Friday, 16 March 2018

Embossed acetate butterfly.


Hi everyone, I'm back with another guest designer card for the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge.
Thanks to Loll, Bonnie and the team for inviting me to play along!


My elements are acetate, stamping, diecutting, embossing, alcohol inks and watercolour!

I've had this acetate butterfly sitting on my desk waiting for me to finish it! I had embossed it with a Stampin Up folder and then painted the back with gold mixative alcohol inks. It looked a bit scratchy so I added a gold paper layer behind it to even things out a little.

I had one heart brad holding the acetate and paper together and hubby suggested I use 3. Glad he did lol!

Tha background is a watercolour panel  did a while ago using Kuretake Gansai and Finetec gold watercolour paints. I always make a few backgrounds in different colours while I have these paints out, makes the mess well wothwhile!

The white frame is an offcut from another project. I trimmed it down as it was quite thick and looking at the pic it may not be quite even!! I've popped the panel up on fun foam to add some dimension, though it's a bit hard to see in the pic.

I'm also linking up to the challenge at CASology where the theme is bug!
I think a butterfly is a glamourous bug!


At Happy Little Stampers, it's anything goes with dies.


It's also anything goes with a scripture or uplifting message at Word Art Wednesday.

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At Cuttlebug Mania the challenge is to create a project with a Spring theme using a manual machine.
Pink is definitely a spring colour and there are plenty of butterflies around then too!
(I've used my cuttlebug with the Stampin Up Bigz die and embossing folder listed in my supplies.)


Supplies:
Stampin Up beautiful butterflies Bigz die; acetate; Stampin Up seaside embossing folder; gold mixative alcohol ink; scrap of gold paper; Kuretake Gansai and Finetec watercolour paint; Darkroom Door wings sentiment stamp; versafine ink & clear ep, fun foam.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

28 comments:

  1. Your acetate gold butterfly is amazing and I love the pink background.
    hugs Mrs A.

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  2. Fabulous butterfly and what a good idea to use the gold paper behind it. Fabulous way to use acetate and such a stunning accent to your wonderful card. Love the black card stock as it shows off that water coloured background to perfection. Yey to husband for suggesting three brads....Pretend you hadn't thought of it x Stunning card Cathy and what a creative and 'special' guest designer you are x

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  3. Gorgeous card Cathy. The colours are so amazing together. Pink and gold always look good, but then pair it with the black and WOWSERS!! :) Your gold acetate layered butterfly is so pretty. The heart brads are so pretty as the body --- creative!! Your hubby was right ... three is the ticket!! Thanks again for being our Guest Designer this month at CAS Mix Up!! xx

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  4. Beautiful card, Cathy! I love the gold butterfly - what a great idea to dry emboss it! It adds so much dimension to the butterfly and catches light and shadow. The three heart brads look terrific. And such a pretty pink background. It's all very elegant-looking set against the black card base. Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer at CAS Mix Up!

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  5. CAS perfection Cathy!! I love how you used a black frame to make the pink and gold pop even more...lovely, lovely card!! :0)

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  6. What a beautiful butterfly, Cathy! I love the embossing and elegant gold! He's perched on a gorgeous background made even more elegant with the black and white framing! Thanks so much for joining our team at CAS Mix Up this month!

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  7. Fabulous card, Cathy, the colours are stunning. I love your embossed butterfly and the inky background is beautiful. xx

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  8. Gorgeous gold and dry embossed butterfly, Cathy. I love the look of your "3" gold brads thanks to your DH:-) The rich colors from your watercolored background really make your butterfly pop. Adding your black framing really added elegance to your other layers. Simply Beautiful card, Cathy. TFS and so happy you were able to join us as our Guest Designer this month. Hugs...Nancy

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  9. This is uber stunning. The golden acetate butterfly shows up just marvelously on the pretty watercolored background. The colors are so beautiful together. Also love the heart brads....TFS

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  10. This is a beauty Cathy! That butterfly is gorgeous and the overall design is lovely.

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  11. wow, the pink and gold really pop against the black. Awesome colour combo and gorgeous embossed butterfly. There's so much texture and dimesion with your acetate butterfly.

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  12. Looooooooooove those colours Cathy. Beautiful card and that butterfly is amazing. You have a great hubby suggesting you use 3 heart brads. Finishes it of perfectly.

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  13. That butterfly is a piece of art. Looks like a sculptured gold sheet, impressive. Love the colours and the design, simply stunning!
    Thanks so much for being our guest this much, love your work! xx

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  14. Wow Cathy this is stunning love the butterfly, great to know that your hubby was able to help you out.
    Love the PINK background.
    Have a great weekend.
    sharon :)

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  15. Wow, that butterfly is just gorgeous. It looks fantastic against the pink background and the black card stock really adds impact.

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  16. Great card - bold and bright - black antennae would have looked good too!!! Mxxx

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  17. Gosh, yes, Cathy ... that butterfly is definitely glamourous ... and gorgeous against that yummy pink background and dramatic black/white framing! Hugs, Anita :)

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  18. Wow! Your gold acetate butterfly and that wonderful background on a black card make a striking combination! Congrats on your GD!

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  19. I love this gorgeous card, Cathy! Both the color combination and the texture combination are fabulous! The shiny gold butterfly pops against the watercoloured dark pink background, and the black card base and the white mat make the card look striking. Hideko xx

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  20. This is extremely pretty Cathy and I love that pink and gold background which goes beautifully. The embossed pattern you have given it looks great and the three little heart brads finish it perfectly. x

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  21. Absolutely stunning card! I love the contrast of the gold on top of that gorgeous pink! Thanks for playing along with CASology!

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  22. What a perfect display of texture! Thanks fro playing along with us at CASology!

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  23. Loving your CAS card and the pop of pink!

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  24. Great way to use acetate and add some color! The layered paper isn't even noticeable, just the wow from the gold. Thanks for sharing at CASology this week!

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  25. What a wonderful golden embossed acetate butterfly Cathy! It looks lovely against your watercolored background - Thank you so much for sharing your creative talents with us at CAS Mix up as Guest DT this month! Julia xx

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  26. You know I loved this card 'cause I commented already but need to say again how awesome this butterfly card is. Such a gorgeous colour combination. With my Designer's hat on - thanks so much for sharing with us at HLS AG with Dies Challenge.

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  27. very beautiful, love the gold on the beautiful pink background
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner (DT)

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  28. Fabulous butterfly - another technique I must try!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
    Susan
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

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