Thursday, May 12, 2022

Pink Butterflies


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Kelly Santi our challenge hostess for the month, continues to issue the challenges.

Apparently today is National Foam Roller Day - show us your cards using any rolled technique! Paper rolling, brayers, marbles - and have fun!

It's been a long while since I have had to pull out my brayer, so it was good to be able to use it for my card I am sharing today. A few weeks ago, Jennifer McGuire shared a technique of using a cover plate to dry emboss a background and then use a brayer and white ink to apply ink to the embossed areas which then leaves the debased areas the original color, while the embossed portion of the card was a softer color.

It's probably hard to tell by the photo, but that is what I did for my card today. I used Pinkfresh Studio's Hearts and Stars Coverplate to dry emboss the pink panel. I then used my brayer to add white pigment ink over the top.

I cut down my background panel using a stitched rectangle die and then layered this onto a dark pink rectangle panel and then onto a side folding A2 Card.

Butterflies seem to be very popular this year, with a fair few companies releasing butterfly stamps, dies, hot foil plates etc. I must admit I have added a few to my stash this year, including Bibi Cameron's Butterfly Collection she designed for Spellbinders. For this card I used Spellbinders Delicate Butterflies die set to create the three butterflies that I added to the front of the card. 

I added a "thinking of you" sentiment from a stamp set from Gina K Designs.

As you can see by the photo above, I created a pop up card using Bibi Cameron's Pop-up Butterfly die set. I used dark pink cardstock to add the pop-up butterfly. I then used two of the smaller butterflies from the Delicate Butterflies die set which I attached to the wings of the pop-up one.

I used the Pinkfresh Studio's Coverplate to dry emboss another panel, I trimmed this down and then added to each side of my card.

I added flowers using dies from the Butterfly Card Creator die set to the upper right hand corner of my card.

For the sentiment I used a butterfly themed sentiment using a sentiment included in Gina K Designs' Spread Your Wings stamp set.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:


Lois said...

Beautiful butterflies, Frances. And an interesting technique as well.

Liz Williams said...

I was reacquainted with my brayer too. It had been a while. This is an interest technique I will have to try. Thanks for sharing that and your beautiful card.

Lynn McAuley said...

Such beautiful work!! I love this gorgeous card with its flowers and butterflies, Frances!

eunice said...

Oh my gosh, this card is stunning! Your beautiful card enabled me to check out all of Bibi's amazing butterfly die sets and add them to my wish list!

Karen Aicken said...

Lovely ... I love that Butterfly Pop Up set.