Stained Glass Rainbow Butterfly

Today I have an exciting announcement to make! I’m one of the newest mixed media card artists at The Mixed Media Card Challenge. I’ll be joining the mixed media card challenge design team beginning in July! To celebrate the announcement today I made a bunch of butterfly cards today. I had a lot of fun making all sorts of different ones!

IMG_6475editedI used a free/prize digi stamp from Stamplorations which I printed on watercolor paper. In the photo below the image is printed on watercolor paper. I’m going to play this at The Card Concept #37-The Butterfly Effect and AEI♥U Challenge #25 – Rainbow!

IMG_6457edited2I colored the image with my SU! markers, heated embossed the outlines in black and then heat embossed the entire image in clear. Then I blended on a rainbow, traced the square with a white gel pen and got a little crazy with a combination of Glossy Accents and white embossing powder. The sentiment is from Avery Elle’s Noel Stamp set. This may be the messiest mixed media card that I’ve ever made.  My CAS side is hyperventilating! 😉

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Melissa

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Smooshed Rainbow Butterfly

Today I have an exciting announcement to make! I’m one of the newest mixed media card artists at The Mixed Media Card Challenge.  I’ll be joining the mixed media card challenge design team beginning in July. To celebrate the announcement today I made a bunch of butterfly cards today. I had a lot of fun making all sorts of different ones!

Here’s one:

IMG_6468edited  I used a free/prize digi stamp from Stamplorations which I printed on watercolor paper. I colored my stamp press with  gelatos, added water and then pressed the ink onto the image. Then I added some Glossy Accents for dimension. I’m going to play this at FUSION’s {Bright Butterfly} and AEI♥U Challenge #25 – Rainbow!

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The sentiment is from Avery Elle’s Noel Stamp set.

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Melissa

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Peace, Love & Joy Rainbow Butterfly Stencil

Today I have an exciting announcement to make! I’m one of the newest mixed media card artists at The Mixed Media Card Challenge.  I’ll be joining the mixed media card challenge design team beginning in July. To celebrate the announcement today I made a bunch of butterfly cards today. I had a lot of fun making all sorts of different ones!

Here is a Freestyle Collage version:

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 For this card I used a Shower of Flutters – ARTplorations Stencil along with the corresponding stamp from Stamplorations. First, I sponged on a rainbow using Stampin’ Up inks. I love rainbows! What way did you memorize the 7 colors of the rainbow? Did you use an acronym like Roy G. Biv? Or maybe a mnemonic like Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain? Rainbows are beautiful and remind me of God’s mercy, kindness and grace. I have to force myself NOT to color every card with the 7 colors of the rainbow.

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Next I stamped with VersaMark. I used the back side of the Stamplorations butterfly stamps and then heat embossed in silver.  Then I spritzed on some Smooch Spritz. I’m going to play this at The Card Concept #37-The Butterfly Effect, SSS’s Monday Challenge: Stamp + Mist and AEI♥U Challenge #25 – Rainbow!  The sentiment is from Avery Elle’s Noel Stamp set.

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Melissa

P.S. Peace, Love and Joy, these words make me think of how much my family and I enjoy TobyMac’s music. Here’s a fun video for you to enjoy. I hope it makes you smile.

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Rainbow Butterfly – LOVE

Today I have an exciting announcement to make! I’m one of the newest mixed media card artists at The Mixed Media Card Challenge.  I’ll be joining the mixed media card challenge design team beginning in July. To celebrate the announcement today I made a bunch of butterfly cards today. I had a lot of fun making all sorts of different ones!

Here is a Clean & Graphic one:

IMG_6479edited I used a free/prize digi stamp from Stamplorations which I printed on SU! vellum. In the photo below the image is printed on watercolor paper. I’m going to play this at The Card Concept #37-The Butterfly Effect and AEI♥U Challenge #25 – Rainbow!

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IMG_6480edited I colored on the front side of the vellum with my SU! markers. The sentiment is from Avery Elle’s Noel Stamp set.

I also made a slightly different, more colorful version of this card where I colored on the front side of the vellum.

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Melissa

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Paper Piecing

Here is a card for AEI♥U’s Challenge – Paper Piecing.

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I have never used this technique before and I enjoyed it very much.

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Melissa

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Supplies:

Stamps: Avery Elle Noel (birds), Free Digital Stamp

Ink: SU Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Marina Mist, Wisteria Wonder

Paper: SU Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Whisper White

Tools: 1″ circle punch

Other: Versamark Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Foam tape, Uni-ball White Gel Pen