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



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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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


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

  • 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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    Butterfly Canvas | Rainbow Distress Inks

    Hi there! We are back with more fabulous new stamps inspiration today! Jane has made an incredible butterfly canvas with the gorgeous butterflies, grunge elements and sentiment stamps from our BUTTERFLY EFFECT set with a wonderful dripped rainbow of inks…

    Hello, I am super excited today as I reveal my first make with one of the brand new A5 stamp sets!

    For my first sample I used the gorgeous ‘Butterfly Effect’ set.

    large butterfly stamp | grunge circles | bubbles | change sentiments

    To showcase it I made a canvas and, as I could not decide which colours to use, I went for them all….a rainbow of butterflies!

    This is what I got up to;

    I took my distress spray stains and sprayed across an A4 sheet of watercolour paper, adding water and allowing plenty of drippage.

    rainbow dripped distress ink spray stains

    I then stamped around the edges with the “collage” element stamps which are really gorgeous in this set. There is a butterfly flourish (seen in the final photos) and these lovely circles.

    grunge circle stamps

    grunge bubble stamps

    I stamped the large butterfly, coloured it with zig markers and cut it out minus the antenna.

    large butterfly stamp

    I stamped out 9 small butterflies and cut them out in the same way. I coloured them in a shades of 1 or 2 colours.

    butterfly stamps

    I also stamped the sentiments and matted them on black card, adding my signature glossy accents to the circles/bubbles. Finally I adhered it to mount board. It is A4 size and destined for my little granddaughter who adores all things butterflies and spotted this!

    Here it is;

    Butterfly canvas | stamps | mixed media art | rainbow inks | distress spray stains

    with some close ups

    and one final shot;

    butterfly canvas | stamps | distress spray stains | ink drips | rainbow

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    large butterfly stamp | grunge | circles | bubbles | change one thing | sentiments

    This set will be going onto my all time favourite stamps set list (yes I know this list constantly grows  but this really is a real stunner of a set).

    There will be lots more makes shared in the coming weeks using this fab new release so do check out the Visible Image social media. I do not blog everything I make, so if you would like to follow me on instagram you won’t miss anything!  You can find me here: @jane.tyrrell

    Thanks so much for stopping by.

    Bye for now,

    Jane x

    Amazing canvas! All the stamped elements look brilliant and the butterflies look beautiful! Lots of fussy cutting but so worth it! We are loving those rainbow drips too! Thank you Jane ♡


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    butterfly canvas rainbow inks

    Calming Sunshine

    Hello! Hope you are enjoying all the inspiration we have been sharing today! It’s been incredibly busy lately with nowhere near enough hours in the day.. so we are having a mega catch up here on the blog this weekend before we get back to normality, and daily inspiration!

    Over to Jane Tyrrell…

    Welcome to another dose of Visible Image stamps inspiration. Today I am sharing another creation of mine using the stunning ‘Create your Calm’ stamp set.

    This is the lovely stamp set I worked with..

    I used all the stamps in this set, the little waves/bubbles make such a cool background.

    I used Paperartsy fresco acrylics to make my sunny sea background. I swirled my paint around to give a feeling of the sea and added some “sunshine” in the centre

    I stamped my sweet seahorse in the sunshine using Versafine Clair ink.
    I then embossed the waves in white and blue and the sentiment in white.
    I added some white highlights to him

    and finished off the edge of the “sea” with more embossed waves

    I made a “frame” for my picture using photo corners.

    Here it is finished…

    This really is such a delightful stamp set to work with… and it makes me long for summer to hurry up and arrive too.

    Thanks for stopping by today and for the kind comments you take the time to leave me, I really appreciate every single one.

    Have a lovely weekend… It feels so good to be in February, the days are definitely starting to get lighter.

    Back soon.

    Bye for now,
    Jane x

    Wow what an amazing background for our seahorse! Stunning Jane! Thank you ♡

    You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.

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    Have a great evening, we’ll be back tomorrow with more gorgeous cards and projects from the team.

    Mark & Helen xx