Sunday, 8 April 2018

Pastel Butterflies

I have a delicate little butterfly card to share today using a new (to me) background stamp called 'Beautiful Wings Background' by Creative Expressions. I inked it up with Distress Inks (Tattered Rose, Milled Lavender, Stormy Sky & Bundled Sage), then spritzed it with a little water and stamped it on to some watercoour paper. I allowed it to dry, then stamped it again using Versamark Ink, and heat embossed it using clear embossing powder. I trimmed the panel down, then distressed the edges a little. Using the same inks, I 'smooshed' another piece of watercolour paper, then used one of my Tim Holtz/Sizzix 'Detailed Butterflies' dies to cut a solid butterfly shape. I then cut the matching detailed butterfly from a scrap of white card, then heat embossed it using Stampendous 'Kaleidoscope' embossing powder fr a really pretty glittery effect. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Doodled Flowers' set by Happy Little Stampers...I also used the 'Kaleidoscope' embossing powder over the black ink on this for a subtle sparkle.


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12 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

This is beautiful, Helen, and I can see the gorgeous sparkle too! Jo x

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card Helen!
x Daniela

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Helen, I love the delicate colours. xx

brenda said...

so pretty in the soft muted colours Helen, many thanks for joining in with our 'One for the Girls' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Tone K. said...

Really beautiful card! :)
Thank you so much for joining us at Fussy and Fancy! :)

Aunty Sue said...

Beautiful card love the pasel colours and thanks for sharing at Crafty catz this week

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Helen. It's so elegant and pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Marlies said...

A beautiful card with all the butterflies! Very elegant. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

Sammy said...

Awww, this is so pretty! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Sue - said...

Such a pretty card! I love the background! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge.

Heidi Weaver said...

What a stunning background you've created for this lovely card. Thanks so much for playing along with our Happy Little Stampers April Watercolour Challenge.

Dora said...

Very beautiful card with the butterflies. Nice soft tones too.
Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.