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.
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.
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.