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Thursday, April 28, 2016

A Butterfly Hello

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. I want to show you a card I made today using some metals and background stamps.

The butterfly was made by heating copper mesh with a heat gun to give it various colors. I then adhered a gold outline butterfly sticker to the copper mesh and fussy cut it. The "hello" is a metal charm that I colored with a teal Sharpie marker. I used Distress ink to dye my ribbon to match.

I made the background by using two Impression Obsession Cover A Card stamps -- Butterflies CC061 and Textural Dots CC016. I stamped these on some light patterned paper. Here is a close up to see the background better.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!

Challenges entered:

Impression Obsession:  Happy Hellos
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Things With Wings
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Show Us Your Metal
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown:  Anything Goes


  1. How how pretty, April! Wonderful combination of techniques. Hope your weekend is happy and special! Hugs, de

  2. Stunning technique and butterfly. Thank you for sharing your beautiful project with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon and can't wait to see your next beautiful card or project with us soon. Nancy Hill, Really Reasonable Design Team Member

  3. Love it April! Especially the background, very subtle and so, so pretty! Awesome butterfly too.

  4. That butterfly is so pretty. I can't believe that is a sticker! You did a great job with that. The background also is so interesting, I really like that you put the two stamps together.

  5. Oh my goodness, your butterfly is a showstopper, April! What a special card - thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  6. Oh my goodness that is just gorgeous, the combo of the copper and the sticker is awesome!!

  7. beautiful card April...your butterfly is stunning...thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

  8. WOW, THE butterfly is outstanding April! I love it so so much!
    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp! Monday Challange!
    xx Zoey

  9. Love your beautiful embossing and background. This is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  10. What a beautiful card and fantastic butterfly! Love that you heated the copper mesh.

  11. Beautiful card! THanks so much for playing in our challenge.

  12. This is stunning, April.This is fabulous. Thanks for sharing it in our Things With Wings challenge. I really hope that you will join us for our new challenge starting this week. We really enjoy having you play along.
    Really Reasonable Ribbon DT

  13. wow! that butterfly is gorgeous!

    Thank you for joining our 'Things with Wings plus ribbon or trim' challenge at the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog! :)

  14. Wonderful bg! Awesome technique with the butterfly and the copper mesh. Thanks for playing in the Impression Obsession Challenge!

  15. This is absolutely striking!

  16. I love that wonderful copper butterfly April! The multi-coloured mesh looks wonderful and it was such a great idea to add a gold sticker on top. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

  17. What an excellent butterfly and I am amazed by your technique to create it (congrats on the Simon spotlight)!

  18. Gorgeous design - that butterfly - WOW!!! Biggest congrats on your SSS spotlight!


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