Monday, September 21, 2015

Brusho, Color Burst and Deep Impressions Butterfly Card


This is one of those cards that looks so much better IRL than it photographs. The background was created with  Brusho and Color Burst powders sprinkled on watercolor paper and spritzed with iridescent gold Shimmer Mist spray. After it was somewhat dry, I embossed with a beautiful WeR Memory Keepers embossing folder. The background has wonderful embossed texture and the debossed lines are gold from the Shimmer Mist spray.  I wanted to use Stampendous' beautiful butterfly die and stamp with their Deep Impressions technique on this card. There are three sizes of butterfly dies and stamps in this Stampendous set, and it was kind of like the three bears story- the largest was too big, the other two were too small. Then I saw a brilliant card on Pinterest that featured just half of a large butterfly, and decided to try that. I die cut the largest butterfly die out of chipboard and cut it in half. I layered many layers of beautiful embossing powders on both halves and stamped with the butterfly stamp while it was still molten. I was only going to use one half, but decided I liked the dimension of one layered on top of the other. Here is a close up look of the gorgeous butterfly:

I die cut the Live Love Laugh from Cherry Lynn out of a black embossed paper and added some gold glitter paste from BoBunny lightly with my finger. Here is how that looks close up:


Love the sparkle! I am entering this card in the Die Crazy challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and the Paper Artsy Pigment Powders Challenge. 

4 comments:

Maxine D said...

Karen this is one marvelous card - love the background and the butterfly is amazing - you are inspiring me to try that deep stamping technique!!
Blessings
Maxine

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful card design. Love the background which showcases the butterfly so well.

craftytrog said...

Wow at that background Karen, and the butterfly is gorgeous!
Alison x

jenn shurkus said...

oh WOW that butterfly is amazing!!! awesome :) thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!