Thursday, April 21, 2016


Confession time: this card is a total CASE of one by Darlene Devries. Granted, I used different stamps and changed the design somewhat, but the background idea is completely hers. What attracted me to hers was how the background pattern showed through the focal image.

I began by cutting a piece of Strathmore Smooth Bristol paper to 4x5.25". I stamped the background with the "Delightfully Delicate Background" stamp by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, using Ranger Archival Watering Can ink. Because this stamp is just under 4" square, I had to shift my bristol panel around to get the design all over. The stamp is designed to be able to do this, however so, especially with my MISTI stamping tool, it wasn't too too hard.

Once the background was done, I stamped one of the images from Hero Arts' "Butterfly & Flower" set in the middle of the panel, using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I heat embossed it with Recollections Clear Detail embossing powder, and colored it in with Zig Clean Color pens.

For the greeting, I used one from the "Happy Messages" set by Stampendous. I stamped it onto a piece of black cardstock in Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with Ranger Super Fine Detail White embossing powder. I cut that into a narrow banner, and adhered it below the butterfly.

I rounded all 4 corners of my panel & white A2 card base with my 1/2" Corner Chomper. After inking the edges of my panel with Black Soot Distress ink, just to provide some definition, I adhered it to my card base.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

a2z Scrapbooking's April Challenge: "Watercolor"
Live Love Cards April Challenge: "Butterflies"

I'm also entering this card in the Virginia's View Link-Up Party challenge.


  1. It's beautiful, love the effects on the butterfly!! Thanks for playing with us at a2z!

  2. I really like the effect of the design showing through the butterfly image. So pretty Andrea!

  3. Beautiful. I love the bright butterfly on the subdued background. Great focus element.

    So glad you joined us at a2z Scrapbooking.

  4. So beautiful! Love the background too! Thanks for joining the fun at a2z!

  5. Andrea, I love your take on the card!! Absolutely beautiful. :)

  6. Lovely use of this technique!

  7. Gorgeous Andrea! love the way the BG stamp is reflected thru the Butterfly. Love it! Thank you for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking Supplies Challenge this month and Good Luck. We hope you join us again.

    Amy- DT
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  8. love this, andrea! glad you entered it at a2z too!

  9. Gorgeous card, love the background and your butterfly. Thanks for joining a2z.

  10. So pretty Andrea. Thanks for joining us at A2z this month

  11. Sorry, I'm going backwards, newest to older. I love this card too! :)


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