Best of Butterflies—Faux Stained Glass


Butterflies stained glass - two cool

If you could see me right now, you'd see me jumping up and down with excitement about these two cool cards!  It's the second card in my Best of Butterflies Kit for my club members and I love, love, love it!

Butterflies stained glass - celebrate 
Butterflies stained glass - celebrate minis

I selected the background papers come from Patio Party, because I thought that cute, mini butterflies pattern would be perfect.  They are layered on a matching Summer Starfruit card base.

I cut a Labels Collection Framelit die-cut from Whisper White to layer on top of the background and stamped a Perfectly Penned sentiment on it in StazOn Black ink.

The monarch butterfly image from Best of Butterflies is so beautiful and begging to be colored!

Butterflies stained glass - celebrate 2

Faux Stained Glass—Rather than stamping on regular card stock, I heat embossed the image onto Vellum card stock.  Using markers that coordinated with the paper—Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals and Baja Breeze—I colored on the back of the image.  The colors show through the vellum creating a soft, stained glass effect!  Sweet! 

The butterfly was hand-cut and adhered in the center with a Glue Dot, so the wings could be free and bent upward.  Just look at that beauty! 

Butterflies stained glass - friend

The horizontal version uses the same paper, but I chose the flip-side of the butterflies print.  The sentiment is from Feel Goods and I embossed it to match the butterfly this time.

Butterflies stained glass - friend 3

Here's an up-close of the second butterfly, which I colored a little differently. 

Thanks so much to Rita Berning who inspired me to try the Faux Stained Glass technique with her card from last week's Sunday Showcase!  Too Cool!

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