Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Butterflies, butterflies...

Card: basic black, whisper white
Ink: basic black
Stamp: cottage garden
Embossing folders: vintage wallpaper, textured impressions (summer mini), beautiful wings embosslit
Other: top note die cut,big shot, rhinestones

This was my entry for the current JAI challenge - a colour combo challenge of black and white. It was a fairly simple challenge, but I used lots of texture here, and used a technique that the lovely Paula taught at a class last weekend - inlaid embossing. Loving it!

I embossed the first layer with the vintage wallpaper embossing folder, and ran my basic black ink pad over it to highlight the texture - pretty cool! Then I layered black and white top notes (I trimmed the white top note so the black die cut could show through). On the wite top note, I stamped the sentiment and adhered the small black butterflies, then embossed the whole top note to create the inlaid embossing. The big butterfly was dimensionalised and the rhinestones were added for some bling.

I don't usually use black as the base for a card (you have to use a white gel pen or something similar to write in it!) but I love how this turned out.


  1. wow your sure put your big shot to work love the mix of embossing folders and dies, always a fan of the beautiful wings emboslit

  2. Anna I love your crad- love the inked embossing and great composition x

  3. Love your card Anna. Well done on putting your newly learned techniques to work.

  4. No surprises that this is so gorgeous - you are a fab student!! Love the inked embossed background too Anna. Beautiful!

  5. Great card, Anna! Love the new techniques!


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