Butterfly Meadow Card Workshop ~ Part 1


This workshop shows how to do a reverse stamping technique to make a full butterfly & will continue with different ideas such as making the larger outer frame to shadow & showcase Sue Wilson `s new dies.


 Why not use different inks for an Easter Theme.

Butterfly Meadows Easter Version


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Sue Wilson Butterfly Meadow part 1


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Shopping List

Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Sue Wilson Dies Granada Spanish Collection : CED1207

Sue Wilson Dies Lattice 3D Finishing Touches Collection : CED1404

Stamps to Die For … Butterfly Meadow Pre Cut Stamp : UMS552

Foundations Spearmint Green A4 Card : 41010

Black Gloss Card or Foundations Black Card : 40071

 Clear and Resist Ink Pad  : CRPAD

Cosmic Shimmer Arctic Black Aurora Embossing Powder : CSEPARCBLK

Tim Holtz ~ Worn Lipstick  :  DPWORNLIPS , Mowed Lawn :DPLAWN   Mustard Seed Distress Marker : DMMUST

Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Ink : DPPEACOCK

Creative Expressions Teresa Collins 8” x 8” Paper Pad : CRE8X8

  Self Adhesive Sticky Sheet  : ADHA4

Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels Icilcles :CSGJICICLE

Grime Boss : GB30 & Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3

Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT & Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE


Step by Step Instructions

Select the butterfly meadow stamp which is part of a range that has been designed to work alongside the Sue Wilson`s new die range. Swipe a piece of cream card with an anti static bag.


2 Place the stamp onto an acrylic block as it is already mounted and precut with UMount. Ink the stamp using the clear & resist ink pad or Perfect Medium.


3 Press the stamp onto the cream card. Press firmly to achieve a solid image. Try using a closed embossing powder pot to run& press across the back of the block.


4 Tip the arctic black embossing powder over the clear ink & gently tap away any specks of powder before the image is heat set.

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5 Heat set the embossing powder using a heat tool. This embossing powder with give a wonderful sheen to the image.

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6 Now ink up just the butterfly with the clear ink & stamp it onto a piece of plastic. Here the outer area of the cracker template has been used as it`s a strong piece to stamp on.


7 Lift the stamp & place the block back down on a scrap piece of paper. Rest the just stamped piece on top of the block as this will give some cushion in the next step.


8 Press a piece of foundations card onto the inked plastic and press firmly over all the image. Alternatively use a brayer over the stamp to create a reverse stamped image.


9 Add some of the arctic black embossing powder over the tacky image. Remember to be as quick as you can as the image won`t be as wet as a normal stamped image.


10 Tip away the excess but be careful not to flick away to much of the embossing powder. Now heat set the image with the heat tool.


11 The image will often not appear as strong as a normal stamped image. If doing just a stamped & not embossed image then this can be sorted by using a grey ink for the 1st main image & then a black for the 2nd reverse stamp. In this  project a Perfect Medium black pen will be used to sharpen the image.


12 Go over the lines of the butterfly with the black medium pen & then tip the same arctic black embossing powder over the butterfly & heat set.


13 Cut out the butterfly wings & the body as this will be used later on to make a whole butterfly embellishment.


14 Now secure the outer die from the Granada Dies Spanish Collection with some low tack tape. Take some time to get the frame evenly spaced around the outside of the stamped area.


15 Cut & emboss the piece through the Grand Calibur or other die cutting machine.


16 Now just emboss the frame on a piece of black card without cutting it out first.


17 Embossing the card will leave  an embossed impression either side of the main cut line. Use this outer line to cut around as this will make an extra mat for the cut stamped panel. This technique works well with less fancy edges as it is easier to cut out.


18 Use a permanent black pen & just tint the edges of the card if there is a white core showing. This isn`t necessary if the card is double sided.


19 Now the frame can be coloured to match your project. There are 2 ways of doing this with the distress ink which can be by placing the stamped panel back into the die & using a piece of cut`n`dry foam with distress ink on around the edges & into the edge of the stamped piece.


20 Alternatively just use a piece of cut`n`dry foam & pick up the distress ink  and go around the edges of the panel with it not in the die.



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One Response to Butterfly Meadow Card Workshop ~ Part 1

  1. Paperjunkie says:

    These dies and stamps are so clever! This is a lovely way to use them. I have been collecting the dies but so far only have the stamps to go with the classic bows. There is something about a silhouette image that’s so elegant. Fabulous card Suzanne – thank you. X

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