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Banner Butterfly – Thanks


  • Dies –
    • Memory Box “Moonlight Butterfly” and “Kaleidoscope Butterfly”
    • Avery Elle – “Dotted Elle-ments”
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities – “Lacey Circles”
  • Stamp (thanks) – Lawn Fawn “Blue Skies”
  • Patterned papers – Bella Blvd. “Color Chaos” collection
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Faber Castell Gelatos

Here is a colorful card for the day! I created this card for Operation Write Home and I was inspired by the current OWH Mid-month Challenge: Banners. Most of the banners for this card were made from the Avery Elle “Elle-ments” set. I mixed some Gelatos on white cardstock to match some of the colors in the pretty Bella Blvd papers. I spritzed the colors with water to create my own brightly colored paper that I die cut for the background butterfly. I placed the detailed, matching butterfly die cut on top to provide some definition of the wings. Both die cuts are securely adhered beneath the butterfly body so the wings float up a bit,  to give the impression that the bug might fly off the paper! Thanks for stopping by.

Metallic Butterfly


  • Stamp – Indigo Blu “Ink Splat Butterfly”
  • Die – Poppystamps “Lovely Tendril”
  • IndigoBlu Mega Flake gilding flakes “Morris Dance” and FlitterGlu
  • Patterned paper – SEI “Mirelle: Goblet”
  • Metallic cardstock – DCWV Metallic Gold
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This was my first card made with the IndigoBlu gilding flakes. The May Mixed Media Card Challenge is to create a card with wings and an optional element of foil. The Friday Mashup Challenge #210 going on this week is to create a project with butterflies. This mix of gilding flakes is so pretty with multiple metallic colors mixed in with gold and copper. I stamped the image with FlitterGlu, which is super sticky and then burnished on the gilding flakes. It is sort of magical when you get through. I added the small die cut with another metallic texture for a little more visual interest. Here is a closer look:



Thanks for stopping by today.

Art Journal Page: Mixed Media Mojo – Red + Wings


  • Stamp – Stampington “Scripted Butterfly”
  • Mask – Ranger – Dina Wakley Media “Insects”
  • Acrylic Paints – Ranger Dina Wakley Acrylic Paints
  • Stencils – Memory Box “Flourish” and Ranger Dylusions “Dotted Flowers”
  • Pan Pastels

I made this page following a class with Dina Wakley, who is such an inspiration! Layers were made with acrylic paints, Pan Pastels, ink and Gesso. It fits the February challenge at Mixed Media Mojo, where the challenge is to use the theme: Red and a twist: Wings.

Dots For You


  • Stamps – Simon Says Stamp – “Tag Sayings”
  • Dies –
    • Simon Says Stamp  “Medium Tags” and “Stitched Rectangles”
    • Memory Box “Moonlight Butterfly” and “Amira Flourish”
  • Vellum – Doodlebug Designs “Sprinkles Vellum” Lily White
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents
  • Brads – Lasting Impressions
  • Faber-Castell Gelatos

I was challenged to make a project with dots for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group challenge this week. I used vellum with white polka dots for the background. I was able to repeat the white dot with the white brads that attached the vellum and the tag. This card’s focal point consisted of four diecuts layered together. I colored some white cardstock with Gelatos prior to die-cutting the butterfly. Thanks for visiting.

Butterfly with Perfect Pearls Background




  • Stamp – Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous “Reverse Damask”
  • Dies – Memory Box “Swirl Butterfly”, Elizabeth Craft Designs “Best Wishes” and Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
  • Ranger Perfect Pearls – Plum, Perfect Gold, Kiwi, and Rust
  • Embossing Powder – Stampendous – Opaque Gold
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

I was inspired by a lesson in the Online Card Classes Stretch Your Stamps 2 class to play with a background stamp and Perfect Pearls. I stamped the lovely background image with Perfect Medium and then applied Perfect Pearls to make an elegant sheen on the dark brown cardstock. I covered the die cut butterfly with gold embossing powder and heat set it. I wanted to repeat a little of the gold used in the background to tie the butterfly focal point to the background. For the sentiment, I used the die cut words, adhered them to a fishtail-cut flag, and covered it all with Glossy Accents to bring on a little more shine. Thanks for visiting.

Butterflies with Dimensional Stenciled Background


  • Stencil – Memory Box “Cressida”
  • Die Cuts – made from Memory Box dies: Darla Butterfly, Vivienne Butterfly, Moonlight Butterfly, Kaleidoscope Butterfly, Valerian Flourish
  • Bling – KaiserCraft and Mark Richards
  • Sentiment – Stamp by My Favorite Things “Pretty Poppies” set and die cut from Spellbinders Nestabilities from the Blossom Tag and Accents set
  • Golden Modeling Paste
  • Ranger Alcohol Ink – Sail Boat Blue
  • Faber Castell Gelatos
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This was a fun card with lots of different media at work. I started out making the background with inspiration from the latest Online Card Classes class: Stenciled. I mixed a few drops of alcohol ink with some modeling paste to make a nice light blue. I then smeared it through my new (gorgeous) stencil from Memory Box. For the butterflies, I scribbled some Gelatos in blue and green on some watercolor paper and spritzed the color with some water to blend the colors together. Once the Gelatos had dried, I die cut the butterflies and the accompanying detailed butterflies from solid cardstock and glued them together. I added the flourish die cuts to the background and then placed the butterflies and the sentiment on top and applied rhinestones to the flourishes and heads of the butterflies. Lots of texture on this card! Thanks for visiting.


Creative Chemistry 102 Day 4 – Alcohol Ink Monoprint #1


  • Stamp – Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection – “Papillon”
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks – Wild Plum, Lettuce, Denim, and Silver Mixative
  • Inkssentials Craft Tag

I created this tag using the Alcohol Ink Monoprint technique in the Online Card Classes Creative Chemistry 102 class, taught by Tim Holtz. The background has some nice sheen to it from the silver mixative, so when you turn it into the light you can see the colors merge and shine. Such a fun class! Thanks for stopping by.


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