Saturday, July 12, 2014

Live Colorfully

I'm totally melting--sooooo hot.  It was 91 on our way back from the grocery this morning.  9. 1.  Here in the PNW, we generally have temperate summer days and thus many don't have A/C--ugh.  I might need to go shopping later just so I can be in a store with A/C.  Craft store, of course.  ;-)

For this card one layer card (haven't done one of those in a while), I used painter's tape to mask off the edges, stamped on some Versamark then embossed them in gold.  Next I randomly dabbed the butterfly stamp with Distress Inks.  Maybe I should have misted the stamp afterwards to blend a bit but I do like the boldness.  I added the sentiment and used Enamel Accents on each of the dots in LIVE which you totally can't see.  It's nice dimension and I like the shiny whiteness.  Finally I cut out some tiny butterflies in gold mirror board for some zip to tie it all together.

Tip:  With this gold embossing powder, it tends to stick even after applying cornstarch to the card so this time I created a mask to help keep the excess from sticking to the white space.  Way easier for me than trying to remove the stickies.

The Details:  PTI white cardstock, Inkadinkado Patterned Bugs stamp, Hero Arts Glow Girl sentiment, Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, gold embossing powder (I think Stampendous), Versamark, Memory Box butterflies die, Recollections gold mirror board

I'm entering this in Crazy for CAS #48 Butterflies, CAS on Sunday #37 One Layer Wonder, Clean and Simple Stamping #299 Sketch, Try It on Tuesdays Colours of Summer, Fab n' Funky #223 Feels like Summer 

edited to add Butterfly Challenge #10 OLC


  1. this is really fresh, thank you for joining us at TIOT. we hope to see you again soon.EE

  2. Love your butterflies!! They are just so pretty on the card!

  3. Hi Toni,
    Welcome to my butterfly challenge. Thankyou for fluttering by. I love how you have achieved the gold embossing round the edge of the card and just love those off the edge colourful butterflies. A perfect card. Hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

  4. Another wonderful cas card. Thanks again for joining us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K x

  5. Total eyecatcher. Love the embossed edges idea.


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