Thursday, July 12, 2012

Summer is the theme this week at Inspired Stamps.  To me, butterflies say summer with all their glorious colors and beauty.   So, I chose to use the beautiful Butterflies and Blooms Stamp Set.
I had a lot of fun trying to get the butterfly just right and this is actually about try #10-LOL! I stamped the butterfly first in Brilliance Graphite Black and then sprinkled with silver embossing powder.  After melting the powder, I colored the still white areas with 3 shades of pink with Copic markers. Then, I used a glue pen to go over the pink areas, sprinkled iridescent glitter over that.  The photo does not do the sparkle and shine justice but I think you can get the idea!

I wanted the wings to curl and the heat helped that but then needed a shadow underneath so I just stamped another butterfly and colored it but did not emboss or glitter it.  I glued it flat to the card and then glued just the center of the top butterfly.  The appropriate sentiment is also from the Butterflies and Blooms Set. Be sure to check out the fabulous projects at the Inspired Stamps Blog.

other supplies: CTMH and stash


  1. Hi Belinda,
    What a pretty color palette you chose! LOVELY!

  2. Love your shimmery butterfly. Hope you are keeping cool.