Friday, 5 April 2019

Birthday Butterfly

The theme this month at CAS Stencil is to use Embossing Paste. These challenges are SO good for me as they make me use techniques sometimes forgotten, sometimes new and sometimes ones which need a little refining of my technique (to put it politely).  Actually some need a lot of practice!
The first pot of embossing paste I picked out of my stash ... I couldn't open... it was totally stuck, probably due to the fact that it wasn't cleaned up properly before closing the last time I used it!
Anyway I digress!
For this card I cut a stencil out of vellum from a Memory Box die, through which I applied some Sweet Poppy Pearl White Embossing Paste. It was quite pretty as it was but I thought that a tiny sprinkle of Gold Glamour Dust over it would make it even prettier, which I think it did!
Using vellum as a stencil is great as there is no clean up involved... I just throw it away when I'm done!
I cut a berry spray from vellum which I just popped onto the paste whilst it was still wet. The butterfly, from Cutplorations was cut from white card and the top layer glued and sprinkled with the same gold  Glamour Dust. I had though that it might look a little too fussy but I liked the effect as the gold twinkle is so delicate.
I treated the sentiment in the same way but thought it looked a little tacky, so I added another layer in plain white card over the top. A tiny bit of the gold peeks out which looks really nice IRL. 
Sadly I don't remember where the sentiment die came from!

This coming week we will be having 2 of our grandchildren staying with us as it is the beginning of the Easter holidays! By mid-week all three will be here! What fun!


  1. Simply gorgeous, full of yummy texture!

  2. Gorgeous card, Chrissie! I love how you added Gold Glamour Dust to the embossing paste...such an elegant touch, and your gold butterfly is stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the CAS Stencil Challenge and for sharing your tip about using vellum for stenciling!

  3. Beautiful and elegant card Chrissie! Love the idea of useing those corner dies to make stencils. The pearl paste with the gold dust is gorgeous. And your layered butterfly found the perfect place to land. Beautiful design! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil!

  4. Gorgeous card, Chrissie!
    I'm pleased to invite you to participate in a new challenge - D for DIE CUTS

  5. Holy Moly! I just saw your card when I was linking mine... OMG! Can't believe we used the same die cut and I used silver embossing... LOVE your card BTW... Still can't get over the coincidence... Maybe I'll have to make another...

  6. I clicked on your photo Chrissie to enlarge and Wow, gorgeous gold glimmer and sparkle on you beautiful die cut corner, die cut butterfly and the gold layer peeking out from under your Happy Birthday top layer. Really elegant and stunning card, my friend. TFS and joining us at CAS Stencil Card Challenge. Hugs..Nancy

  7. Simply lovely CAS card Chrissie - very elegant and thank you for sharing with CAS Stencil challenge

  8. Gorgeous CAS card Chrissie, love that delicate butterfly and the stencilling with the gold looks amazing! Thankyou for playing along at CAS Stencil, Cathy x

  9. Beautifully done. Congratulations on being Top Pick.

  10. Congrats on Top Pick at CAS stencils had to come for a closer look at you gorgeous CAS card love the embossing and beautiful butterfly
    Carol x

  11. Congrats on your top pick for this card, it is truly special so very well deserved xx

  12. ~Many congrats on your win Chrissie... So well deserved!

  13. Congrats on your win, Chrissie. Such a beautiful card. And I love how the linen cardstock adds to the elegance of the design.


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