Thursday, June 24, 2010

Embossed Butterfly



Yay, this is my 5th and last Verve challenge card to celebrate the release of new sets this Friday! Head over to the Verve forum on SCS and check out the contest details! I had fun with this butterfly...embossed him first by stamping in Versamark on watercolor paper, then heat embossing with black EP. Julia's Way to Use It Challenge was to heat emboss...symbolic of the heat wave that most people are experiencing. I then spritzed the image with water, dipped a brush in Only Orange reinker and a second one in Summer Sun reinker. I touched the brushes lightly to the image and the ink ran and filled up the embossed sections. I figured if the technique works on rose images, why not butterflies?! I liked the finished guy and perched him on the card to steal the show. The sentiment is one I especially like from Verve...I've been trying to follow it in my personal life as stressors get a bit overwhelming sometimes. We don't have to carry the load alone...we can cast it all on HIM and what a relief it can become for us!

STAMPS: Stipple Butterfly (SU), Vintage Vogue (SU) - floral BG on white panel, I Peter 5:7 (Verve) - sentiment
PAPER: Ambrosia (BasicGrey), Black, Watercolor, Neenah Solar White
INK: Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black, Summer Sun & Only Orange reinkers
ACCESSORIES: Brads, Black fine EP, Heat gun

15 comments:

Julia Aston said...

Your DP is perfect behind your gorgeous butterfly Wanda! this is lovely!

Dawn B. said...

OH MY HEAVENS this is gorgeous.. I love the colors and thanks for the info on how to do the variation.. It looks amazing.. This is beautiful. Great job.

jdmommy said...

Wanda, this is one of the prettiest cards I've ever seen!! I love that dp with the circles behind the butterfly!! Just a gorjuss card, GF!!

Marisa said...

Loved it on SCS and loving it all over again here!! The butterfly is FABULOUS!!! I love that verse and you have over stamped it wonderfully. Knocked this one out of the ballpark GF :D

Marisa said...

Hi me again :D How did you get your card picture under your SCS gallery link? I tried but my picture is HUGE LOL! Tried shrinking the image size but still didn't work. Any tips?

Silke Ledlow said...

GASP Wanda this butterfly is really stunning!!! Love these colors too!!! You have been really rockin' each and every VV Sketch...all the cards are gorgeous!!! I keep my fingers crossed that you'll win something :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Francie G. said...

Wow! Wanda, this is amazing! Gorgeous, GF!

Sharon Basel said...

What a beautiful card. I love the butterfly - it's stunning. VERY nice!
p.s. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind words!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Fabulous take on the sketch Wanda, and the colours are gorgeous, and the butterfly is a winner, what a beauty!

Linda said...

Beautiful card I love that butterfly.
Thanks for the sweet comment on my hedgehog card.
Hugs,
Linda

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wanda - all your Verve challenge cards are fabulous! Love this bfly the best though!

Peggy said...

Gorgeous card and sentiment Wanda! Love it!

Sara said...

A beautiful butterfly and I love the decorated sentiment panel. Such a pretty card.

Sara xx

cindy said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I love the patterned paper and the color combo. WTG!!

maryr917 said...

love-love-love this gor-juss card-but even more your thoughts on the scripture verse you used-thanks for sharing