Hello crafty friends! Amy from Stamp-n-Paradise here with some inspiration using one of the new Flora & Fauna stamp sets, Butterfly Jar Set. I have 2 cards to share both using different techniques!
First, I wanted to show off these beautiful butterflies by white heat embossing the largest butterfly onto some vellum. I trimmed the vellum panel and layered over a piece of striped pattern paper. The vellum softens the pattern paper and really makes the butterflies stand out! For a sentiment, I white heat embossed 'just because' onto thin strips of black cardstock and adhered over the centers of the butterflies with foam adhesive.
My second card uses a more involved technique. I've stamped many of the smaller butterflies across an entire watercolor panel with versamark and then white heat embossed. I love emboss resist and it's a great technique with watercolor! I've used Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, and Broken China. These colors were brushed across the panel in strips with a wide brush. After the panel was dry, I again layered some vellum to soften. The vellum was pre-stamped in black Staz-On with 'go flourish' from Butterfly Jar Set. One single butterfly was stamped onto colored cardstock and trimmed out. One strip of black cardstock was added below the sentiment and the butterfly was adhered to the right. The entire panel was adhered but only in the center so I could pull up the edges for a fun look. To finish, I added a few drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops.
I have some butterfly stamps that would work well with this design. Thanks for the inspiration!