Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Butterflies with Embossed Script with Blockheads

Hi Dreamers!
I am back after a few days off from blogging.  I have been making cards for charities.  I made 30 Valentines' Day cards for "Cards from the Heart Drive"  --Which, by the way, is being sponsored by Blockheads Paper Arts!!!! 
 I made 30 children's cards for Operation Write Home, and 10 for Card Care Connection.  Whewww!  I'm tired!  LOL.  (I will be showing you the cards through out the month-and probably next month too--there are quite a few cards!)

So,today I am back with more butterflies!!   The Blockheads Designers are going all out showcasing butterflies for the month of January.  For my project, I used several stamps and heat embossing to create a card and tag set.  Perfect for a birthday!

Materials List:
Lepidoptera Large, Medium, and Small single stamps with cling.  (Also available on a half sheet-Grunge Collage)
Script Background
 Travel Documents
Versa Mark
Vintage Photo, Scattered Straw, and Dried Marigold Distress Ink
Coffee and Sienna Archival ink
Clear Embossing Powder
 Pre-cut Tag
CS: cream and dark green
Wired copper and wide green ribbon


  • On the Manila pre-cut tag and cream CS stamp the Script stamp with Versa Mark ink and heat emboss with clear powder.
  • Cover the tag and CS with Scattered straw Distress ink.  Wipe the ink off the embossed image with a soft cloth or paper towel
  • Cover the right side with the Dried Marigold ink leaving the far left with just the yellow ink.  Wipe the ink off the embossed image.

  • Stamp the butterflies and Travel Document  with coffee Archival ink
  • Wrap the green ribbon around this piece
  • Stamp additional butterflies with Coffee and Sienna ink - cut out 

  • Make a card base from dark green CS
  • Add the stamped piece to the card base
  • Add the cut out butterflies to the card front with dimensional adhesive
  • Wrap the wired ribbon around the card and secure with glue.  
  • Add rhinestones and Green ribbon


I just love the way the embossed image peeks out from the two colors of Distress ink!!  And, all the butterfly action is so sweet!  This will go in my card giving box for someone's birthday.

Well, let's enter a few challenges too!!
Pause, Joy, Dream: use ribbon
Incy Wincy: tic tac toe--I used embossing, anything but a card , and add a tag
Crazy Challenge: no decorative paper
Use your Stuff: collage
Flonz Craft: vintage
613 Avenue: anything goes

Tomorrow, I will have some super cute cards from the Operation Write Home cards!  I used a pretty little dress digi--see you later for that!!  I hope you have a super day.  Love ya.


  1. Ooooh, I'm glad I stopped by to see them here--even more gorgeous than on facebook!


  2. So fantastic to hear what you've been creating for all those amazing causes - very impressive...
    And I love your card and tag, glowing and elegant!
    Alison x

  3. Great stamping and inking Karen,thanks so much and sharing with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping challenges this month.

    B x

  4. Two wonderful creations, love the colors and images. Thanks for joining us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenge.

  5. These are stunning.
    Thanks for playing along this week on the Use Your Stuff challenge.

  6. How fabulous! I just love that black ribbon and the butterflies are stunning. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges this week. Hope to see you again soon :)

    Purple Monkey Moments

  7. Fabulous, great set. Thanks for visiting our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create.

  8. Wow how generous of you to make so many cards for such great causes!

    I'm really loving your wonderful set. Awesome colors and just love the butterfly stamp!

    Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  9. Gorgeous set! Great colour combo! Thanks for sharing with us at THe Crazy Challenge.

  10. Gorgeous card and tag set, love the vintage colours. Thanks for joining us at VSC. Sue C x


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