Monday, March 23, 2015

Spellbinders Spring Fever Blog Hop with Avery Elle

Hello friends, 

I am so excited to be participating in the Spellbinders Spring Fever Partner Hop today on behalf of Avery Elle

For my project I used the Spellbinders Die D-Lites Butterfly die along with Avery Elle’s Amazing Clear Stamp Set to create a colorful card for my daughter.  She went camping with her Girl Scout troop over the weekend, and it’s been our tradition that I tuck a handmade card in her journal so that she know we are thinking about her and looking forward to hearing about her adventures.  

The Butterfly D-Lites die is so gorgeously intricate all on it’s own, but I decided to alter it a bit by covering it with an inky wash of rainbow colors. 

To make the rainbow butterfly, I die cut the butterfly from watercolor paper and sponged on Distress Ink.  I continued adding ink with a sponge dauber until the butterfly die cut was filled in completely. 

 To soften and blend the colors, I brushed over the die cut with a wet paint brush, and I sprayed it with glimmer mist.

After allowing some time for the die cut to dry, I used foam tape to adhere the butterfly to a black card stock panel on which I had stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the Amazing stamp set. 

I love the contrast between the black and white with the rainbow-colored butterfly.  The black and white patterned paper is from the Neutral Collection paper pad.  It’s hard to see in the pictures, but the shimmer spray adds a nice touch of sparkle too.  

Well, that's is for me today.  Be sure to stop by the Avery Elle blog for more information about the Spellbinder's Spring Fever Blog Hop and even more ideas and inspiration using Spellbinders and Avery Elle.  

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Beautiful, Katie! That is a gorgeous butterfly!

  2. Katie, Really liked this beautiful butterfly you created with the Spellbinders Die. And how you applied the color along with the shimmer spray great idea. :D I know your daughter loved receiving this on her trip. :D

  3. Gorgeous, beautiful, breathtaking - what an awesome card!! Love the butterfly - so full of bright, happy colors!! What a visual feast for my eyes!! Super impressive!!!


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