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I have been a Stampin' Up Demonstrator for almost two years now, and when I signed up it was just for the starter kit and discount on products........ I never imagined it would snowball into being a business like it has. I am a new Mummy to my little boy, Isaac, who is almost four months old now. I am spending my maternity leave enjoying watch him grow up, becoming his own little person, and also trying to build my business up. Stampin' Up! have amazing products and I would love to share my crafting passion with as many people as possible. I am always putting through orders, so if you need anything, or just want some information or advise, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you want to try before you buy, then check out my classes and get booked on.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Butterflies, butterflies, everywhere!

It's Sunny Sunday - at least I hope it will be!

The Less Is More challenge this week was all about lovely Butterflies!
I thought I'd use the opportunity to try the Emboss Resist technique.  I used the All a Flutter a la carte stamp and inked it with Versamark and stamped randomly over a piece of Whisper White card.  I used clear embossing powder and used my heat gun to melt this.  I then grabbed my brayer, it's first outing, and inked it with Pink Pirouette and ran the brayer across the whisper white card.  Once I'd got the coverage I wanted I used some tissue to just rub over the embossed butterflies and take off any excess ink.
The sentiment is from the Level 2 Hostess set - Something to Celebrate, and is again inked with Versamark and then embossed with white embossing powder.

Simple, yet really pretty.

The Details: 
Card / Paper - Perfect Plum / Whisper White
Stamps / Ink - All a Flutter / Something to Celebrate / Pink Pirouette / Versamark
Embellishments - Clear and White Embossing Powder
Tools - Brayer / Heat Gun / Stampin Scrub and Mist / Trimmer


  1. Great job on the embossing, Julie!! That white really stands out well on the pink background!

  2. Love this it's so pretty xx Jan

  3. Pretty card Julie
    i love the pastel peach with black, one of my fav things to do!
    thank you for entering
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

  4. Beautiful card!I've only recently started braying but its a lovely effect! x

  5. A very pretty card Julie. Jo

  6. There is a blog award for you over on my blog:


  7. Pretty card and super colours


  8. Lovely card, love those embossed butterflies! You're not far from me, I live in Thatcham!

  9. Your embossed resist butterflies are fab. x

  10. Very pretty card. XOXO Zoe

  11. Love this colour combo and the embossing really stands out - lovely!
    Stacey at 8

  12. Love the gloosy look to the butterflies, great card :0
    jenny x

  13. What a pretty card!! Love the technique you used...lovely(I will have to try that with a brayer:)!)...it turned out simply lovely:)!!