Gold Embossed Vellum Butterflies


This week I was playing around with the new 3 step butterflies, called Watercolor Wings (page 75 of new SU annual catalog)  I used just the one stamp you see top right in the photo below on the vellum card stock then cut out with the coordinating framelits (page 172)

watercolor wings

I crack up at how we all say “I already have butterfly stamps” and then we buy another one!  Must be like owning 3 pairs of black shoes that all do the same thing, just a little bit different for the perfect outfit.

I used the new Metallic Thread for his ‘antlers’ (page 159).  I thought it would be heavier but it’s like a fine hair, super strong but very light.


There is a new embossing folder called Elegant Dots. (page 174, 6th one over)  It’s classy and has a tight pattern that balances the large butterfly.  I used the new heavy Whisper white card and it’s really nice!  We really really needed a heavy white stock for white cards. (see page 149)


I used the new Expressions Natural Elements, which are wood veneer words (see page 160)

They come natural but I versamarked them and added gold embossing powder.  The first word I snapped in half as I pressed it into my versamark pad…don’t do that:)  Instead use a sponge dauber or tap the ink pad on top of the words, then powder and heat!


Since I’m using it as a wedding card, I added an embossed greeting inside to make it more special. See the new framelits?  They are called Lots of Labels on page 173.  I used a larger one on the front of the card to put all the elements on.


New also this year are gold/silver foil doilies!

Shiny and bright, sturdy and both colors come in one pack with different sizes in the package. (page 148 at bottom)



weekly Deals graphic

Great deal on the Pansy Punch if you don’t own it yet!  And the satin ribbon I used on the card above it on sale, that’s convenient!

Thanks for taking time to stop by!

Best of 25 Years Stamp Set: April

best of april 2013 set

Ok, I LIKE this one a lot!

See the never-seen-before image in the top right corner?  That fits our current butterfly punch.  The other butterflies are all from sets over the years.  You get serious points if you can name them all LOL   Some are resized so they are even better, like the top left corner which could be Stipple Butterfly.  It was much larger at one time.  The middle left was from a Hope set for Breast cancer.  The middle right coordinates with our old butterfly punch that retired.  Great set, Stampin’ Up!

Comes in clear mount only.  If you’d like to own it, order it by March 31st, 2014 (one year from yesterday)

Item number 133345  Best of Butterflies  for $14.95

Remember that if you are buying these sets, they have a ‘proof of purchase’ sticker and collector’s card in the box.  Keep those because once you have 6 adhered to your collector’s card, you can redeem them for a FREE stamp set of your choice, valued up to 14.95!  Redeem that by April 30th, 2014.

You can download the official flyer here.

I’ve been doing more math than stamping over the last week with my taxes.  I’m ready to get my fingers in some ink!