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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Glitter and My Spring Time Blonde-Blue Butterfly

Note: April's Blog Candy Question can be found here. Deadline is April 30.

Yippee! Here in Florida we are receiving a very welcome deluge - the rain is needed as we are in our Fire Season. But this post is about Glitter and Butterflies!



HOARDED SUPPLIES (oh the horror of it all!)

Using Sparkle N Sprinkle's Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter is probably my favorite technique at the moment because it's so EASY to achieve beautiful results.

(see this butterfly's sisters at Velvet Glitter Butterflies and Sparkly Pink Butterflies for the same technique, and more ideas).

This project is a combination of two techniques found on the

  • Cover White cardstock with Super Adhesive Sheets (or any ultra sticky double-stick tapes)
  • Cut the white panel to the size/shape desired.
  • Pull off the protective top sheet of the sticky paper and apply a little Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter.
  • Rub glitter into Adhesive Sheet, tap off excess.
  • Burnish remaining glitter, to bring out the sparkle.
  • Apply any outline style sticker on top of the Velvet Glitter.
  • Press firmly so sticker is firmly adhered.
  • Use regular markers, watercolor pencils or watercolor crayons to color (Copics can also be used).
  • (With a Dove Blender pen, I pulled the color directly off the crayons and blended on top of the glitter, within the lines of the sticker. The middle of the butterfly has some "smudged" blue just above and below the body to add "dimension" to the sticker.
  • That's all there is to it!

The Shimmer semi-transparent embossing powder offers a chance to DISTRESS with sparkling, silvery-blue-pink glitter encased in clear EP. (on Cheery Lynn tropical flourish die cut)

For more dimension, the pearl stickers and tropical flourish die cut are woven so that they are partly beneath each other, and partly on top.

The pearl stickers are pretty, but sometimes that "sticker-stuff" shows between the rhinestones or pearls, and detracts from the card. Sprinkle on matching glitter to make the clear, shiny sticker part invisible. 

TIP: If your background is not glittered, try using any color complimentary glitter between your pearls or rhinestones. The effect is still pretty. There is an example here, (5th photo from the bottom, using white pearl flourish with green glitter between the pearls).

The Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die on the inside, is also inked with VersaMark and heat embossed with the same gorgeous Shimmer EP from Sparkle N Sprinkle.

Do you ever hoard your supplies without meaning to

I KNOW you do!

This particular hoarded supply has now been shared with several friends - it is years (and years and years) old - it is the pretty Butterfly Sticker - I had about 10 sheets of it in gold, and another 10 in silver (grin) - I really am not tired of it - because I love the sticker, and I love the technique.

Mostly, it was hoarded because I forgot about the stickers until December - and I've been trying to use them up (smile)

Products Used:

Words Had Wings 3575-451B
Memento's Paris Dusk Dye Ink (inside sentiment)
Staz-on Ultramarine Solvent Ink Pad (cover sentiment)
SNS Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter (microfine) GM2000
SNS Super Adhesive Sheets SAS02 (double sided)
SNS Brushable Glue #540
SNS Double Sided Tear-ific Tape SAT01
Dove Blender Pen
VersaMark Ink
SNS Shimmer EP
SB Embossing Folder (M-Bossibilities EL-002 )
SB Grand Nestabilities Labels One
CL Tropical Flourish Die
CL Fanciful Flourish Die (inside)
Lyra Aquacolor Crayons
Class A Peel Stickers (any stickers having an outline, open interior)
Cardstock: Chiffon Yellow, Pale Blue, Blue, White
Recollections pearl stickers
Biblical Impressions sentiment stamp

This card has been entered into the following fabulous challenges:

Creative Moments Challenges #14 - Things with Wings
Whimsical Designs Challenges - Shaped Cards
Everybody Art Challenge - #230 Shaped Cards
Cheery Lynn Designs - Back to Nature (Butterfly) - dies are on outside and inside of card
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Use it Tuesday - #52 All About Spring
Vickie's Challenges - April's Anything Goes
NEW A Little Bit Crafty - First Challenge - Anything Goes
NEW Emmas Cards UK - #15 Butterflies

Thank you for stopping by!


aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful De, I will go the the link and have a look at this technique, it appeals to me...hugs, annie

Shannon White said...

Wowzers Miss Donna! This is Sooo Gorgeous!! Love all the Pretty layers & shimmer and sparkle and bling too! Your Butterfly is soo Beautiful and I LOVE the Wonderful sentiment too! Goodness! 8-)


Eret said...

