Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Card Concept #37 The Butterfly Effect

I wanted to try a different style of card for the my entry in the Card Concept Challenge blog #37 the butterfly effect. Clean and Layered is the style of card that I am going to try my hand at today. Definition for Clean and Layered is as follows:

  • clean lines
  • lots of layers
  • designer papers / embossing
  • embellishments / accents
  • clean and fresh looking
  • some colored images at times
  • white space

I started my card with stamping three butterflies with versamark ink on white vellum and heat embossing them in white. Then I glued on my sequins with multi medium matte. While that was drying I took three colors of ink and a strip of water color paper and blended the three colors of ink in a row. The water color strip was also coated it with pink perfect pearls then when it was dry I die cut the word believe. To glue my vellum piece to the plain white card base I turned over my vellum panel and put glue behind each of the sequins, then I adhered it to the card base.
I glued down my sentiment and added a wink of stella to the butterfly wings for a final touch.  Unfortunately it is very difficult to get the shimmer of the wings to show up in the pictures.
Hopefully I achieved the look of clean and layer that I was going for with this card today. I was inspired by the butterflies, the white lines of the icing, and some of the colors. Please leave me some feed back if you would, it would mean a great deal to me if you would. 

Recollections 110 lbs white card stock
Recollections white vellum
Lawn Fawn' s Flutter By Stamp set
Hero Arts white embossing powder
Zig clear wink of Stella
Pretty Pink Posh peony color 6mm sequins
Simon Says Stamp moonshine mix
Artist loft 140lbs water color paper
Wplus 9's Sweet gelato, Miami spice, and Bloomsberry dye ink
Tim Holtz's Holiday words script die


  1. Tess, your butterflies are so pretty in white on white, and the pops of color the sequins bring are soft and lovely. Wonderful entry to the challenge.

  2. Pretty! I love the delicate looking butterflies!

  3. Love your Clean and Layered card! The white butterflies are gorgeous on the white background and I love the die cut sentiment- just stunning!! Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept :-)

  4. This is beautiful! I love the butterflies, and the sentiment. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!