Big Butterflies – Stamping & Smooshing (no butterflies were harmed in the making)

Hi! I’m stopping in with a quick post on this hot hot hot 4th of July day in Germany!

I have 4 cards to share with you in the post. I used my new giant Swallowtail butterfly stamp from SU!! I have been wanting this stamp since I first saw it. I like it just as much as I thought I would.


I made a smooshed water-color bg paper first. Then for each of these cards I stamped with VersaMark onto the purple bg and then heat embossed in black,




IMG_7256editedand turquoise, respectively.

IMG_7283edited I’m going to play the white version card over at HLS’s July CAS: Stamping, Same but Different’s Challenge #10 and Virginia’s View Challenge #16: Stamping. I’m going to play the turquoise version at WAW’s #190.

I’ve got another post with more of the beauties, you can check it out here. IMG_7289editedThanks for stopping by!

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18 thoughts on “Big Butterflies – Stamping & Smooshing (no butterflies were harmed in the making)

  1. Beautiful butterfy. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, on our 190th Challenge. We appreciate you very much.
    Blessings, Carole

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  2. Those embossed butterflies look really great on your smooshed backgrounds, Melissa! Thank you so much for joining our Same but different challenge this time! Hope to see you again in the future πŸ™‚
    Hugs, Anja

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  3. Beautiful set of cards Melissa. Isn’t it interesting to see how different the images look in the different colours of embossing?? πŸ™‚ LOVE the smooshed backgrounds. xx

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  4. Oh wow Melissa! Your cards are gorgeous!!! The black one is probably my favorite one! ^_^ Thanks SO much for playing with us at the Same but different challenge!!! It’s always exciting to see what other designers create with the same stamp!!! So happy you joined us! Hope you can join in again after our summer break!
    Hugs from Switzerland!

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