Butterfly Effect Stamps | Handmade Bookmark

Hello! It’s almost the weekend! Yay! We hope you have some good things planned. Ericka is here on the blog today with a gorgeous handmade bookmark created with our stunning BUTTERFLY EFFECT stamps…


Happy Friday! I hope you are all doing well. Summer is in full swing at my house which means some time to relax and hopefully read a couple of books. What better way to keep track of my page than to create a bright and pretty bookmark with the Visible Image ‘Butterfly Effect’ stamp set.


butterfly stamp | big | large | bookmark | handmade



big butterfly stamp | handmade tag



To start making my bookmark, I took out a leftover background I had made using Distress Oxides in Kitsch Flamingo and Savage Patina and a brayer. I then added the smaller images from the Butterfly Effect stamp set in the same colours of Distress Inks. I then added some WOW! Embossing clear powder to add a little dimension.



I stamped the butterflies on Bristol Smooth paper and heat embossed in WOW! Embossing Carnival which is a pretty dark blue with sparkle. I then used my Zig watercolor pens to watercolour them. Once my images were dry, I cut them out and added to my tag.



I added the sentiment from the set and added a big pink ribbon I had in my stash.


handmade tag | butterfly stamps | distress oxide inks

 

Supplies


handmade tag | distress oxide inks | big butterfly stamp | visible image



big butterfly stamp | grunge bubbles | circles | visible image



Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a good weekend and have a little time to relax.




What a stunning bookmark, loving those colours and the butterfly looks beautiful! Thank you Ericka 

 

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Flower + Butterfly Stamps | Summer Card

Hello! We hope you are keeping well. Jane is here to inspire you today with a fabulous summer card featuring the flower and butterfly stamps from our May release, which co-ordinate wonderfully….


Good Morning

Today I am mixing up 2 of the fabulous new A5 stamp sets


WHERE FLOWERS BLOOM

where flowers bloom | stamp set | clear | rubber | big flower | cotton thread | grunge



BUTTERFLY EFFECT


butterfly effect stamp | big | large | clear | rubber | grunge



This is what I got up to;


I decided to make an 8 X 6″ card.

I made a background with this mix of distress inks.



I added some collage stamping with a grunge background element from the Where Flowers Bloom set, and also used the string stamp.



I embossed the large flower 3 times using Wendy Vecchi cactus flower embossing powder.




I stamped and cut out 1 large and 2 small butterflies from the Butterfly Effect set, and coloured them using these distress inks.



I added a little Blueprint sketch ink to their edges.



I also stamped out one of the sentiments the Butterfly Effect set, cut it out and matted it onto black card. I then put everything together.



Here is my finished card



with a couple of close ups;





and one last shot




I have also started up a Visible Image Artist Trading Card swap over in the Facebook group! 46 swappers including several of the VI Design Team took part in the first “Just Be You” swap. This was my swap for May using the Beautiful Soul Stamp Set which I sent off to my swap partner.



I actually made 4 as I keep one, sent one to my granddaughter and I also swapped one elsewhere.



Everyone is welcome to join in Worldwide, so do come and join the group to find out more! Visible Image ATCs have been flying all over the world!


Thanks so much for stopping by.


Bye for now,

Jane x




Such a beautiful summer card Jane, fantastic background and loving that pink! Thank you Jane ♡

 

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Butterfly Effect | Circle Gelli Print

Hello and Happy Friday to you! We are very excited as it is release day for our NEW stamps! Woo! We are so pleased that they are already loved by so many. We have lots of amazing samples to share with you still, and are kicking off release day with a stunning piece of wall art by Lynda, featuring our gorgeous BUTTERFLY EFFECT stamps on a fabulous circle gelli print…


I have had such a lovely time playing with the brand new Summer release from Visible Image this month. They are such fantastic stamps, and a really great size for home decor pieces, so I decided to make some wall art using the Butterfly Effect set and my round Gelli plate for this weeks design team inspiration.


butterfly effect stamps | wall art | circle gelli print


I am not overly well practiced in using the gel plate I must admit  [it is definitely on my ‘must use more’ list!]  so I was unsure how my print would turn out, but that is part of the fun of creating papers with it so I just had to make myself relax and go for it!



My first layer was created by applying paint through the ‘Butterfly Ink’ stencil.



I then took ‘Ripped Fishnet’ stencil and applied paint through that, framing the butterfly.



Once dry, I applied another layer of paint through the ‘Mesh It Up’ stencil.



Again, once dry I added another layer, this time with the ‘Time Tunnel’ stencil.



Then came the scary part- pulling the print [after adding a thin layer of fluid acrylic].


