Thursday, 28 December 2017

Sparkly Big Butterflies

I've been playing with some lovely new crafty goodies...and made a trio of cards using the 'Big Butterfly' stamp from Stampendous. I had a quick 'Google' for inspiration, and found this beautiful card by Chrissie...which I totally had to CASE! I stamped the butterfly on to some watercolour paper in Versamark Ink, using my Tim Holtz stamping platform and new 'Creative Corners' from Misti. I then heat embossed in various embossing glitters from WOW. I watercoloured each butterfly using complimentary colours of Distress Ink, then added a sentiment stamp from a magazine freebie set, using Memento 'Smokey Gray' ink. (I've listed the embossing powders & Distress Ink colours used underneath each card).


Embossing glitter: 'Under the Sea' by WOW
Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Gathered Twigs & Black Soot


Embossing Glitter: 'Gold Metallic Sparkle' by WOW
Distress Inks: Wild Honey, Brushed Corduroy, Tea Dye & Gathered Twigs


Embossing Glitter: 'Vintage Peacock' by WOW
Distress Inks: Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Gathered Twigs & Black Soot

Challenges for these cards:

11 comments:

Maaike Uijthoven said...

gorgeous butterflies, love the borwn/gold one but they're all beautiful, just like real ones. thank you for playing at AAA cards

Viv's Visuals said...

This stamp was on my wish list... need to go get now! Lovely cards.

Melissa L. said...

Beautiful butterflies, Helen. Great case-ing of Chrissie. Thanks for playing along at HLS WC challenge for December with your big sparkly butterflies.

Melissa L. said...

Thanks for playing at AAA Cards too!

Karen Knott said...

Wow stunning butterflies, love the sparkle :)
Hugs Kaz xx

Jane said...

Oh that large butterfly is so pretty and all sparkled even more stunning! Love all your colours, but the browns really caught my eye. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

sentsue said...

Gorgeous butterflies! They really caught my eye.

Leanne said...

This is so super pretty as always, love seeing your creations. Great job, and thanks for playing our challenge again at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Leanne DT/4CC

Cathy said...

Beautiful butterflies, love how you created different looks with the matching embossing powder and inks, Cathy x

Gayatri said...

WOW! Gorgeous set of cards. I love them. Hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year with family and friends. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

StampendousGraphics said...

Wow, Helen! Those are just gorgeous! What a simple idea for such stunning results! Thank you so much for sharing with our products. <3