Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Deep Red Golden Butterfly

Today my card features this butterfly stamp by:


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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.
Challenges:
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
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes
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

19 comments:

  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.

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  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

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

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

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator




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  5. Awesome butterfly! Gorgeous embossing and lovely lace.

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

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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

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  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

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

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

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

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  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

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

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

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Cindy