Sunday, 24 June 2012

A Mixed Bunch Embossed Butterfly

Everyone loves butterflies, right? So I'm sure you're going  to love the versatility of creating stunning flowers and butterflies from this one stamp set by Stampin' Up!®

The stamp set is called MIXED BUNCH and you can find it in Autumn/Winter Mini. It coordinates with the BLOSSOM PUNCH on the same page, making cutting the shape super easy and super quick. 

There are so many techniques that can be used with this set, and today I'm showing the results of the techniques of HEAT EMBOSSING  and DRY EMBOSSING with you. 

Here is my card.

So where is the flower? It is the butterfly with two petals cut away! Isn't that great?
We were shown this great tip at the Stampin' Up! Convention this year. 

The products used in this card are all from Stampin' Up!
Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Pink Pirouette card stock
Square Lattice and Finial Press Embossing folders
Just Believe and Mixed Bunch stamp sets
Blossom Punch
Framelits - Labels Collection
White Bakers Twine
Crumb Cake Seam Binding
Versa Mark and White Embossing Powder
Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Pretty in Pink Classic Inks

You can see in the first detail how the stunning yet subtle the White Embossing powder is on the Pink Pirouette card. I have curved the wings of the butterfly slightly using a bone folder. 
The floral image from the Just Believe stamp set was first stamped in Pretty in Pinnk, then Crumb Cake, and the base was sponged with Crumb Cake ink to add an ethereal feeling to the stamped image. 

I created the narrow framelits frame by cutting 2 white Labels shapes the same size as the pink one, then cutting them diagonally across each frame into 4 pieces. If you look carefully you can see the join just above the Right wing of the butterfly.

The Finial Press embossing folder was pre-inked with Pink Pirouette ink before going through the Big Shot. I love this effect and am using it quite often in lots of my cards.

The final photo shows the 3-D effect easily obtained by shaping the butterfly with a Bone Folder and scrunching the seam binding onto a strip of Sticky Strip Adhesive.

Until Next Time,

Stay Crafty and Stay Happy!


  1. Wow Ann, I love it! Fi and I will be back at a class soon, and I am gonna want this stamp and Punch!!!!

    Thanks as always for the inspiration.

    1. I'm looking forward to catching up with you girls again, and I'm glad you like the card. I can just imagine what you will do with these products Elle. Can't wait to get inspiration back!


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