Saturday, May 6, 2017

Marmalade Butterfly

Hi there, I hope you're having a great weekend!  I thought I'd share with you a card I finished yesterday for the current challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.

I decided to create my own background using a lovely cone flower image that was part of a kit I purchased from Simon Says Stamp.  The kit contained 3 stamps, 2 flower images and a butterfly, all by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous.  The flower I used was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink on a panel of Neenah Solar White .

The butterfly was stamped in Versamark ink on watercolor paper, then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I used Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks, drying with a heat tool between adding layers of color.  Once I was satisfied with the color, I used my paper snips to fussy cut it, which is always interesting when doing butterfly antenna.  ;-)

Next, the burlap ribbon and strip of Tangelo Twist card stock were added to the panel using Score tape, then the butterfly was mounted on a white card stock circle and popped up on the card with Dimensionals.  I really didn't want to make the background much busier so I added just a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins and Nuvo drops.  After the drops were dry, the card base was adhered to the back and the flower stamped a couple of times on the inside.

I've added a link to the challenge above, so do head over there and enjoy all the beautiful inspiration!  Thanks for visiting!


Product details
Stamps:  Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Kit (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  80# and 110# Neenah Solar White, Tangelo Twist, (retired Stampin' Up) Tim Holtz Watercolor
Ink:  Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black, Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks
Other:  Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Stitched Shapes Circle die (SU), 5/8" Burlap ribbon (SU), Orange Marmalade Nuvo Jewel Drops, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins


Gerry said...

This is so pretty!! Love the beautiful butterfly and you added just enough sequins and Nuvo drops to the background.

Kim S said...

What a beautiful use of the sketch! The brilliantly colored butterfly on the black/white flowers with a touch of jute!! It works perfectly together. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Bev Polen said...

What a beautiful card with the gorgeous embossed butterfly, Stef!!