July 11, 2016

Hi there,  I'm  sharing another  project with similar features to  my entry for Global Design Project Challenge today. 

This time I used the little butterfly stamp  in  Grateful Bunch Stamp Set  to show you how I make layered vellum butterflies. I think these are  very simple and effective embellishments for your paper craft projects .  I hope you like them!

I used  1" circle punch + 1-3/ 4 circle scallop punch by Sampin' Up!  sorry this one  is retired now but you can use instead the new Layering Circles Framelits  Dies by Stampin' Up!   amazing value pack that includes  8 circles dies and 8 scalloped circles dies ( each kind from 1" to 3" inches) so you get pretty much all the standard sizes required for card making.

Vellum Butterfly tag in Delightful Dijon ink and cardstock
Vellum Butterfly in Water Melon Wonder ink and Cardstock
Vellum Butterfly in Bermuda Bay ink and cardstock

I stamped the butterflies on watercolor paper and on vellum with water based Stampin ' Up! inks. for better results please allow the ink to dry on the vellum for a while (over 5 minutes).

 Those stamped on vellum were hand cut using scissors then  I overlaid them one on top of each other  and using my sewing machine I apply a few stitches in the center of their wings. 

Glue or glue dots  can also be used  to assemble this butterflies. I just like the way the paper folds over the stitches so I prefer to sew them, it makes a pretty butterfly or wings. 

TIP: to stamp on vellum or glossy surfaces, including glass, I   use Jet Black Stazon ink as it dries fast and produce a more delicate, crisp and defined images and fonts. With slow drying inks the minimum wobble of the stamp on the card stock will spoil your work.

Archival inks are a bit thicker so the fonts will look  a bit bold as well. 

Supplies summary

  • Watercolour paper, vellum
  • Stampin Up inks and  Stampin' Up craft ink  (whisper white ink).  
  • Embellishment: metallic Silver Thread. 1/8 gold ribbon.
  • Stamps and tools:

* 16 dies
* size of the dies from 1" /2.5cm to 3" /7.5cm inches
* Use with Big Shot

I  really hope you enjoyed my project,  If you would like to place an order for any of the products used in this post  or any other Stampin' Up! supplies, simply click HERE  to go direct to my online shop 24/7.  

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Thanks for stopping by and do not hesitate to  leave a comment. I would love to hear form you! 
X Bibi

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  1. Thanks for sharing how the 2 black inks react to vellum. Really pretty tags.


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