Saturday, 2 November 2013

Butterfly Bling

Hi there

This afternoon I've made a card for four challenges:

Less is More Week 144 - Dark Background with a Splash of Colour
Casology Week 68 - Black
Addicted to Stamps and More #69 - Clean and Simple
CAS-ual Fridays 119 - Embossing


I recently purchased a lovely butterfly stencil from eBay and decided to use the same technique as I used on this card, but this time with a black background instead of white. 

Apologies for the bad photography, I'd lost the daylight so had to use my daylight lamp...



I attached the brass stencil to the black cardstock with low tack tape and used translucent embossing paste which I spread over the design.  Once the stencil was carefully removed, I covered different sections of the butterfly in three different colours of fine glitter.  The sentiment was stamped in VersaMark and embossed with white embossing powder.

Materials used:
  • Brass butterfly stencil: unknown brand
  • Embossing paste: Dreamweaver - translucent
  • Stamp: Personal Impressions - Mix and Match
  • Embossing powder: Stampin' Up - White
  • Die: Clearly Besotted Stamps - Tag Along
  • Glitter and cardstock from stash

That's all from me today.  I'm off out for a meal tonight at a local Mexican restaurant, can't wait :)

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog, I appreciate all your visits and comments.

Take care



19 comments:

  1. Truly stunning Anita-I love it. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

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  2. It looks fabulous Anita, enjoy your meal :) Viv xx

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  3. Ah, we're slaves to the sun, aren't we?! Who knew that getting good photos was so darn hard! This one looks great - I love the brilliant sparkle! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

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  4. Lovely, lovely, glitter-tastical!!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at CASology!!

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  5. This looks gorgeous Neets, I will have to try embossing paste again.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Less is More

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  6. Hola Anita, stunning card, your technique is fabulous, wonderful butterfly, well done!
    Hugs from Palma de Mallorca

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  7. Hi Anita. This is one stunning butterfly. Love it! Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Monika

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  8. I love the glitter on the black cardstock, especially the blue. Looks great!

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  9. Oh, what a pretty sparkly butterfly against the black...so glad you joined in the fun at CASology!

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  10. Wow - embossing paste on black card - you daredevil!! My attempts at that in the past have not ended well!!! Stunning effect with the glitter!
    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  11. Breathtaking, Anita!! Hugs, Darnell

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  12. Stunning card Anita, love the colours you have used. They really pop against the black xx

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  13. Oooooohhhhh so beautiful. LOVE that butterfly. Awesome effect. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M.

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  14. Such a shimmery butterfly, beautiful colour combination.

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  15. What a beautiful, glittery and stunning card, Anita.

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  16. This is really stunning Neet! I love the different colours of glitter...I bet that's really sparkly IRL! :)
    Lizy xx

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  17. Now this is CAS and GORGEOUS with all that glitter! Thanks for playing along with the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!! :)

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  18. Wow, what a beautiful butterfly! I love the glitter on the black background. Thank you for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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