Sunday, 20 February 2011

Butterfly Embellishment

Afternoon all, I've decided to get this done now before getting on with my list of things i need to do (one of which is sort my craft stuff). Okay to make the butterfly you will need the following:

A sheet of vellum
Black embossing powder
Heating tool
Anti static bag (optional)
Versa mark ink
Stampin' Up Fine Flourish (or other decorative stamp)

First ripe over your vellum with the anti static bag (if you have one) and ink up your stamp.

Evenly press down the stamp ( common sense really), however if around the edge isn't stamped clearly, i wouldn't worry as it most likely will be waste.

Now you need to put on the embossing powder, i use black with this embellishment, i have tried other colours and i don't think they worked as well. When you heat emboss vellum, I'd suggest heating it from the back because you can see when the powder has melted.

 Now i place my butterfly template on the back of the design and draw around it. If you have a butterfly die or large punch like Stampin' Ups butterfly punch then they will also look good!
After you have cut the shape out it will look these below.

Now although they are pretty enough, to me they are still to busy. This is why i add a little something into the middle of the butterfly to calm the background down. Below is an example of different things that can be put in the middle; buttons, pearls, brads and gems.

If you want to purchase the Fine Flourish stamp from Stampin' Up for £9.95 just click on to Sarah's websites. She has however just had a baby boy, so may direct you else where if you need details of another demonstrator just leave a comment.
And if this seem like to much of a long process, you could also look at Cuttlebug Cut & Emboss - Butterflies. These would also make a great accent to your cards and would great in vellum.

Now i think that is everything you need to know, any questions leave a comment below or feel free to email me.

Martin x


  1. Hi Martin, love how you made your butterflies and your card looks fabulous.

    Take care,

  2. Welcome on board what you have done is fabulous .... Keep up the good work andy.

  3. Fab idea blog is looking good well done.
    Pjay xxx

  4. incredibly LOVELY!!!!!!
    beautiful colors, too!!!!

  5. Another WOW factor well done. Great ideas and a good tutorial, I expect you willl have a great fan base :)