Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Vellum Butterfly and Flowers

Hi, I've been wanting to make a card for the Victorious Vellum challenge at A Blog Named Hero
and finally got the chance last night. I've had this Silhouette Flower stamp by Hero Arts for ages but haven't used it before!

I stamped in white Versa color on vellum and embossed with white ep. It took ages to set as there's so much embossíng. I coloured the stems on the back of the image with Tombow markers. Rather than do the same for the flowers, I put a snippet of yellow card behind the vellum. I like the hint of colour it gives.

I die cut the base of the butterfly from vellum and painted with twinkling H2O's. The top is from green shimmer card stock.

I embossed some kraft card with Lil Inkers frame impression plate and used distress inks to bring out the woodgrain. I trimmed it down so it didn't overpower the image too much!

My use of snippets lets me into the playground again at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

At Flutterby Wednesdays, the challenge is to use wet or dry embossing on your project ( I used both), and to also include a butterfly or a fairy.

At Make It Monday, the theme is Anything Goes, and to share creativity.

Sister Act Card Challenge also has an Anything Goes theme.

Materials used: Hero Arts silhouette flower stamp; Lil Inkers frame; Memory Box butterfly dies; white ink & ep; Tombow markers; distress ink; Twinkling H20's;  bling from stash.

Thanks for visiting :)


  1. Very pretty! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  2. Really pretty card Cathy. LOVE the vellum and how you used it to make literally a lovely picture. Super idea too for the butterfly as the vellum gives such a delicate look.

    Hugs, Di xx

  3. What a gorgeous card, Cathy! It belongs in that awesome frame!

  4. Gorgeous card. The butterfly was worth the work. The
    frame is awesome.

  5. Finally - I have been popping over every few hours since Monday to see it!!!! And it was worth it... Mxx

  6. Such a pretty use of colour Cathy. Love this.

  7. Beautiful card definitely worth all the effort.

  8. Lovely card... love the vellum beneath the butterfly. Have been wanting to do this for a while. Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. Lovely card - the 'woodgrain' frame looks perfect with the pretty stamped vellum. Elizabeth xx

  10. This is really lovely Cathy, love the frame and fabulous image, gorgeous butterfly..love it.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  11. Beautiful card and colors. Visited from MIM..Loz

  12. Beautiful and worth the effort to make . Hugs Mrs a.

  13. Wow Cathy!! looks like I have been missing a lot lately, this is beauty. what a stunning card :)

  14. Love this! I think the frame is perfect for the image, nice! Saw this on MIM

  15. Found your card on MIM, very nice. Love the framed look and the butterfly is fab.



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