Monday, June 3, 2013

Butterflies are Self Propelled Flowers - R.H. Heinlein

Hello there! Thanks for stopping and looking.  Want to see what I made?

I wanted to make a card using this sweet little butterfly stamp from Sheena's A Little Bit Scenic - Flying Colors stamp set that was sitting on my desk.

I pulled out this pre-embossed sheet of paper because I thought I might want to use it on the layout I just made but I didn't end up using it.  So it was just sitting on my desk too.  I grabbed some Kraft paper and made a base card.  I layered it with this pre-embossed paper.

I had an idea of what I wanted to do but I wasn't sure what color of embossing powder I wanted to use so I stamped out the butterfly using VersaMark ink multiple times and then sprinkled on some of the colors I thought I might be interested in using on a test piece of Kraft paper.  I heat set them and after doing this, I decided I wanted to use the more green color. 

So I  trimmed my Kraft paper to the size I wanted and then randomly stamped the butterfly on this piece of paper leaving room at the bottom for the sentiment from this set to be added.  I sprinkled the stamped butterflies with green embossing powder and then heat them with my heat gun.  I did the same thing with the sentiment, this time using opaque white embossing powder.

Well now, I had those "test" butterflies sitting on my desk just ready to be added to a card.  So I had to make one with them!  (smile)  I used a Kraft paper base and layered on a bit of that pre-embossed paper, literally just using a scrap off my desk (not even trimming it!).  I pulled out my Stamp-It Australia EZMount Stamp Set 61 - Sentiment Swirls set and stamped out this birthday sentiment, again with VersaMark ink, and using opaque white embossing powder I heat embossed it.
These two cards went together so fast.  I just love it when I use the "leftovers" that are just sitting on my scrap desk waiting to be put away or thrown away!
Until next time...happy scrapping!
Stacy H-W


  1. Loved the cards, especially the 1st one. Butterflies are such a great image to use on cards.