Thursday, June 23, 2011

Flowers and Butterfly

With the color combo I think this would work to fill the need for a masculine card to a gardner.

The butterfly comes as three seperate rubber images.  I keep the pieces together as one piece of rubber for storage which takes the guess work out of what pieces go together. 

Copic markers were used to color the images: Y13, 38, YR04, 12, Y13, 38, E25, 29, 33, G94, 99

A metal ball stylus was used to emboss the butterfly.  I use a small ball stylus to mark my lines on the front of the image, turn it over and emboss between the lines with a larger sized ball stylus.  I use a folded paper towel as a cushion or a firm computer mouse pad will also work; to much cusion tends to tear the cardstock.

Stickles was applied to the butterfly.

The flowers were cut from a balloon image, embossed with a metal ball stylus and popped up on foam. The stems are from a Quikutz die named Flower Arrangement and they were sponged with ink.

I used the negative embossing technique on all embossed panels. The negative side/smooth/no bumps is inked up before the paper is inserted.

Images: Eureka Stamps - 29401 Butterfly Pattern, 13901(456) Daisy Balloon
Paper:Remember When – black textured, Bazzill – orange, Stampin Up – green, Marcos – white, unknown Kraft
Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Ranger distress inks – spiced marmalade, dried marigold, tea dye, forest moss
Accessories: Copic markers, Aleene’s tacky glue, Stickles, nailheads, Aleene's Paper Glaze
Tools: Cuttlebug and embossing folders, Stampin Up embossing folder, metal ball stylus, sponge, Quikutz flower arrangement die


  1. LOVE THIS! What a great use of the balloon image!

  2. This turned out so wonderful!
    Love the colors and dimension

  3. Beautiful! I love that you used one of the balloons as the flowers, great way to "stretch" your stamps. Wonderful job!