Big Word Thanks, Distress Inks, Distress Oxides, Emboss Resist Technique, Friendship, Laurel Burch Imagine Butterflies, Stampendous, Tim Holtz

Stampendous Butterflies Resist

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One of the sets I received from Stampendous is Imagine Butterflies by Laurel Burch!  What fun designs they are!  The first thing I did to create this card was to press Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry and Carved Pumpkin distress oxide inks onto my craft mat, spritz each color with water, then press my watercolor paper through the colors till I was satisfied with the result.  I dried the panel then stamped and heat-embossed in black the various sized butterflies.  After that, I placed the handy stencil over each butterfly, blocking off the rest of the card and used a sponge dauber to dab Versamark embossing ink over it.  I took the time to heat and melt clear embossing powder on each one before moving on to the next.
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I ended up with glossy coated butterflies on a velvety oxide surface!  I then used Pumice Stone and Black Soot distress ink (not oxide this time) and sponged liberally all over the panel, including the clear-embossed butterflies.  I used a paper towel to remove the ink from the butterflies, leaving behind a darkened background with vibrantly colored images!
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I trimmed my panel down to layer over a piece of white cardstock, and then onto a black card base.  Using Stampendous’ fabulous Big Word Thanks set, I stamped and embossed in black the word “YOU” and fussy-cut it out, after unsuccessfully trying to cut it with my Brother Scan N Cut!  That was mounted onto tiny pieces of sticky foam tape to raise it up and I added the other words on a scrap of white.  Lastly, I adhered a few pretty sequins from Doodle Paper Playgrounds Sparkle Blends mix called Love Potion!  (available from White Rose Crafts).