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Butterflies Galore & First Video Tutorial

It’s Sunday and you know what that means for this week … Fashionable Stamping has a new challenge for you and this time we would like to see all those …

Butterflies Or Bugs. I decided on butterflies because they are so delicate and pretty … not that bugs aren’t but the word bugs just puts me off … what a wimp I am!!!!

For my DT card I first painted a chipboard butterfly with black acrylic paint … twice. When dry patted Versamark all over then added black ultra thick embossing enamel … did this three times . For the last time Versamark was patted onto it so that I could add the perfect pearls mica powder … this made it shimmer and shine. Melted all this again then stamped into it with my Artemio Butterfly Collage stamp which was inked with Brilliance Galaxy Gold … you can buy all these items from our sponsor Marina at Cottage Crafts. Stamped and embossed onto a piece of acetate with the same ink pad and added to the front of the card which had been cut out with a spellbinders frame die.

This is a first for me girls … so excited … my very first Video Tutorial on how to make the second butterfly on the card. This is a concertina butterfly and at the moment my favourite item to make … have a box full of them 😀 If you would like a copy of the Butterfly Template please click the email button above and type Butterfly in the subject box and I will send to you..

Today is the day you have to see all the DT’s creations because everyone is a wowser.
Terry’s beautiful stamped gourd is certainly a show stopper … please keep all those thoughts very clean when first see it!!!!! 😯

Entering for – So Artful Challenges – Optional Colour Schemes – Turquoise, Red, Yellow or Blues
Sugar Creek Hollow – Embossing
Bloggers Challenge Friday – Wings & Things
Just Inspirational Challenges – Photo Inspiration

Moving Along With The Times – Spots and/or Stripes
Colour Throwdown – Inspirational Photo

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge – Texture


37 Responses to “Butterflies Galore & First Video Tutorial”

  1. irene chillman says:

    Wow, you certainly have been busy, both your butterflies are awesome, looking forward to seeing your first video tutorial.
    Irene xx

  2. Brenda Brown says:

    Fabulous embossed butterfly Shirl, love it. Looking forward to seeing your video tut.
    Happy Sunday.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  3. Frea says:

    Hi Shirl, love this card, those butterflies look gorgeous and the entire card has this artistic look, great job! HUgs, Frea

  4. Ah this is a super card, Love the butterfly,thanks for playing on MAWTT this week Hazelxox

  5. How cool, that’s a fascinating piece of art, the use of the acetate is fantastic.

  6. Terry says:

    I don’t believe I have ever seen a more COOL butterfly! Love the stamping on the butterfly, so much! This is one amazing card loaded with so much beauty and interest! BTW, on Facebook, a few have made a naughty gesture about my gourd! I started something wild and wicked! Happy Sunday!

  7. Shirl this is seriously gorgeous.
    Sorry I’ve been so quiet at FSC but I know you understand and I will catch up with you soon.
    I am ROFL at Terry’s comment as not surprised. I think her gourd needs its own blog!!!

  8. Sue C says:

    Stunning piece of art Shirl, love the butterfly and the embossing. Will be checking out your tutorial too ! Sue C x

  9. Avril B says:

    Shirley this is gorgeous, love the embossed buterfly and cant’t wait for the tutorial on the stunning concertina butterfly.
    Avril xx

  10. Broni says:

    What great texture and shine! Thanks so much for playing along in the Color Throwdown with us!

  11. Faye says:

    Shirl, I agree that butterflies are much nicer than bugs. Your art here is very beautiful. You did that butterfly proud!!!

  12. Joanna K says:

    What a gorgeous project Shirl, love the embossed butterfly and the concertina cutie! Fabulous tutorial, well done!!! You’ll be doing tuts like a pro in no time!!! May I have the butterfly template please, pretty please ;))) Big hugs, Joanna xx

  13. Paula says:

    Firstly fantastic tutorial on your oncertina butterfly, I would also love to have the template please. The card is gorgeous and the black embossed butterfly is stunning. XX

  14. Wow, that is a LOT of work. The butterflies came out great! Thanks for joining us at So Artful!

  15. Cazro says:

    A fabulous card. your video is awesome, as is the wonderful butterflies. Thanks for the offer of a template. Your a star. Caz

  16. Dot L says:

    Hi Shirl…wow, you are a superstar! Love the tutorial! The corsetina butterflies really set the whole card off… A wonderful card Shirl.
    Dot x

  17. Hi Shirl! A fabulous card. Have never heard of Concertina Butterfly before. Thank you so much for sharing how to make them with us through you video. I would very much love a copy of the template. Best, Yvonne

  18. Claire C says:

    Gorgeous work Shirl, I love the acetate front to you card, it looks fab-u-lous
    The concertina butterflies are so beautiful, thanks for sharing
    Claire xx

  19. Ellie knol says:

    LOVE your DT piece! I still have to watch your video!

    xxx Ellie xxxx

  20. Yvonne Whaley says:

    Fabulous project, love the stunning butterflies. Off to watch the videa.
    Yvonne/Meggymay x

  21. WOW … your creation and tutorial are fabulous! Thanks for sharing! Thanks also for stopping by my blog and for your kind words. I hope you’ll come back and visit again soon! Happy Crafting!


  22. Ellie knol says:

    Beautiful video Shirley, keep them coming!

  23. Beautiful Butterfiles! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  24. Diane says:

    Beautiful butterflies!

  25. fabiola says:

    oh mais quelle classe, superbe, biz

  26. Sharon says:

    This is beautiful – love the butterflies! Thanks for joining in with the inspiration at the So Artful Blog

  27. Caroline says:

    This is so pretty, I love the butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational this week

    Caroline xx

  28. Kate Edwards says:

    What a beautiful creation, thank you for joining our challenge this week at Just Inspirational
    Kate – Just Inspirational DT

  29. Joan Ervin says:

    How pretty…I love your beautiful butterfly and all the embossing!!! The video was pretty awesome, too!!!

  30. Joan Ervin says:

    Oops…I forgot to thank you for joining us for the color throw down…you used the colors beautifully!!!!

  31. Lisa Jane says:

    wonderful card – love the spots and stripes . Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

  32. Laurie says:

    Many thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week with our Spots and Stripes and good luck with the challenge. I’m sorry I’m not too well and this comment has been copied and pasted, but I wanted to make sure I visited every blog that entered.
    I some blogaversary candies on offer on my blog if your interested.
    Hugs Laurie x

  33. Francine G says:

    Hi Shirley….

    I love all your artwork… it’s gorgeous. I followed the instruction (email you) to receive the concertina butterfly template. I hope I did the right thing… I would love to have the template! Thank you for the inspiration!!!
    Take care

  34. alica says:

    Very cool! Great butterflies – love the other elements too!
    Thanks for joining us at So Artful Inspiration Challenge.


  35. Svenja says:

    So much detail in your card! And a great tutorial, too.

  36. Carole Miller says:

    Beautiful. Can’t wait to make some. Thanks for sharing.

  37. Kathy P says:

    These are so unique and so beautiful, Shirl~ Thanks for sharing this technique with us!

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