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Thursday, 29 March 2012

Vintage Butterfly Trio

I just can't seem to stop playing with these gorgeous butterflies from Rubbernecker stamps!   I stamped them in Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black and clear embossed them on Cream Classic Crest.  I colored them using a Fantastix coloring tool, with Cocoa ink and then Chocolate Chip ink, making sure I didn't completely cover up the Cocoa with the Chocolate.  I cut them out and sprayed them with some homemade Shimmer Mist, actually all the Cream layers are sprayed with the shimmer mist.   It's to bad  my camera doesn't pick up the shimmer.  I used SCS layout 377. Love this sketch!!   I sponged all the cream edges with the Cocoa and Chocolate ink and embossed them with an old Cuttlebug folder called Birds and Swirls
 I had ordered a Becca's Bow Maker for one of the prizes  for the Pampered Crafter's Sorority Retreat  (Only one spot left available),   and ordered one for my craft room too. This is the first double bow made with it.    Finished it off with some Kaiser Pearls.

And of course there has to be a surprise butterfly inside the card too!  I will be back later  with a matching project!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!


Accessories~ Fantastix Coloring Tool, Kaiser pearls, Becca's Bow Maker, Really Reasonable Black Satin Ribbon, Birds and Swirls Embossing Folder, Clear Embossing Powder, Sponge, Spellbinders-Lacey Ovals and Ovals, Tsukinenko Frost paint, Rubbing alcohol, Mini Mister.
Paper~Classic Crest and SU
Ink~ SU Chocolate, Cocoa
Stamps~ All by Rubbernecker....


  1. wow gorgeous card ellen.

    greetings karin

  2. Oh my gosh, Ellen.... this is a beauty!! I love the colors, dimension and those butterflies are gorgeous. Great bow and such an elegant card.

  3. the colors on this are fantastic - love the monotone look of this card! BTW - found this on pinterest!!!

  4. I just saw this card on Pinterest and had to get a closer look. It's really gorgeous!

  5. Восхитительное винтажное трио!


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