Sunday, July 18, 2010


Elegant Butterflies

This is the card I made using the heat embossed butterflies I made during the Heat Embossing tutorial. If you missed the tutorial you can find it here.

Stamps: All A Flutter, Oval All
Paper: Presto Patterns DSP
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black, Old Olive
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Versamark
Accessories: 5/8" Basic Black Satin ribbon, Scallop Oval punch, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy

The card base is Elegant Eggplant cardstock cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4". The Presto Patterns DSP was cut at 3 1/2" x 4 1/4" and sponged with Kraft, Old Olive, and Elegant Eggplant ink. This was layered on a piece of Old Olive cardstock cut at 3 5/8" x 4 1/4" and a piece of Basic Black cardstock cut at 3 3/4" x 4 1/4".

Some 5/8" Basic Black Satin ribbon was tied around the panel and the panel was added to the card front. A scrap of Whisper White cardstock was sponged half way with Old Olive ink and the other half with Elegant Eggplant ink. The image from Oval All was stamped in Basic Black ink and then it was punced out with the scallop oval punch, then sponged around the edge with Basic Black ink and adhered to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. I then used some Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds glitter to add some sparkle to the flower on the sentiment and used the white gel pen to color in the center of the flower.

The butterfly from All A Flutter was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with black embossing powder on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock. Then I used the Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Kraft, Rose Red, and Elegant Eggplant ink pads with the Aquapainter by squeezing the ink pads in the center while they are closed and opening them half way to pick up the ink off of the lid with the Aquapainter.

The butterflies were cut out with Paper Snips and adhered to the card front with Stampin Dimensionals. What do you think?

Come back tomorrow to see the first of the projects that my guests made at the Make & Take last Friday!