Monday, May 29, 2023

Beautiful Butterflies

Spellbinders | Stylish Ovals Collection

Hi everyone!

Today I have a couple of amazing textured cards to share with you!  The background for these cards is the gorgeous “Beautiful Butterflies 3D Embossing Folder” from the recent Spellbinders “Stylish Ovals” collection.  I just love how a little ink blending made the butterflies and flowers on these backgrounds pop!  I also got a chance (finally) to play with the Wax Seals collection that was released a while ago.  

Both cards were made the same – just different sizes and a different wax seal.  To make them:

1.	Ink-blend a card panel in gradient shades of your chosen color.  I used blues (see 
        supply list for exact inks).  I used a pale blue piece of cardstock as my base and left 
        some non-blended areas in the center of the card to create depth.
2.	Emboss your panel using the Beautiful Butterflies 3D Embossing Folder.
3.	Die cut your flowers and leaves from white cardstock.
4.	Ink-blend them using colors of your choice.  Tip:  I like to put the dies back into the 
        cardstock I cut them from and use post-it tape on the back side to hold them while 
        ink-blending. I can do one die cut at a time and not worry about accidently getting ink 
        on the other die cuts.  You could also ink-blend a panel before die cutting, but I like to 
        make sure I have some shadows and light areas so I ink-blended after cutting.
5.	Assemble your flowers and leaves and arrange them how you want them on your 
        embossed panel.  Glue them in place with liquid glue.
6.	Die cut your sentiment several times out of white cardstock and adhere them 
        together with liquid glue.
7.	Make your wax seal on the silicone mat included in the kit and adhere it to your card 
        panel with liquid glue.  Note:  If you are experienced with wax seals, you could do 
        this directly on your card front.  Since this was my first time using them, I opted for 
        the safer route of making them separately and then gluing them on.
8.	Adhere your sentiment to your card panel.
9.	Adhere your panel to a card base.
10.	Add a few gems for some shine!

I had so much fun making these cards and I hope they inspire you to make something beautiful!

Have a wonderfully creative day!



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I love to make cards and enjoy trying out new techniques and products. My artistic “style” differs almost daily – it just depends on what I’m making, the look I’m going for, who the intended recipient is, and, well, sometimes just the mood I’m in.