Hi there stampers!  This week for TGIF Challenge #200 we have a butterfly theme.  With all the amazingly gorgeous butterfly theme stamp sets, dies, and embellishments in both the 2019 Occasions and Saleabration catalogs; this was the perfect challenge for this week.  I couldn’t resist using the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits for my card.

I started with a piece of Shimmery White cardstock and watercolored my rainbow background using the 2018 In Colors – Blueberry Bushel, Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, and Call Me Clover.  I then added some ink splatters in the same colors along with some Frost White Shimmer Paint.  I then die cut the watercolored background using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.

My card for the #tgifchallenge #200 that features a butterfly theme. I used the #butterflybeautythinlits and #heatembossed using the #2018incolorembossingpowders and watercolored a matching background using the #2018incolorinks.

I used the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits to cut out both large dies from Basic Black cardstock.  The shadow die cut I kept black but for the top later I heat embossed it using the 2018 In Color Embossing Powders.  I inked up each butterfly in the die cut one at a time with Versamark ink and then sprinkled on the embossing powder.  I heat set that butterfly before moving onto the next one.  So the key is to only ink up and emboss one butterfly at a time so that the colors don’t mix on your die cut.  To give the final die cut more dimension, I embossed both die cuts with clear embossing powder.  

My card for the #tgifchallenge #200 that features a butterfly theme. I used the #butterflybeautythinlits and #heatembossed using the #2018incolorembossingpowders and watercolored a matching background using the #2018incolorinks.

I then adhered the butterfly die cuts together and added to the watercolor panel using dimensionals.  The entire panel was adhered to a top folding A2 card base made from Basic Black cardstock.