Donna, your card is absolutely stunning. I love the colors and all the sparkle. So beautiful - inside and out.

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!!!! This is stunning Donna. I totally love all the sparkle and the wonderful colours on your gorgeous butterfly. The swirls and sentiments are beautiful.
A truly inspiring creation.
Hugs Sue xx

Wendy L said...

Stunning creation. Thanks for visiting me too. I love Florida by the way. xxxxxx

jane stillman said...

A gorgeous card, and fabulous techniques. Thank you for joining in Emmas Crafty Challenge, good luck

Tina said...

This is a Stunning card Donna
Thank you for entering Emma’s crafty challenge
and good luck xx

Julie Z said...

Hi De!
I finally got a chance to catch up on some Hoppin' and I wanted to be sure to catch up on a couple posts of yours that I missed.

Yet another gorgeous,sparkling, colorful butterfly from you! I absolutely love how you get such beautiful colors on your butterfly! And what a great idea to "weave" your flourish & pearls - adding even more dimension to your dimensional accents - genius! By the way, the card inside is quite pretty too!

But hey, what's the idea calling me out for hoarding did you know that he he!

Beautiful, beautiful card De!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Another gorgeous glitter butterfly, love it! The design & colours are so beautiful. I love your comment about 'hoarding supplies', how true that is. Part of the hobby is collecting for the hobby, and so much fun! Have a great day, Shirleyxx

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is exquisite Donna. That butterfly looks so real! I love everything else about the card, the shape, the colors you've used and the embellishments! So beautiful!

Monica said...

Hello Donna,
This is so refreshingly beeeeeeeatiful and charming just like you. It reminds me of a piece of jewellery with all it's sparkle and shine. It is just stunning!!!
Thanks for the heart warming words you leave for me to read.
Monica xxx

Abi said...

Hmmmm, don't get me started on hoarded supplies lol, have far too many of those!

What a beautiful card, I absolutely love the butterfly, it's stunning! And that sticky bit between the pearls is one of my bug bears so thank you sooo much for the tip of glitter!

Have a great day xx

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Donna, such a pretty shape, I love all of the sparkle and shine and the lovely verse.

Anne Temple said...

This is fabulous looking and you used one of my favorite things to do - working with Cloud Nine. I think we all have hoarded supplies and I'm no exception :-)

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous card Donna, beautiful done.
thank you for become a follower on my blog and now I'm a follower on your blog.

greetings karin

Debs said...

Stunning card Donna - the sparkle is amazing and the butterfly is soooooo gorgeous - love it.
Debs xx

Brenda said...

Another drop dead gorgeous card! Love how you wove the bling around the leaves! Genius...

Hussena said...

What a stunning card Donna ...I am simply floored by the technique you have used here to add the shimmer and color that butterflies it looks so beautiful !!!love everything about your card !
Thank you so much for dropping by my blog and your lovely comment ...really appreciate it :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is stunning Donna! Gorgeous shape and you did a fantastic job with the glitter and bling.
Amelia x

Faith A said...

SO VERY pretty

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Donna, this is beautiful I like the butterfly the sparkle the pearls and the swirls.
Kevin xx

Eileen said...

Donna this looks amazing. Your butterfly is gorgeous and love your colour choices here. So beautiful. Love it
Eileen x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Donna I wanted to thank you for taking time out to leave me such a lovely comment on my blog. I just have to tell you how wonderful this beautiful creation is, the image, sparkle and sentiment all look fantastic.
lorraine x

Viv's Visuals said...

Hoarded Supplies???? No idea what you are talking about! (Not much anyway.....)
A beautiful creation Donna - love all the sparkle.

Sherri said...

WOW, this is so pretty. I especially love the little bits of bling on it. Thanks so much for joining us at UIT this week.

Anonymous said...

wow! is this ever stunning! I love your colors and i just love all that texture. I love it when we on the DT get inspired because I really want to try this! Thanks for the inspiration!
Thanks for joining our spring challenge at Use it Tuesday this week.
Tammy DT

Verna Angerhofer said...

You rock! This is just super amazingly wonderful. I love the whole look you achieved with all your fantastic techniques. What a gorgeous card.

pam said...

amazing card Donna, love it!!!
that butterfly is gorgeous and a beautiful design card.

Berni Cuttino said...

