Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Butterflies !


Butterflies, I think I am hooked at the moment.

Here is another card I made

I think i am still hooked on spiced marmalade and broken china (Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink).  Just love the combination.  They really work together and they make green too.

I like the sketch at STAMPlorations Blog bi-weekly sketch #17 and made another card but highlighting the die cut squares with a black textured paper border.  I wanted to keep it simple so I just stamped the butterfly (stamplorations - artful flutters) with watermark ink (versamark) and heat embossing with black (zing - opaque finish) heat embossing powder.

I die cut (mpress 3 in 1 nesting dies) all the squares, positioned them and tacked them together with (x-press it Glue marker).  I then squished the two colors onto my craft sheet and spritzed with water.  Next I smooched the panel onto the colors and two more times to get the look I liked.  Took the squares apart and glued on the black borders except the larger square.

I stamped the sentiment (stamplorations - artful flutters) also with spiced marmalade and broken china using the rolling technique.  I then ran the squares and front panel of the base card through a Sizzix splash embossing folder to achieve a textured look to the front of the card.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges :-

STAMPlorations - bi weekly sketch #17
Crafting at the Weekend - august Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday challenge - summer

Thanks for stopping by
Cheers Monika


  1. Two lovely entries in the gallery, Monika. Glad you are having fun with your butterflies and summer colors. I'm in the northern hemisphere but someone has turned summer off here in MI at present! Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations this time around.

  2. Gorgeous card Monika, so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx