Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Embossed Butterflies

Greetings - I am back a bit sooner this time - I have had a couple of good days in the studio and have several cards completed.

I fished in my 'experimental backgrounds' file the other day and came across this piece of chalked card that I made far too long ago to remember....

All I did was to move a straight edged of paper down the card on differing angles, rubbing on four different colours of chalk.  i 'fixed' them with hairspray.

The sentiment is from a tiny set from the Crafts Meow called Just for you, which I silver embossed.

The butterflies were cut and embossed using a cuttlebug die and folder set on a mauve/pink paper from a basic papers set - a Warehouse purchase sometime ago.  I then applied ink direct to paper to highlight the embossing and adhered them to the base with a foam dots to give some dimension.

The completed panel was adhered to the smokey blue base card, and then the pearls were placed randomly over the panel.  Quite a change for me as I am very much a straight lines/balanced sequences type of person when it comes to placing bling on cards.
P.S. - My daughter loved this card - it was my Mothers Day card for her, but i cold not say that until now.

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Blue cardstock (unknown)
Stamp: Crafts Meow Just for You
Technique: Chalked background, diecut and embossed butterflies, direct to paper inking.
Ink: Brilliance Platinum Planet
Accessories: Pearls, silver embossing.


  1. Delightful card Maxine. I really like your chalk background. Your butterflies are beautiful.

  2. Beautiful card. Love the background!

  3. what a fun card Maxine..love the butterflies and love the colorful background.

  4. Great card, and I love the techniques you used to make it....the chalked background is so soft and delicate and perfect for the butterflies, which look fabulous with the embossing and inking you added to them. Lovely work.

    Thanks for joining in with us at Sundays With Crissy. CoB

  5. Hi Maxine! Oh I'm loving this springy pretty card! Great job with your bg!!! So unique and really really pretty!

    Have a great week!

  6. What a pretty card! Those embossed butterflies are lovely! So glad you joined our Sundays with Crissy Challenge this month! Hugs, Shannah xox

  7. Love the background and that embossing is soo pure

  8. What a darling card...nice tech used! The embossing is so clean!!
    Thank you for joining us over Oozak's blog Challenge!'xo

  9. Oh how pretty, Maxine! I love the sheen and sparkle! Thanks for your thoughtfulness to me each day on my blog!

  10. Love it - got it... know I shoulda waited, but I didn't!

  11. Love the embossed butterflies which look great against your chalked background.

  12. What a delightful card!! Love that background, and the pretty butterflies and pearls. So Gorgeous!!

  13. Very pretty card! Love the rainbow pastel background! Thanks for joining us this fortnight for our Mother's Day challenge at Lia Stampz!

  14. Great card, thanks for joingin us at Crafters Companion monthly blog challenge. Louise xx

  15. I love finding things that I did ages ago that stumped me...and then making something new!
    Great background! :)


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