Sunday, April 15, 2012

Special Butterflies Card

I made this card for my sister's birthday.  I had gotten this butterfly stamp from the $1.50 bin at Michael's.  Even though I paid 1.5x what an American paper crafter would pay, it's still a good deal .  I prefer rubber stamps to acrylic, so I popped this one into my basket.

I stamped the butterfly all over in Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink and also distressed around the edges with the ink.  Then I stamped the butterfly onto teal patterned paper (it has a very slight pattern) with Versamark twice and embossed them with black embossing powder.  I fussy cut both of the teal butterflies out.  I didn't cut the antennae.  Those were brown on the base card, so I outlined the "stand out" butterfly on the base card with a black sharpie pen.  That ensured that if I didn't line up the cutout butterfly perfectly, no brown would show around the edges and it also made the antennae black.

One butterfly is adhered down flat.  The other is adhered only in the centre with the wings folded up a little.  I made the sentiment with my Bosskut Gazelle.  Any font that it draws it draws in an outline shape (because it's meant to cut out the font with a blade).  I usually colour the letters in, but these were so small, I would have to go back with a white gel pen to make the insides of the letters like in the "e" or in the "A".  So, I left them as an outline.  I kind of like it that way.  It adds to the "airy" feel of the card, I think.

I had fun!  After I had done the one-punch card for our friend, I wanted to try this technique to make a one-stamp card.  My sister liked it!  That's what counts.


  1. That is such a beautiful card! I would love to get one of those in my mail, you are so talented :D


  2. Hello Fada! My first visit, will visit you again. Seriously, I thoroughly enjoyed your posts( really interesting blog). Would be great if you could visit also mine...Thanks for sharing! Keep up the fantastic work!

  3. Ooooh, how pretty!! You know I loved winged creatures. ^.^


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