Thursday, 8 June 2017

Golden Butterflies

Hello and welcome to my blog  :)  I'm sharing one of my recent tv samples for Chocolate Baroque with you today, featuring the beautiful Butterfly stamps and stencils.  I have used the Butterfly Blush, Patchwork Butterfly and Just Butterflies sets; Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Crushed Olive, gold embossing powder, gold marker pen, acetate.

I blended the DIs onto white card and dried it with a heat gun.  I then stamped  some swirls around the edges in the same DIs.

Using the stencil I faux bleached some small butterflies.  I then blended DI around the edges of the panel.  

I  inked up several of the silhouette butterflies with three colours of DIs and stamped them onto white card, then stamped the corresponding line images onto acetate and embossed them in gold.  

I cut out the silhouette butterflies and edged them with DI, then I cut out the acetate butterflies.

I used the gold pen to edge the panel then matted it onto gold card.  I used the stencil to ink some small butterflies in the corners of a white base card and blended ink around the edges.  I stamped a sentiment at the bottom of the card then I attached the butterflies after shaping them. 

I attached the acetate butterflies to the silhouette butterflies using glue along the bodies.  

This card is definitely one of my favourite samples using these lovely stamps and stencils. The acetate overlays give the butterflies a bit of movement whilst allowing the colours to show through.   This design would be suitable for a lot of occasions and for all ages.
Thank you very much for popping by today, I hope you've enjoyed this post - feel free to leave a comment as I love reading your feedback - and I hope you'll visit again soon  :)  


  1. Gorgeous card Penny, the acetate layering is brilliant :) xxx

    1. Hi Alison, thank you so much for your lovely comment and thank you for visiting my blog :) xxx

  2. OH Penny this is amazingly beautiful work, I love the shades of green used and the buterfies are stunning, fabulous colour blending too. I never think to use acetate, must give it a try, Kate x

    1. Hi Kate, thank you very much for your lovely comments :) I love using acetate, it's so versatile. Yes have a go with it! I sometimes heat emboss on the front, then use glitter and clear drying glue on the back, or uses alcohol pens to colour it xxx

  3. I love the use of mainly one colour style-it is so effective and brilliant! I will have to try this

  4. Hi Birgit, thank you hun :) I also love to create choosing one colour and playing with tones and shades sometimes, you can get such beautiful effects xx