as the text papers and the blue butterflies above!
here i've layered the transparency with a piece of gorgeously yellowed vintage dictionary, used another bit of lovely m&j goodness for a body, and placed it on my card with a little more vintage text for a sentiment. the pink and silver handmade paper comes from pearl paint in chinatown...more fruits of my fabulous trip to nyc last week!
i can't wait to see what everyone will make with this super-fun kit, so i am going to stop talking RIGHT NOW so you can go and download it!!!
happy NSD, darlings!
(materials: butterfly looking glass mini-kit, gina cunningham, tyggereye art; additional patterned paper: prima +vintage book pages; woodgrain packing tape: tapeswell; iron-on trim: m&j; inks: colorbox; plain white cardstock & inkjet transparency: staples; photo paper: kodak; adhesives: uhu gluestick, tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine; other: vintage lace, dymo labels)