I was SO relieved that the finished print turned out well!



As you can see, the ‘Butterfly Effect’ large stamp fits the stencil perfectly.



I stamped the large and smaller butterflies in Stazon ink on an alcohol ink background and fussy cut once dry.



I wanted to stamp and emboss the background stamps inside the circle, so drew round my Gelli plate onto copy paper and cut to create a mask. I embossed in white to help make the image pop.



I inked a drop shadow around the central image to help add dimension, and mounted it with glue gel. I stuck the smaller butterflies around the edge of the circle, and added the sentiment before mounting onto black card and framing.




butterfly effect | large stamp | Visible Image | Gelli Print | Art



Supplies


big butterfly stamp | grunge circles | bubbles | effect | change | clear | rubber



large inky butterfly stencil | ink trails



ripped fishnet stencil | torn | stocking | net



torn mesh stencil



time tunnel stencil | spiral





This is stunning! The gelli print worked out wonderfully, lots of fabulous texture and the white embossing looks fantastic against it. The butterflies look beautiful and this art work definitely needed to be framed! Thank you Lynda ♡

 

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We hope you have a good day!

Helen & Mark xx


butterfly stamps gelli print
 

Butterfly Effect Stamp | Pixie Powders

Hello and Happy Saturday! Ali is here on the blog today with a stunning card created with the grunge circles, big butterfly stamp and sentiments from our BUTTERFLY EFFECT set with pixie powders…


I used the gorgeous new Butterfly Effect stamp set on this 10″ x 7″ card along with plenty of heat embossing and the bling is provided by Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders.


large butterfly stamp | grunge circles | bubbles | handmade card



Tutorial


Cut a piece of 300gsm white card 9″ x 6″, spritz a little water on the back to help keep it flat and then spritz the front on the card.



Tap Midnight Blue, Peacock Green and Golden Mint Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders on the card in different sections. Spritz more water to activate the powder. Use a paper towel to soak up the water run off and dry your card with a heat tool (or if you are patient, leave to dry overnight).



Wipe over your dry card with an anti static pad then stamp the grunge circle stamp diagonally across your card with versamark ink and heat emboss with white detail embossing powder.

Stamp the circles over the two remaining corners and white heat emboss as before.



Stamp the small butterfly using black versafine ink up the sides of the card and heat emboss with black detail embossing powder.

Change the direction as you stamp so that the butterflies look like they are following a waggly trail.



Stamp the large butterfly 3 times onto white card using black Versafine ink then heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Cut out the butterflies leaving a thin white outline around them. If you cut into the embossed area it may flake off.



Stamp the sentiments onto white card with black versafine ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder as before.

Cut out your sentiments and matt them onto black card leaving about 1/8″ border.



Use a blending tool and black soot  distress ink around the edges of your card to add a vignette.

Matt this onto white card leaving approx 1/16″ border, then onto a black card matt with approx 3/16″ border. Attach to your white 10″ x 7″ white card blank using pva glue or double sided tape.



Position your butterflies and text on your card without sticking them down and move them about until you are happy with the layout.

I started with 3 butterflies but decided 2 looked better.

Take a photo of your layout.



Tip a little of the Green Mint and Peacock Green Pixie Powders onto separate areas of your craft mat and add a drop of water to each. Paint your butterflies and use your heat gun on the back to dry them.

Shape the wings of the butterflies using your fingers to make them lift.



Checking your layout you decided on earlier, fix your sentiments using 3d foam tape. Apply pva glue to the body of your butterflies and a big blob of 3d glue gel to the inner parts of the wings, then fix the butterflies to your card.

Leave the glue gel to set for about 20 minutes.

Colour the circles on the sentiments with your left over pixie powder paint and add glossy accents.


Your finished card will look a bit like mine 😎


butterfly stamp | big | handmade card | pixie powders | embossing



Supplies
  • Visible Image Stamps – Butterfly Effect
  • Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders – Peacock Green, Midnight Blue & Golden Mint
  • Anti Static pad
  • Versamark and Black Versafine ink pads
  • Clear, Black and White embossing powders
  • Paint brush
  • Stamp platform
  • Heat gun
  • Black card and white card for matting and layering
  • White 10″ x 7″ 300gsm card blank (Craft UK)
  • 3D glue gel & foam pads
  • pva

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    big butterfly stamps | grunge | circles | bubbles


    I hope you have enjoyed this project and thanks for stopping by 💖

    Ali xxx




    This card is so beautiful! The white embossed circles look awesome against the blues and greens and we love all the shimmer. Thank you for your brilliant tutorial Ali 



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    Have a lovely weekend. Stay Creative!

    Helen + Mark xx