Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Double D - Butterflies

Dear Ones~

Seems like forever since I have posted here on my blog. Summer has been busy.....and there is always the Covid lurking about. Today's offering is for the Double D Challenge. The theme this time is BUTTERFLIES!!! Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:
And here is my card:
I had a lot of fun making this card. My dear friend Ina shared a card she had made with this awesome background technique. She got her inspiration from THIS tutorial on YouTube. I just had to try it. But I took it one step further. After the initial embossing with various metallic powders, I put a couple of layers of clear powder over the entire panel. Then I sprinkled some WOW Metallic Gold Ultra High granules on top and heated those. They melted into the clear layer and gave a wonderful speckle effect. The background is super shiny. I got my inspiration for the butterfly from the beautiful Monarch in the photo.

The Ingredients:
GKD Black Card Stock
IO Rose Leaves Background Stamp
GKD Silver and Black EP
Ranger Copper and Clear EP
WOW Metalic Gold Ultra High EP
HOTP Art Nouveau Butterfly Stamp
HOTP Art Nouveau Butterfly Die
Stash Gold Card Stock

If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this fabulous die set by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions. And don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration. 

I'm so glad you stopped by, I adore your comments. They always make me smile. Please stay well and enjoy your crafting. Now head on over to Double D to see what's going on.

Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.  


  1. Your butterfly is glorious, that die cut is fabulous and your background is magnificent! WOW! Going to check out the video, thanks! xo~

    1. hahaha I must have watched part of this before as it started at the 4 minute mark

  2. What an elegant and beautifully artsy card this is Judy! I can just imagine how stunning the card is in real life. I'm off to check out the video as well. Hopefully I'll be as inspired as you were and I'll be lucky to be half as creative in my endeavor. This is so gorgeous!

  3. Exquisite and classy card lovely designing xx

  4. Absolutely stunning card with the beautiful butterfly and gorgeous background! Going to have to check out that video for sure!

  5. WOW this is just gorgeous! I will have to give that technique a try ... certainly love the outcome and thanks for sharing your additional little tweaks! Stunning butterfly and overall design!

  6. Wowzers! This is spectacular, Judy! Love the background and that die cut is amazing! The EP technique is something I will need to try.

  7. AWESOME!!! the butterfly is gorgeous and the gold makes it so elegant.

  8. Putting on the sunglasses for this one. I am sure that it shines and sparkles more than the picture shows. That butterfly is awesome and you are a genius to use it this way.

  9. Great background! The metallic powders really make a snazzy background. Love the butterfly and the dies! I went over to Double D and linked up a butterfly card! Fun, fun, fun!!