Wow, Donna amazing technique, similar to one of Elizabeth Crafts. That butterfly is simply amazing, fabUlous colors. Awesome

Sheila said...

Wow Donna this is stunning!! I love the blues and yellows on this.
Thanks for joining us this week over at Cheery Lynn Designs.
Sheila xx

creativearts said...

De, this is such a stunning project! Drop dead gorgeous! I love how you colored the butterfly and blended your colors. I remember when these gold and silver stickers were the "in" thing so am going to dig in my stash to try to find some so I can try this technique. Beautiful!

Pat K said...

Wow, such a pretty card Donna. Wonderful technique and lovely sentiment too. Thank you so much for the lovely comments left on my're the best! Hugs, Pat K x

NanaConnie said...

Absolutely awesome, Donna! Nobody works with glitter better than you do, and I'm always so stunned by your results. I might try this with some of my outline stickers, but first I have to pop over and get some of the Velvet Glitter at SnS. Of course, if you wanted to share another one of your butterfly stickers.... :-D Hugs, my friend.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous card. Very nice technique too. You have inspired to give it a try. Thank you for joining us over at Whimsical Designs.

Debi said...

Beautiful Donna! Coloring the glitter does really give that butterfly gorgeous wings. Thanks for the detailed instructions, too.

Klaudia/Kszp said...

Wow, just beautiful!

Lady Anne said...

Fabulous colouring with this peel off butterfly, it has brought it alive, great card you have made also. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

Cards by Lady Anne

Lady Anne's Challenge
Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge
Lady Anne's: NanaVic's Challenge

Wendy said...

Stunning card, love the gorgeous butterfly 7 colours...Thanks for joining us at A Little Bit Crafty for our first challenge of Anything Goes.
Wendy xx

Lori said...

This is really pretty. There is so much detail and work, just stunning. Thank you for joining us this week at Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and best of luck.

Wendy H said...

This is stunning, Donna. I love the butterfly and the sentiment and the colours you've used. Just gorgeous. I'm envious about the ebosser, I don't do enough embossing to warrant one - maybe I should. Watch this space!! Wendy H (FP) xx

Paula Whittaker said...

Wonderful card - thank you for taking part in the first challenge set by A Little Bit Crafty

Stacy Chic said...

WOW!!!!! I wanna do butterfly like that... You should totally start tutorial videos :)

this is beautiful work.

xxxtglxxx said...

This is beautiful - it looks just like hand-painted glass! :)

Gorgeous colours, butterfly and design :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week,



Shelby said...

Glad you're getting some rain! When you're done with it, send it out to Colorado so we don't burn up this year again!!
Gorgeous creation and the butterfly is simply stunning.


Leslie Miller said...

You are a glitter rock star, Donna! I love how you colored the gorgeous butterfly outline sticker. It looks like a perfectly embossed image, but on top of the glitter -- magnificent! Also love how you interwove the leafy die cuts and the pearls. It's easy to see you enjoy your crafty time, and I sure do love the results!

Donemark v said...

Wow your butterfly is simple stunning.thank you for playing along with us at Creative moments
.Kaz xx

Gerlinde said...

Wow! This card is breathtaking! Love the outline butterfly on the Cloud Nine and the watercoloring is magnificent! The embellishments are drop dead gorgeous too! Just beautiful!

Linda said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! I love everything about it. I love how you blinged up the Cheery Lynne die cut and the way you wove the pearls with the die cut. Excellent tip about hiding the adhesive that the pearls are on. Bravo!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

This is absolutely stunning!! I've never heard of coloring on glitter, and you showed it beautifully! WOW!! Your butterfly is simply gorgeous!!

Dawn said...

This is just stunning, Donna! I just love this technique with the glitter; it looks so elegant. Beautiful flourishes - they look gorgeous intertwined.

I NEVER hoard anything (lol)! I just purchase things at a much faster rate then I can use them, so end up accumulating stuff that might not get any love for a few years. Clearly, that is very different then hoarding ;) Ok, maybe it's the same thing.

Hugs, Dawn

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Wow...This is Gorgeous...

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous...Love all the layers and that gorgeous butterfly!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning, just love the butterfly so gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments. Abbie (owner) xx

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Well I think I have finally met someone who maybe loves glitter even more than me-and I never thought that was I like it that you love your glitter and know how to use it. This is just beautiful and sparkles to perfection. Absolutely gorgeous.
Bear Hugs,


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