Thursday, July 24, 2014

More Butterflies


My gosh, what is it with butterflies, I cannot seem to shake them off.

Here is my tag panel.




I created a bit of mixed media tag with distress inks (broken china, spiced marmalade) and embossed the tag with cuttlebug fern embossing folder.

I stamped butterflies (STAMPlorations - artful flutters, sentiment from same set) in Versafine onyx black and used a stanly knife to cut around the wings only so I could fold the wings up for effect and dimension.



I seen this technique on you tube by Tim Holtz design and use of The Dimensional Cutting Pad that is specific to keeping the centre so the wings could be folded up.

I used design paper with beautiful flowers under the wings.



Pasted the tag onto brown texture paper and then black texture paper. Added some plaster tape for some grid and texture and sponged with spiced marmalade and broken china.

Added some brads for a metal look and bling, glitter for some sparkle.



The tag I made a while ago when I was in a frenzy using the combo broken china and spiced marmalade. Not sure what to do with it so I set it aside until now. I think it is alright, a bit dark and I wish the butterflies were placed a bit differently, but hey who's perfect, first time using stanly knife. Hubby said it was very creative. I guess when you stare at it for a couple of days you begin to doubt the looks. I thought I would be honest. After all it is handmade, nothing is perfect. That's what I love about handmade, the project will always a bit of you in there, no matter what. So pardon the wonky work.


I would like to enter my tag into following challenges :-

The Mixed Media Card Challenge - Touch of Nature option Tag

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday challenge - Emboss it



  1. Hi Monika. Love the combo of colors and your fern embossing folder is so beautiful to create lots of texture. Your butterflies are sparkly and gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with us again at Mixed Media Card Challenge.

  2. You can never have enough butterflies! I love all your detail - just beautiful!

  3. Monika, I think the result is just beautiful. There is so much ink and dimension and texture. And I like the subdued colors you chose for the backing papers. Thanks for joining us at MMCC again.

  4. very pretty!!! glad you played along with us at MMCC :)

  5. Very pretty! Great dimension! Thanks so much for playing along with the Emboss It! Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!