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Friday, September 2, 2016

Golden Wings.....

Hello everyone: I love stamp sales, don't you? I found this beautiful Butterfly stamp from So Suzy Stamps on Ebay a few months ago so I bought it and today, I inked it up for the first time with Versamark ink and heat embossed it in gold. I'm linking this card to several challenges, which I will list at the end of this post. Here's my card.


I stamped the image onto a piece of light brown card stock and fussy cut it after I heat embossed it. The die cut corners on this panel are done with Tim Holtz die set called "Mixed Media Dies".
I used the retired SU stamp called "En Francais" for the background, stamped with Versamark ink, heat emboss it and sponged lightly with Baked Brown Sugar. The word die is from Elizabeth Crafts.
Here's a close up of this pretty butterfly.


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And here's a picture of the finished inside of my card.


The sentiment is from a set by Unity Stamps called "Your Wings Exist".

I would like to enter this card onto the following challenges.
Stamp, Ink, Paper "Wonderful Wings"
C.R.A.F.T Challenge #379, EMBOSSING.
Moo-Mania challenge "Nature's Beauty"
The Butterfly Challenge #61, use Kraft paper or a Kaleidoscope effect.
I chose the Kraft paper to heat emboss my butterfly.
Double D Challenge "Neutrals"


Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.








27 comments:

  1. Your butterfly is just beautiful! Love the die cut background too. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Ink Paper, hope to see you again soon!

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    1. Thank you Amy, I enjoyed playing along at SIP.

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  2. Beautiful card Maria! I love your embossed butterfly! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper:)

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    1. Thank you Gingin, so happy you stopped by.

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  3. WOW What a beautiful creation Maria! Love the simplicity of your design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Neutrals’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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    1. Thank you Darlene, when I saw the challenge colors, I immediately reached for this butterfly.

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  4. That really is a beautiful butterfly and I love the effect you have achieved by heat embossing it.
    I have managed to pick up quite a few bargains from Ebay over the years. How true the sentiment inside your card is. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge. hugs Mrs A.

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    1. Thank you Mrs.A, I'm always checking for stuff on Ebay, I've found a lot of fabulous bargains.
      The sentiment is indeed so true.

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  5. Fantastic, love the butterfly especially. Thanks for joining us at MM&M, Valerie

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    1. Thank you Valerie-Jael, so happy you stopped by.

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    1. Thank you Brian, love it when you stop by.

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  7. Hello from Moo Mania & More!
    Thank you very much for joining us -
    your card is just BEAUTIFUL!!
    The embossed butterfly is gorgeous!

    oxo Susi

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    1. Thank you Susi, I had fun playing along with Moo Mania and More!

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  8. Stunning, Maria. I love the beautifully embossed butterfly and all the layers of your background. So pretty!

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    1. Thank yo HJ, this dies create the perfect backgrounds.

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    1. Thank you Mary, gold always makes anything look amazing.

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  10. Beautifully created, a stunning butterfly and card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT

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    1. Thank you Diane, love the colors of the DD challenge.

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  11. Oh, my goodness, that is one gorgeous butterfly! Brilliant idea to do the gold embossing. Wow! Great find and good eye for spotting it. Thanks for sharing in our Neutrals challenge at Double D, Maria!

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  12. Thank you Leslie, this butterfly image was a bargain indeed and I think it was made for heat embossing, I want to try it with water colors.

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  13. I started browsing your blog and this card immediately caught my attention. The butterfly really is eye catching, the embossed pattern is almost the same as the base color and it gives your butterfly a very beautiful textured look. And the simple background with cut outs suits so well, it doesn't take away the focus of the butterfly but it still adds interest to this clean design. Great job!

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  14. Manually checking in looks like I'm behind on some fabulous blog posts! Gorgeous card!

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  15. Beautiful card, Maria, the butterfly is lovely! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge.

    love Mags B DT x

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  16. What an amazing card!! Absolutely stunning butterfly, and gorgeous background. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge Blog :)

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