Friday, 25 May 2018

More butterflies

I recently purchased this beautiful butterfly stamp by STAMPlorations and could not wait to use it on a card, just in time for the current CAS Mix Up challenge as well as the current STAMPlorations linky party.

After stamping the image in Archival black ink, I applied a layer of  Crazing Distress collage medium over my card strip. Once this layer was dry, I added rainbow colours to the butterflies using distress crayons and then pulled out the colour to the rest of my card strip using a moist finger. I ran the buttefly strip and a panel of black cardstock through my Cuttlebug with my STAMPlorations crazy double running stitch rectangle die. Before adhering the strip to my panel, I added two strips of washi sheet (Lifestyle Craft) behind my butterflies. To bring in a little more colour, I cut my white card base slightly wider than the standard A2 size and used my distress crayon to colour the edges.

I'm linking up my card at:

CAS Mix Up - I used distress crayons, stamping, 
die cutting, collage medium (crazing), washi

STAMPlorations - Things with wings

STAMPlorations - Never-ending 
anything goes with STAMPlorations


  1. What a beautiful stamp and I love the almost mixed media feel of it with the way you coloured the butterflies xxx

  2. Beautiful coloring of those lovely butterflies with your Distress crayons Marianne! thank you for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! Julia xx

  3. Your butterflies are so pretty, Marianne! Great work with the distress crayons. I don't know way crazing is ... wondering if it helps the move the distress crayons colour more easily?? Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  4. If someone had told me I'd fall in love with a card with a black background... I wouldn't have believed it! What a wonderful card!
    Cheers, Barbara

  5. Great way to use the crayons and loving the effect of the crackle. Wonderful CAS card and loving the drama of the black card stock. Thank you for joining in at the CAS Mix Up Challenge.

  6. I love how you've colored the butterflies and pulled the color out to the panel, Marianne! The Washi tape adds wonderful added interest! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  7. A lovely card, the butterfuly border is such a cool stamp.Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations with our things with wings challlenge!

  8. Such a beautiful card! Love the coloring! Thanks for sharing at STAMPlorations.