Monday, 3 March 2008

Silver Butterflies

I recently picked up a sheet of silver peel-off butterflies from my LSS and wanted to try them out. They are really neat! It's like having silver embossed images, but without needing to do the embossing. There were several different butterflies on the sheet, too, so you get the variety without needing a ton of different stamps (not that that's a bad thing!).

These are easy to use - just peel and stick! I needed to pick out a few small spots with my craft knife where the middles didn't stay behind, but that was easy.

I stuck the butterflies down on some naturals white cardstock and painted them with some twinkling H20's in colours that tied in with the paper I had chosen (some Bazzill textured cardstock and a geometric pattern from BasicGrey's Figgy Pudding collection). I stamped the "cherish" in white pigment ink, but I think it might have looked better embossed in silver. I didn't want to take away too much from the butterflies, so I'm still undecided on that. It's looking better now that the ink has dried a bit darker. And I've finished the card with a few drops of my new favourite colour (Stream) of acrylic Adirondack paints.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies: Stamps: Warm Words set - Stampin' Up!; Ink: Whisper White craft ink; Paper: Naturals White (SU), Bazzill cardstock, Silent Night - Figgy Pudding collection from Basic Grey; Other: Butterfly peel-offs - Mark Richards, twinkling H20's (Buttercup, Sunflower, African Jade, Teal Zircon, Meridian Blue), Adirondack acrylic dimensional paint.


  1. Wonderful card. I really like the colours and the butterflies are perfect. Joan

  2. OK - so either you have to stop posting or I have to stop looking! I love everything that you make and think I need all the stuff you have so I can make them myself! Great job, beautiful card!