Saturday, 30 April 2016

Teal Butterflies

I dusted off my brayer for this card. I bought it early on in my card making career and used it with variable results. I also bought coated, shiny card which is easy to blend ink on but is REALLY hard to stamp well on. No wonder I had so much trouble. Long ago I moved on to smooth or matt with much better results. I still have some though and that is what I used here. 

I inked the Teal Zeal (Momento) over the top and bottom corner and a little Tumbled Glass (DI) in the middle. Then I embossed the butterflies. It's a Darice folder called Butterflies, quite appropriately. This is one of my bargains from last week. 
I inked over the butterflies with a sponge to highlight them and then attempted to coat just the butterflies with Versamark. I used clear embossing powder to give a sheen. 
I wanted to add a white on black sentiment, which looks very smart and is in vogue just now, but that is a step too far for me.  Embossing powder too messy, white ink too tricky. 
I want to give this to a friend who I don't think is into too much fuss or frills so I didn't add any extra decoration. 
I'd like to enter this into:
The Butterfly Challenge - T is for teal and/or texture and
Cuttlebugmania - Butterflies. I've used a Big Shot (which is a pretty teal colour) and Darice folder.


  1. Your card is lovely Alison. I like the hombre effect you've achieved and the embossing powder on the butterflies gives a lovely shine. I like the sentiment too. Barbxx

  2. A lovely card - such a pretty EB too.
    Kath x

  3. very pretty and I love the folder and the teal colour.

  4. Ohhh, those butterflies look delicious with all that shimmer!

  5. This is lovely Alison. I love the clean lines you have given your card. Interestingly I have a Darice Butterflies EF but it is somewhat very marginally different to yours. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge where your card will be entered twice. hugs Mrs A.

  6. I love the colour and the simplicity of this - very effective

    Thanks for entering the Butterfly challenge this time, Kim guest DT x

  7. A wonderful butterfly card. I love the embossing and the colour.
    Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!

    Swissie DT

  8. I like everything in this card. Wonderful ombre color, delicate embossing and a beautiful shine on butterflies. You did you think about all the details.


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