Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Butterfly Gelatos for CAS Mix Up

Hello my friends.

Another month has whooshed by!

Can it really be May 1st?

Using Gelatos, Stamping, Heat Embossing, and Fussy Cutting

I'm hosting CAS Mix Up this month
and I chose a product that I've had and not used much.

I used my metallic Gelatos to color this Penny Black butterfly.

I wish I could get a photograph to showcase his shimmer!

I stamped and heat embossed with gold onto hot press watercolor paper, 
then pressed some Gelato near the center of the wings 
and spread the color out with my finger.

I found that if it doesn't want to spread smoothly that dampening my
finger on a baby wipe made it spread easier.

I repeated with the green Gelato overlapping just a bit.

The Gelato wipes off the embossing with a dry paper towel or cloth.

To get a matching gold frame, I smooshed the edges of a piece
of Neena in Versamark ink and heat embossed with the same gold powder.

The background piece  was done by inking the Verdure background stamp
with ink, spritzing with water and pressing the paper into the inked stamp.

When that was dry, I did the same technique with a little flower
to get a touch of pink and stamped some random faith words over it all.
The words are mostly hidden by the butterfly but since his wings
aren't fastened down, you can catch a peek.

Our fabulous Guest Designer this month is
Jenny (My Paper Epiphany).
Be sure to check out her design and those of our talented Designers.
Lots of inspiration and video tutorials at
CAS Mix Up!

Hope you'll join us.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Butterfly Trio, Verdure (PB), Mini Bouquet (TH), Inspiration Words (OOB)
Ink:   Pear Pizzax, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake (SU), Encore Gold
Paper:  Watercolor Paper (Arches Hot Press for butterfly: Tim Holtz for stamping), Neena
Other:  Gelatos (Faber Castell Metallic Melon Metallic Mint), Gold EP (SU), Stately EF (Craft Concepts)


jimlynn said...

Beautiful! I love all the scoring around the edges and of course that pretty butterfly too. I never could get the hang of the Gelatos but you sure did. Love your card Bonnie.

Mac Mable said...

What a stunning butterfly Bonnie and it looks terrific against the gorgeous background. The scoring around the edges draws your eye right in and frames your wonderful and eye catching card beautifully. Thank you for the crayons and gelato's theme this month, as it is a new to me medium, which I have had fun with x

BożenA said...

I love how you found the butterfly on the card. It looks great and the embossed gold frame around the case that our eyes are even more devoted to this beautiful butterfly! And I love its colors, they are so full of energy

Julia Aston said...

such pretty Gelato colors on the wings of your beautiful butterfly Bonnie! the gold embossing on butterfly and edges give an elegant look to it all - A great challenge for us this month - I was excited to use my Distress crayons! Julia xx

JosieD said...

Beautiful butterfly, Bonnie! Looks so good with the embossed gold touches and the Stately EF. Fun to dig out the gelatos and play.

Nancy Stislow said...

How beautiful this is! I have not seen that stamp before and just love the vibrant colors you chose. Love the framing on this too.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fabulous butterfly, Bonnie - you worked magic with the Gelatos!!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous butterfly, Bonnie! I had no idea that metallic Gelatos yield such a beautiful effect...WOW! I love your vibrant color palette and how your scoring brings the eye to your focal point! I'm inspired!

Christine Alexander said...

such beautiful vibrant colours for your butterfly wings. I never think of pulling my gelatos out :)

MaryH said...

Gorgeous butterfly. My finger smooshing with gelatos NEVER looks this good. The gold embossing is stunning with these vivid hot colors,What a lovely blending you've achieved, and I forget about using gelatos. I'm really liking that beautiful background you created, and the scoring frame around your butterfly certainly makes it stand out so nicely too. Good job! TFS & Hugs

Cathy said...

What a beautiful butterfly Bonnie. Don't have that one.... so I'm adding it to my wishlist lol. Love the colours, Cathy x

Ina G said...

Simpleeeeeeeee stunning Bonnie. A truly beautiful butterfly, gorgeous colours and background. I've got my neglected gelatos out already!

Maxine D said...

Oh Bonnie this is gorgeous - love how you have used the gelatos - I must get mine out again....

Jo Manna said...

In love with the elegance of this whole design. From the vibrancy of this butterfly to the delicacy of your background, along with the gold framing and dry embossed frame. Truly Exquisite! xx

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card with that gorgeous butterfly. Love all the details with the background and the scored frame.

Daffodil Cards said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this whole card, especially the butterfly :)

Leslie Miller said...

Every detail is so beautiful! I had no idea you could do this with Gelatos. Love the gold embossing, the background and framing. The butterfly is magnificent!

Susan said...

A wonderful CAS card full of texture and interest! Love the gorgeous butterfly (and thanks for the tip about dampening the finger with a baby wipe to get the colour to spread). And the background is so pretty with the different layers of stamping.

Loll said...

Love the bold colours of your butterfly, Bonnie. Not always easy to get such deep colours with gelatos. And I love the sweet background with the scripty words ... just perfect. Great work on creating a gold border to match your heat embossed butterfly. xx

nancy littrell said...

I love your softly stamped background for your bold butterfly, Bonnie. I am sure the shimmer is gorgeous IRL. TFS your beautiful card and for hosting such a fun challenge. I have had a great time playing with my Distress Crayons and learning new techniques. Hugs...

Doris said...

Your butterfly is gorgeous, Bonnie. You've inspired me to get out my gelatos.

Bobby said...

I have some gelatos that I haven't used either, Bonnie. You're forcing me into it but I'm looking forward to experimenting. I hope my card comes out half as beautiful as yours.

Karen D. said...

so gorgeous...wow.
xx Karen

Nance said...

Beautiful butterfly card, Bonnie. Love the soft color of the Gelatos on the butterfly. Thanks for the technique info too. I just bought some more gelatos I need to open them up and play!

Pat said...

A fabulous butterfly Bonnie and the colours are so bright and pretty and love the added gold sembossing and the understated pattern behind the butterfly is perfect, also the embossed frame looks great too. x

Trina P. said...

What a striking butterfly, Bonnie. I’m unfamiliar with gelato, but it looks great. Great design, especially the score lines framing it. xx

Marcia HIll said...

This card is absolutely GORGEOUS Bonnie!! Loving the gold embossing on your butterfly along with the soft colors from the Gelatos...SOOOO pretty! Really like your subtle background too! Such a lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Susanne Vargas said...

What a fun challenge! I haven't used my Gelatos in a long time! Your butterfly card looks fabulous!

Marianne said...

Your butterfly looks so pretty against that background. Thanks for choosing such a fun challenge theme. Looking forward to have a play with my gelatos.