Thursday 3 July 2014

New technique with Stampin' Up blendabilities!

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I've come up with a new technique with my Stampin' Up blendabilities! At least I think it's a new technique - I've certainly never seen it before but don't all shout at me if you have! Come and see:

The butterfly was punched out and coloured in with blendabilities, just as I did with the four-leafed clover here in yesterday's post, but then I stamped a little flower image over it with Stampin' Up classic ink. I didn't know if it would 'take' but it seemed fine and didn't smudge or anything. I really like the effect - what do you think?

I made a background for my butterfly by masking off a rectangle, sponging with Strawberry Slush classic ink and stamping over it with the same flower. You can see that it doesn't have that intense, smooth, airbrushed look that I got with the blendabilities on the butterfly. I finished the card by drawing antennae and a frame using a black marker and a ruler, and adding the sentiment and a candy dot.

I was inspired to make this card by Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge where the challenge is 'One Layer Only + your butterfly'; and The Colour Throwdown where this week's colour palette made my mouth water!

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Talking of deliciousness - look what my youngest son rustled up for pudding for us all at the weekend:

Almond honey shortbread and raspberries with vanilla cream - YUM! That boy is getting to be quite the chef!

See you tomorrow.


  1. Mmmm ..... that looks delicious!!!

    Very clever use of the blendabilities, I can see you're going to have lots of fun with them!

  2. Gorgeous card Vicky - I love the softness of your butterfly. Really beautiful.

    And that pudding! - would he like to come here for a holiday??

  3. Such a pretty result Vicky, altogether a lovely card.

  4. Hiya Vicky, just calling in to see all about the new catalogue... only a couple of days late!! New alcohol markers eh?? I love that straight away you are finding new techniques with them, the butterfly does look lovely, like you've used designer paper with the punch!!!
    Yummy pudding too, we all need a dessert chef in the house :0)

  5. I absolutely love this card and the stamped panel and butterfly are perfect and a fabulous entry for Mrs A's challenge. The dessert looks yummy too! Karen xs

  6. Great card. Love what you've been doing with the Blendabilities x x

  7. Hi Vicky
    Love the look at that gorgeous sweet... When can i come round... Love the card to....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  8. I love how you have made the gorgeous butterfly and that pretty background suits it perfectly. Superb palette of colours too. Thankyou for fluttering by this challenge. Hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly challenge)

  9. LOVE the clean design of your card and that technique is so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Color Throwdown!

  10. This is a gorgeous card! Love your newly invented technique and I love that you added in a frame and antennae. very nice!!!


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