Monday, May 9, 2011

Playing with Butterflies

I tried something new with the butterfly in the Strength & Hope set.  Well new to me anyway.  I haven't seen this done yet but I'm sure someone out there has thought of it too.
I stamped the butterflies with VersaMark on different colors of card stock, sprinkled with black embossing powder and heated them up.  I love the colors showing through and it's easier than embossing then painting these dainty creatures!

Then, of course, I had to cut them out.

Here's the finished card.

I had a hard time getting a photo of this.  For some reason all the pictures were blurred or else they were so shiny that you coundn't see any detail.  They're not the best pictures, but hopefully you can get the idea.

I'm going to enter it in these challenges.....

SUO18 -  In Celebration of Butterflies.

The Friday Mashup #5 - Embossing Nature. 
         1. Make a card inspired by nature
         2. Make a card with embossing on it somewhere on it.
         3. MASH it all up and create a nature card that uses embossing somewhere on it!

I've been wanting to play along with the new Friday Mashup challenge for several weeks.  I'm so glad I finally got to do it!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Strength & Hope
Ink:  VersaMark
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango
Accessories:  Black EP, Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, fine guage black wire (for antennae)

Don't forget that Stampin' Up! will donate $2.00 from the sale of each stamp set to BCRF (The Breast Cancer Research Foundation).

Thanks so much for visiting here today. And thank you for the wonderful comments you have been leaving. They make my day!




Lisa said...

I love this stamp set and you did a great job with it Bonnie! Those butterflies are so stunning!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup! (and thank you for the kind comment on my card!).

Holly said...

Bonnie, This came out great! The look of the color that pops through the embossed butterflies is stunning! I bet it was a bit tricky getting a photo. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.. I missed your creations!

Shirley said...

Very elegant!!

Always Playing with Paper said...

This is very pretty Bonnie! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

Benzi said...

Oh, your butterflies are beautiful, Bonnie. Great idea to do them the way you did. Just a gorgeous card! Makes me think of a picture hanging on a wall.

Tui Nathan said...

Love it ... simple and elegant!!!

Kasey said...

Gosh Bonnie, this almost looks like real butterflies have been pinned to your card! So glad you shared this card with us at the Friday Mashup this week, come and play again next week...I'm setting the challenge! Cheers, Kasey ~ in Oz

Emily Keaton said...

This is so pretty, Bonnie!! Looks like something you should frame and hang on the wall--like a real butterfly collection!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

What a great idea, Bonnie - your card is very cool! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Friday Mashup!

Deb Hoekstra said...

Beautiful butterflies! I've looked at that stamp and thought the same thing about coloring it. Your embossing idea is a great one! Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges.

Kim P said...

What a fantastic idea! Love the CAS design here...thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup!


Stunning butterflies Bonnie - they look so realistic too. Love the simple layout - this work of art would look beautiful framed and hanging on the wall.
Sylvia x

Jen Timko said...

This is very cool! Great card and I'm sure it is even more amazing in person. Some cards just don't like to be photographed. ;-) So glad you joined us at SUO Challenges this week!

Melina said...

love your CAS design! thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges :)

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful CAS card! Thanks for playing SUO Challenges again.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Very cool, and it reminds me of those framed pieces of art containing butterfly specimens.