Monday, March 31, 2008

Beautiful butterfly

Here is my butterfly card. Wow! This one was hard for me and I am not sure why. I have stamped, thrown away, restamped, tried something else. You name it I think I have tried it all. My daughter says this one is beautiful, so I am taking her word. Sahara sand was used for the base. I used vellum cardstock for the dot layer. I used my swiss dot cuttlebug folder and my cuttlebug, then rounded the corners. I used vellum tape to put it on so you can't see the tape. The butterfly and matt were done with my oval scallop nestabilities dies. (Can you see a pattern here? I gotta use these babies lots to justify the expense!) I stamped the butterfly in versamark ink and then sprinkled it with heat and stick powder. You just barely heat this stuff. As soon as it starts to shine you have to stop. I dipped my finger in dazzling diamonds glitter and wiped it on the heat and stick. Just like magic, I had a beautiful sparkly butterfly. I added pearls, water colored with bordering blue, added brads and white dots with my white signo gel pen. I stamped fly from one of the stamps in the Beautiful Butterflies set to finish the piece. I also added stickles in the scallops. The ribbon is Stampin'Up! (retired) wide organdy ribbon. I hope you like her. You can see this and other new sets at All That Scraps . Click on blog and you can see lots of other new samples with the new sets that will be released on Friday morning at 12:01 am. Have a great day and enjoy the possibilities.

8 comments:

Denise... said...

It is very, very beautiful.

Susie said...

I agree with your daughter - this is very beautiful.

Kerry J. said...

Your daughter is absolutely correct - this is stunning! Love that sparkly butterfly Lesa!

laos348 said...

I think it came out very pretty. I like the use of vellum with the swiss dots folder - that looks great and I like the sparkle on the butterfly.

Marilyn said...

OOH - I love the glittery butterfly - sooo pretty!! Great idea to use vellum for the background embossing - it all looks beautiful - you definitely have a gift with whatever you touch!

Andrea said...

thankyou thankyou thankyou! Your daughter is sooooo very smart! And she knows how hard her mom is on herself!!!!! I LOVE YOU!

JazzyH said...

This card is beautiful. I love the colors.

Stampin' Meg said...

wowie- that shimmer on the butterfly is sooo pretty!

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