Monday, October 14, 2013

Embossed Vellum Butterflies

Hi, everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend.  It's dreary day here in the Carolinas which is a good day to be inside crafting.

I'm working on the cards for my next card buffet.  I had an idea in mind for this card...and this looks nothing like it except that the focal point is to one side!  My "idea" didn't look so great in reality, so I kept working at it and came up with this.  It's a little involved for a card buffet, but my stamping ladies are great and can easily handle it!

I cut the larger butterfly from vellum cardstock using the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die.  Next, I embossed the die cut piece using the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder.  It's retired, but any swirly design will look great. 

For the small butterfly, I embossed the vellum first and then punched the butterfly out with the Bitty Butterfly Punch.  Emboss a 4-1/4x5 inch piece of vellum and you can punch lots of butterflies from one sheet.  Glue dots work well to adhere the vellum together.

I decided to go with heat embossing the greeting because using white cardstock seemed a little harsh and took away from the butterfly.  Heat embossing is my favorite "technique" because it is so, so easy and always looks awesome.

Here's everything I used:

Create A Cupcake

Wisteria Wonder Card Stock
     4-1/4x11 Card Base
     3-3/4x5 Embossed Layer
     2-1/4x2-1/4 for Circle
     Scrap for Greeting
Smoky Slate Card Stock
     3-7/8x5-1/8 Large Layer
     2-3/4x2-3/4 Scallop Circle
Vellum Card Stock
     2-1/2x2 Large Butterfly
     Scrap for Small Butterfly

Whisper White Craft Ink

Argyle Embossing Folder
Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder
Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die
Circles Collection Framelits
Smoky Slate Chevron Ribbon
2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch
Word Window Punch
Bitty Butterfly Punch
White Gel Pen
White Embossing Powder
Heat Tool & Embossing Buddy
Glue Dots

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  1. Love this card and thanks for the tips on how to make it. Wisteria Wonder if one of my favourite colours and right now in Alberta, Canada, I need to make something that reminds me of spring.

    1. Thanks for your sweet comment, Carol! I don't envy you with the weather. I feel bad that I whine about one day of snow around here. I'm still really looking forward to Spring!