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


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

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

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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!
    Caryn xxx

  11. Breathtaking, Anita!! Hugs, Darnell

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

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

  14. Such a shimmery butterfly, beautiful colour combination.

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

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

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

  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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