a kaleidoscope of butterflies

Hello crafty friends. I’ve got a couple of cards to share with you today, both using the new ‘Hazel’s butterfly’ stamp set from Julie Hickey Designs. I’ve taken inspiration from a couple of challenges for these, Global Design Project and Time Out, both with a theme of CASE (copy and selectively edit) a design team card:

I started with the Global Design Project card and blended ‘broken china’ Distress Oxide onto white card which I mounted on a layer of SU ‘balmy blue’ and then onto an A6 card blank.

I stamped the medium butterfly from the set onto white card four times with WOW’s clear ink and then heat embossed them with white powder. I coloured each one with a waterbrush and SU colours – ‘balmy blue’, ‘petal pink’, ‘mint macaron’ and ‘so saffron’ (I don’t have their inkpads, so scribbled ink from Write markers onto my craft mat and picked it up with the waterbrush). Once the ink was dry, I fussy cut the butterflies and glued them to the card front.

I added one of Julie’s ‘just a note’ sentiments in ‘broken china’ and finished each butterfly with a co-ordinating resin dot.

I based the second card on Time Out’s photo, blending Distress Oxides in ‘festive berries’, ‘ripe persimmon’, ‘mustard seed’, ‘mowed lawn’ and ‘chipped sapphire’ across the front of a piece of white card. I splattered the blending with water and blotted it with paper towel.

I ran over the card with my heat gun to make sure the ink was fully dry and dusted it with an antistatic pad. I stamped the butterfly several times across the card with WOW’s clear ink (it’s slow drying so you have time to do this) then heat embossed them with white powder.

I added the ‘butterfly box’ sentiment in ‘watering can’ Archival ink, together with ‘happy birthday’ from Julie’s ‘just a note’ stamp set. I ran a black Sharpie around the card edges, attached it to an A6 card blank and decided it didn’t need anything else.

Did you know that kaleidoscope is the collective noun for butterflies? Isn’t that just the perfect word – so descriptive when you think of the wonderful array of colours on their wings.

8 thoughts on “a kaleidoscope of butterflies

  1. Deborah… absolutely love the white embossed butterflies atop the rainbow base. But I adore the blocked letters you used for BUTTERFLY… very cool. Thanks ever so much for joining and sharing at TIME OUT.

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