7 Jun 2018

Sparkling Butterfly

Hi! Today I'm adding a little sparkle into your lives with an inky little number that uses a couple of gorgeous Visible Image  stencils and a stamp, plus loads of twinkly embossing powder and sprinkling of glamour dust. (Scroll down for a photo that really captures the sparkle).

One thing I love to do with stencils it to layer them on top of each other to create a bit of added interest and additional pattern. This wonderful butterfly stencil is perfect for that technique because it has a large open area.

Here's how I made this card:

Wet a piece of watercolour paper, then using the Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer, spritz distress markers to make the background and dry with a heat tool. Attach the 'Butterfly Ink' stencil and blend through the stencil with mustard seed distress ink. Attach the 'Count Me In' stencil over the top and blend through both stencils with spiced marmalade.

Remove all the stencils. Drawing freehand, draw around the outside edge of the butterfly with a white opaque pen and then use a black pen outside the white line. Draw around the outside of the numbers in the butterfly with candied apple, then add detail glue inside the numbers and sprinkle with glamour dust. (I'd forgotten that I still had glamour dust until I was rooting through my stash the other day!)

Add a few 'veins' to the background by painting them in with a paintbrush using tarnished brass distress stain.

Ink a small piece of card with the same colours as the background, stamp and heat emboss the sentiment before fussy cutting it out.

Create 2 sparkly mats for the sentiment and the main image by inking the outside edges with versamark clear ink and then heat embossing with a sparkly black embossing powder.

Stamps and Stencils Used:

(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):
 https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/butterfly-ink/         https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/count-me-in/

Other Supplies:

Watercolour Card, Distress Markers (mustard seed, carved pumpkin, dried marigold, abandoned coral, picked raspberry, candied apple, black soot), Distress Inks (mustard seed, spiced marmalade, picked raspberry), Distress Stain (tarnished brass), TH Distress Marker Spritzer, white opaque pen, detail glue, glamour dust, versamark clear ink, Wow! black twinkle embossing powder.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #15 - ATG with a critter
Crafty Galz Corner #167 - Summer Colours
Dare To Be Artzy - Bright Colours
Heartful Stamping Challenge Jun 3-10 - Anything Goes
Pammies Inky Pinkies #1822 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge #22 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #58 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - All Things Bright And Beautiful
Use Your Stuff #315 - Butterflies
I'll also be entering this into the WOW! Embossing Powder Fans Facebook Group monthly challenge for June which has a theme of anything goes.

Visible Image social media and other links (just click on the words in capital letters):

SHOP where the fantastic stamps are sold
BLOG with all the latest news and posts
FACEBOOK PAGE with info, inspiration and weekly giveaways
FACEBOOK GROUP come share your work with us and enter the monthly 'show and tell' challenges

I hope you liked this inky offering from me today. I'll be back again on Saturday with my usual CAS style of card. Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.

Sharon xx


aprettypinkpeony said...

This is so gorgeous! Love the numbers and the sparkle. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles. Good luck with your entry! ~Pam-DT

Michelle Windsor said...

Gorgeous card love the technique Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
Michelle DT

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your gorgeous card! The colors are so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

cheryl morgan said...

WOW, saw this on Instagram too, its fab. thank you for sharing at 2CCC. X

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at The PIP Challenge.