Sunday, 13 November 2016

Silver butterfly

At last a change from Christmas cards.

I made this background by stamping and embossing a large stamp using clear powder. Then I sponged on the ink, blending the colours together. I spritzed water over it and left it to dry.
Once dry I ironed the card between copier paper. This melts off the embossing powder and leaves the pattern. 

I tried to take a photo of it but it's difficult to take something which isn't there!

When I've made a background like this, I don't really want to cover any part of it but I did add a few things.  
The butterfly is stamped, embossed and then has silver ink rubbed on. I added a hint of pink around the wings. Fixed with tape along the body and foam pads on the wings.

I'm linking this to the Butterfly Challenge. The current challenge is Q for Quotes and/or Quicksilver. 
I couldn't really find a quote I fancied so stuck with the ordinary.
I'm also hopping over to Pixie's Snippets Playground for a run around.

I've used:
Inky Doodles background stamp
Hobby Art sentiment
Big and Juicy ink pad
Silver ink pad
Snippets of purple and white card and ribbon
Nameless butterfly
JustRite dies 

One good thing about this technique is that the embossing doesn't need to be perfect. Mine rarely is. 
Thanks for visiting. It seems that we are back to Monday again. How did that happen?


  1. A beautiful card, love the gorgeous colours too.

    Sue xx

  2. Oh my Alison, your background technique looks fabulous. I must give that one a go. I love the effect on the butterfly with just the tiniest amount of pink on the wings. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Drat, my comment disappeared! Love this technique and it's certainly one to try. The background is stunning - and a lovely card altogether Alison!


    Di xx

  4. Beautiful card, Alison. The background is gorgeous and I can see why you limited yourself to one perfectly lovely butterfly - it would, indeed, be a shame to cover up the background. Elizabeth xx

  5. A fabulous card and a great technique for your background. Thank you for sharing with us at the Butterfly Challenge.
    Kath x

  6. Lovely card! Such a great background. I've fancied trying this technique before but just wasn't sure whether I could be trusted with embossing powder and the iron! April Xx


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