Wednesday 18 June 2014


Hello friends!

Hope everyone is doing good.

I'm here with a very quick post to share the cards I made using a single stamp for my focal image on three different cards.

I won't talk much. I'll just share the cards and how I made them. today's cards are all about butterflies! :)

We have a butterfly girl on the team and I hope she likes them on my cards! :)

I'll link up all the products used at the end of the post.

Here is the first-

Follow the below mentioned steps to make this card-

1. Take a piece of sturdy white card stock and using 'microbial' stencil apply embossing paste.
2. While the embossing paste is still wet, add Ranger- Melt Art Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel and melt it with your heat gun.
3. Spray a bit of Lindy's Delphinium Turquoise and let dry.
4. Stamp the gorgeous butterfly from Antique Engravings stamp set from Hero Arts on a water color paper and color it with peacock feathers distress ink. Fussy cut it.
5. Stick the butterfly on the panel with foam adhesive for dimension.
6. On a small strip of vellum, heat emboss the sentiment in black and adhere it to the panel. 
7. Stick the whole assembly on a kraft color card stock.

The second card is pretty easy and direct.

I just stamped the butterflies directly on my base card. Colored them with distress inks and finished the card with few glitter strips and sequins.

Follow the below steps to make this card-
1. Ink up the Hero Arts 'Envelope pattern' wood mount stamp with dusty concord distress ink and spray some water. (Not too much if you want to achieve those defined lines).
2. Once it is dry, take some more ink with ink blending foam and make a small semi circle on one edge of the stamped card. I wanted it to act as a back ground for my focal image.
3. Stamp the butterfly on vellum and heat emboss it in white and fussy cut it.
4.  Take a solid circle image from Hero Arts 'Circles' stamp set and stamp with dusty concord and seedless preserves distress inks.
5. Finish the card with a sentiment on a strip of vellum and finally adhere the butterfly.

Note- I made a mistake of selecting the darker colored inks for those circles. You might want to stamp in much lighter tones to make your focal image stand out.

That's it for today.

Here is the list of supplies used.

Hero Arts- Antique Engravings
Hero Arts- Circles
Hero Arts- Envelope pattern

I used Crafters Workshop Microbial stencil. You could use any stencil of your choice. I'm linking up to a similar one which is Tim Holtz Bubble stencil.

Embossing powders and pastes
Ranger - Melt Art Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
Zing white embossing powder
Ranger clear embossing powder

Distress inks, other inks and sprays
Dusty concord
Seedless Preserves
Peacock feathers
Picked Raspberry
Mowed lawn
Jet black archival ink
Versamark watermark ink
Lindy's Delphinium Turquoise

Other tools
Ink blending foam
MS Scoreboard
Fiskars paper trimmer


  1. Stunning is the word.. beauties

  2. Such pretty cards! I really liked the 1st one! You made me fall in love with the butterflies all over again! <3

  3. These are gorgeous cards, SIindu! Loved each and every one of them especially the first one. Simply awesome! :D

  4. Awesome cards Sindhu !! Loved each one of them, the techniques are so well explained Thanks !

  5. Aaahhhh....I've died and gone to butterfly heaven. These are the first one most of all

  6. Absolutely in love with the first card--- you make super stylish cards Sindhu!!

  7. Loved the first card...its a beauty !!

  8. love love love and of course like everybody else absolutely adore the first card.


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