Sparkle Birthday Butterfly

A bold stamp and some bold colours for this card today ... I initially planned to emboss in white, but it is a dull and dreary day in my neck of the woods so I was in the mood for some drama!  Using my Misti I stamped the background stamp off the page in black ink and heat embossed using clear embossing powder.  I sponged on the colour getting just slightly lighter near the edge.  I then stamped the sentiment.  For the butterfly, I stamped using the same method, but on water colour paper and painted with my aqua brush before die cutting the image.  I styled the butterfly slightly before attaching to my card. To finish I added Wink of Stella to the butterfly in a few spots, pretty IRL.
Thanks so much for visiting today.
Products:  Simon Says Stamp Emma Background Stamp, Stampendous PenPattern Butterfly Stamp and Die Sets, Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles Stamp Set, Neenah Cardstock, Fabriano Hot Press Water Colour Paper, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Cracked Pistachio and Abandoned Coral, Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Wink of Stella.


  1. Kia, this is gorgeous! I love this background stamp and really love the butterfly too (I have this set). Stunning card and beautiful colors! Hope you day is filled with some sunshine! Hugs! xoxo

  2. A stunning card! Recipient will love it! ❤️ good color combination, too!

  3. The colors are so striking and gorgeous :)


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