Beautiful Butterflies

Spellbinders | Stylish Ovals Collection

Hi everyone!

Today I have a couple of amazing textured cards to share with you! The background for these cards is the gorgeous “Beautiful Butterflies 3D Embossing Folder” from the recent Spellbinders “Stylish Ovals” collection. I just love how a little ink blending made the butterflies and flowers on these backgrounds pop! I also got a chance (finally) to play with the Wax Seals collection that was released a while ago.

Both cards were made the same – just different sizes and a different wax seal. To make them:

  1. 1.Ink-blend a card panel in gradient shades of your chosen color. I used blues (see supply list for exact inks). I used a pale blue piece of cardstock as my base and left some non-blended areas in the center of the card to create depth.
  2. Emboss your panel using the Beautiful Butterflies 3D Embossing Folder.
  3. Die cut your flowers and leaves from white cardstock.
  4. Ink-blend them using colors of your choice. Tip: I like to put the dies back into the cardstock I cut them from and use post-it tape on the back side to hold them while ink-blending. I can do one die cut at a time and not worry about accidently getting ink on the other die cuts. You could also ink-blend a panel before die cutting, but I like to make sure I have some shadows and light areas so I ink-blended after cutting.
  5. Assemble your flowers and leaves and arrange them how you want them on your embossed panel. Glue them in place with liquid glue.
  6. Die cut your sentiment several times out of white cardstock and adhere them together with liquid glue.
  7. Make your wax seal on the silicone mat included in the kit and adhere it to your card panel with liquid glue. Note: If you are experienced with wax seals, you could do this directly on your card front. Since this was my first time using them, I opted for the safer route of making them separately and then gluing them on.
  8. Adhere your sentiment to your card panel.
  9. Adhere your panel to a card base.
  10. Add a few gems for some shine!

I had so much fun making these cards and I hope they inspire you to make something beautiful!

Have a wonderfully creative day!



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I fell in love with card-making many years ago and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. I love trying out new techniques and finding the perfect color combination for whatever I’m creating.

By nature, I am an uber-organizer and a steadfast planner, but as you’ll see, my creations are much more fluid. And while I love color theory, the concept of lights and shadows, and the importance of depth and perspective – these are not things I worry about when it comes to my creations.

I simply find joy in creating and delight in sharing.

I hope that by sharing my cards and other art with you here on my blog I can inspire you to create something you love!


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