Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Deep Red Golden Butterfly

Today my card features this butterfly stamp by:

You can find it at:


I heat embossed the butterfly in white with Versa Mark ink and myStamp Box white embossing powder onto Ranger watercolor paper. Then I die cut the image out using a Spellbinders die and inking the inside by the image while the paper was still inside the die. I colored the butterfly in with Distress Stains and a water pen both by Ranger. Set aside to let it dry completely.

I dry embossed a tan colored piece of paper by Color-Aid, a freebie pack of every color matte finished paper from a friend whom is an artist, with a Cuttlebug/Provo Craft embossing folder. I think it is a discontinued folder which is a bummer because it is such a great design. I took the bronze (I think that's the correct color) distress stain and rubbed it over the entire embossed area. I sprayed a few areas with water to even out the distribution of color. Set this piece aside and let dry.

The sentiment sticker is by Sticko/EKSuccess and I layered it on top a Creative Memories circle punch. I added a pearl from Want 2 Scrap onto the sentiment because adding pearls is what I do for every card I make these days.

For the bottom of the card I die cut a border by Spellbinders and layered on top of it some ribbon from my husband's Oma/grandmother. I just love it and have been hoarding it for far too long. I'm trying to be more like if I have something I really like then use it while you love it. This will make you happy or so I tell myself that it does.

Once everything was dry I assembled the card to a pre-made card base size 5x6.5 by Recollections. I used dimensional adhesive for the sentiment. It's a bummer I can't put this one out for sale. The card racks at both the stores I sell at have smaller openings and can't fit this big of a card. 

Have a great rest of your week.
http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.ca/ It's all about girls
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.com/ ANything goes
http://wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.com/ Anything goes
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ An Animal
http://pumpkinspiceblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.co.uk/ Girly bday with butterfly
This card was chosen for Top 5

http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes
http://greatimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com/search/label/Challenge Animal friends
http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/ Monochromatic
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http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ Anything goes
http://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes
http://craftcreatoins.blogspot.com/p/new-challenge.html Anything goes
http://scrapbookstampsocietychallengeblog.blogspot.com/ Anything goes with pearls
http://sparklensprinklecreativechallenges.blogspot.com/ Anything goes embossing powder
http://thepapernestdollschallenge.blogspot.com/ Anything goes


  1. This is beautiful, Cindy! I love the inking, leaving a white frame around the image, and the butterfly is gorgeous. Love the soft yellow-brownish tones too.

  2. Hi Cindy! This card is beautiful! Living the soft colour of the butterfly.
    Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog!
    Ingrid xx

  3. A really lovely card well put together and loads of gorgeous embossing too. Jacqui DT Sister Act

  4. Cindy what a gorgeous butterfly and a beautiful card.
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  5. Awesome butterfly! Gorgeous embossing and lovely lace.

  6. Gorgeous embossed butterfly,great embossed background and love the ribbon trim-thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  7. This is gorgeous! LOVE the soft colors and the emboss resist you used! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

  8. Very lovely card. Love the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions for our Animal Friends Challenge.

  9. Your butterfly is gorgeous. Love the technique you used and your color choices. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  10. awww...that butterfly is so beautiful and delicate looking! Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, Dt x

  11. Gorgeous card, love those embossings. Thank you for joining our 100th party challenge at Artistic Inspirations, good luck

  12. Love the colours on this pretty card - great embossing folder too. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog and I won't mind if you feature my male card on your Monday spot. http://aquarius-aquariusblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/games.html

  13. This is gorgeous. The butterfly is so pretty and delicate. I love the colours and beautiful embossing too.
    Thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge.
    Sue xx

  14. This is gorgeous, I love that embossed butterfly!
    Hugs, Tammy

  15. So pretty card. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.

  16. Stunning! I absolutely love the butterfly!!! Thank you for sharing with us at The Paper Nest Dolls! Melanie, DT

  17. Gorgeous! What a lovely summery card. I appreciate it all the more because it's the middle of winter here lol! Love the stamp you chose too, it's gorgeous :) Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu - Purple

  18. What a beautiful card Thank you for joining us at PND good luck hugs Sharon (DT)

  19. Hi just popping back to say-Thank you for joining us at Crafting at the Weekend
    Carol DT x


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