March Wow Project—Embossed Vellum Butterflies

My Wow Techniques Class is tonight and this is the final project we'll be creating featuring embossed vellum butterflies. 

Butterflies vellum - two cool

In keeping with my butterfly theme for the month, I created these Two Cool cards using the Beautiful Butterflies Die to create a stunning, layered accent.

In Color Reminder:
I've been trying to do a lot of creating with my favorite colors from
the 2011-2013 In Colors because they'll be GONE in less than 3 months!  Can you believe it? 
I'm starting to get a little panicked because I love purples and I'm not
ready to give up my Wisteria Wonder! 

Be sure to get all of your
favorite In Colors before they are gone with the new Annual Catalog
release on June 1, 2013.

Butterflies vellum - happy5

Card Base: I trimmed a piece of 5-1/2" x 2-3/4" Melon Mambo with a Whisper White decorative border die-cut with the Finishing Touches Edgelits before adhering it to the Wisteria Wonder card stock base.

Butterflies vellum - happy 2

Butterfly Embellishment: Wow!  This butterfly embellishment is amazing in person!  I die-cut Wisteria Wonder card stock and Vellum Card stock layers in the two middle sizes on the Beautiful Butterflies Die.  

I stamped You Are Loved flowers in VersaMark Ink on the larger vellum butterfly, then heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.  The smaller vellum butterfly is stamped and embossed with the flourish from Creative Elements.  TIP: You'll definitely need some tweezers to hold the vellum in place while heating. 

I punched a 1/8" hole in the center of the two smaller butterfly layers and added the Designer Build-A-Brad.  The center of the brad is stamped with an Melon Mambo Itty Bitty Bits flower and punched with the Itty Bitty Punch Pack Circle Punch to perfectly fit under the Build-a-Brad self-adhesive bubble-cover.

Lots of Dimensionals are used to give the butterfly a fantastic 3D look! 

Butterflies vellum - happy 

Labels Collection Fancy Fan Panel: The second version features a textured panel behind the butterfly.  I cut the strip of Wisteria Wonder to be about 2-1/2" wide, then die-cut the top and bottom with a Labels Collection Framelit.  It's textured with the Fancy Fan Texture Impressions Folder.

Butterflies vellum - bloomin 3

Embossed Sentiment: I used the sentiments from the Sale-A-Bration Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set.  If you look closely, you'll see that (once again) I forgot to use my Embossing Buddy to eliminate the static and fingertip oils from my card.  There are lots of little flecks…why don't I ever remember to do this?!  It looks so much crisper and cleaner with this quick, extra step! 

The scalloped edges are from the Adorning Accents Edgelits. 

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