Sunday, August 23, 2009

Embossed butterfly

Thank you for so many inquiries on these butterflys....they are from Gina K's "Take Flight" set and I didnt realize how much I used them!! I have a page of them stamped with Memento black, ready to be colored. I use all different mediums to color them- this one is done with SU markers. I didnt want the deep colors from Copics on this particular card. I sometimes go to the internet and literally lookup pictures of butterflys so I can get the colors spread as realistic as possible.

But no matter how I do them - they all get clear embossed and paper pieced onto card. Love that look! It's easiest for me to stamp the butterfly on the card, especially the head and antennaes. Then when I cut out the butterfly, I dont have to cut those out also..but just line them up with the stamp. Hope this was clear to those who asked :))

Stamp sets: Gina K's Take Flight, unknown sentiment stamp
Paper: Gina K's Green Apple, SU's - cream confetti, black, and dp
Embellishments: black SU grosgrain
Technique: Matting, cuttlebug, sponging, paper piercing, clear embossing

Have a blessed day
(this is an automatic post so I hope it really did post, will find out when I check Mon am :))


Anonymous said...

This is a beauty! Great tips on cutting out the butterfly---

Patti said...

Another gorgeous card Linda! Your butterflies are beautiful trade mark of yours!

Sew-Ink said...

Fabulous card! Love the butterfly!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Linda,
Another gorgeous butterfly. I can see why you like them so much - they're beautiful and you really get the detailed colouring so perfect.
They look as though they will fly away at any moment.
Lord Bless,
Fiona x

Vicki said...

Linda, this is strikingly beautiful! Thanks for the tips too! Blessings to you!

Jennie said...

This is just lovely Linda, the way you color the butterflies is beautiful. Nice card and love the embossed dp!

TannyP said...

Linda - this is a stunner! I can't believe it's not real =) Love the elegance of this card. Great work!

Michelle Forrest said...

Absolutely stunning!

Jackie said...

Hi Linda!
I LOVE this's truly beautiful! tfs!!!

Cindy said...

I absolutely love the butterfly cards!! The purple and lbue one is my favorite!!
I just love the header that you created too!!
You are quite talented!!!

craftieodamae said...

this is absolutely gorgeous! You have out done yourself!!!

Paige said...

Beautiful butterfly Linda and I love how you did the background!

Vicki said...

Hi Linda! Be sure to check my blog for an award in your name! Congratulations! Blessings to you!

Sande said...


Gorgeous. I love this butterfly stamp. Very pretty coloring.

redwasher1 said...

Linda this is Stunning! You have mastered the art of coloring those butterflies!!


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