Monday, 31 July 2017


Hello and welcome...
I love this 'stained glass die' from the Stained Glass Collection - Butterfly by Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions, and have enjoyed a little play with it trying out different backgrounds

This card is a 5" square, top folding note card.  I blanked the four sides with masking tape then applied  'worn lipstick' Distress Oxide Ink with a blending tool to the exposed area

I love how these oxide inks have a gorgeous smooth 'chalk' look when applied to card stock

I die cut and embossed the butterfly stained glass die on gold mirri card, applied Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Acrylic Glue/Creative Expressions, to the back of the die cut and placed it over the coloured area on the base card

I added a little glue to the centres of both flowers and replaced the gold centres

The second card is a 6" square

I cut purple card slightly smaller than 6" and embossed it with the 'Linen' Embossing Folder by Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions.  I added double sided tape to the back and adhered it to the card

Next I die cut an embossed a piece of white card stock with the butterfly die, then cut another piece of card the same size as the die and covered it with a piece of double sided adhesive sheet

I removed the backing paper and carefully added the die cut to the card

I covered two thirds of the image with the backing paper to mask the first application of glitter and then sprinkled Cosmic Shimmer Polished Silk Glitter in Silver Chrome to the exposed area and burnished in the glitter

Next I moved the backing paper further down the card and sprinkled the Polished Silk Glitter in Lavender and burnished that into the card 

Now removing all of the backing paper I sprinkled Golden Sand Cosmic Shimmer Polished Silk Glitter to that area and this was also burnished in

I cut a small piece of white card, stamped the sentiment 'Have A Happy Day' (from my stash) with a StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad by Ranger.  Added this to a slightly bigger piece of purple card then added this to a slightly bigger piece of white card.  I adhered it to the card and added one purple gem to it

On reflection I would not have added the lavender glitter this way but you live and learn

Card 3, another note card measuring 9cmx15cm (I can't find my half inch symbol on this programme lol)

I die cut and embossed  again, this time with silver mirri card and cut another piece of white card to fit exactly to it

A piece of double sided adhesive sheet was applied to the card, the backing removed and the die cut was adhered to it

Very carefully I added Rose Copper Polished Silk Glitter to the butterfly, Ice Blue Polished Silk Glitter to the larger flower and the leaves then Lavender Polished Silk Glitter to the smaller flower

The remaining exposed areas were covered with Golden Sand Polished Silk Glitter

I chose a sentiment from a new set of stamps by AltEnew, 'Crafty Friends' that said "Do Something Creative Every Day'..... which I thought  appropriate! T
he sentiment was stamped with StazOn

The final card is another note card, 4"x5"

I cut a smaller piece of black card and adhered this to my base card

I added a piece of double sided adhesive sheet to a piece of white card, slightly larger than the size of the die and die cut and embossed it

I sprayed adhesive to the back of the design then adhered it to the black card

As you can tell I used 3 of the polished silk glitters, Golden Sand, Rose Copper and Silver Chrome.  I must say that if I were to replicate this again I wouldn't cover the side panels with the 'rose copper' glitter, I would only add this colour to the centre as shown and continue with the gold and silver

This is the card that, after I added the sentiment to the side of it I realised I had the card upside down.... too late was the cry to change it LOL

I hope to see you back here at 10am to find out who won this Saturday's card

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x


  1. They do look great and would be good for posting too, xxx

  2. These are gorgeous June! The same die yet they all look very different. Changing the background on each one is a brilliant idea! Love them all. hugs x


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