Glass mat or media mat
Cardstock in Aqua/Turquoise color range (3 3/4”x 5”)
Gel pen (I used a Teal shade but Gold, Bronze, or Copper could work too)
Embossing reinker or pad (FSJ)
Heat Tool (Heat It-Ranger)
Stencil (Grand Greenery-Simon Hurley Create)
Foam squares (Icrafter)
Gold Foil paper (FSJ)
Metallic brown layering weight cardstock
Butterfly Dies (A Pocketful of Happiness)
Pennant Dies (Die’sire)
Stamps (A Pocketful of Happiness)
Center aqua cardstock onto sticky mat. Place stencil over the top, securing it to the mat by the overhanging parts of the stencil. Use a gel pen to trace the design outlines of the stencil then go around again this time creating a jagged outline. Remove stencil and heat set gel ink.
Using the edge of an embossing ink pad or using an embossing ink reinker and a toothbrush, add strokes of embossing ink across the aqua panel leaving some areas dry.
Option A-Add a very light layer of white embossing powder over the embossing ink. Brush a good portion of it off following the strokes with the toothbrush. Heat. Repeat the process again using clear embossing powder in place of the white still leaving some areas dry.
Option B- Add clear embossing powder over the embossing ink. Use a toothbrush to remove a bit of the powder using light brushstrokes.
Using brown ink and a media mat or glass mat add ink to the mat and spritz with water to create a small puddle. Smoosh the aqua panel, embossing side down into the puddle several times. Add ink directly from the pad to the edges of the panel (make sure there is no unset embossing powder residue as you don’t want to spoil your ink pad). Spritz with water to soften any hard lines. Allow to dry.
Stamp sentiments onto kraft cardstock using black ink. Die cut or cut into pennants. Adhere to the card using foam squares.
Die cut butterflies and glue the layers together.
Center and adhere the aqua panel to the gold foil cardstock. Add the layered panel to the metallic brown cardstock. Add the butterfly to the card using foam squares. Adhere the layered panel to A2 cardbase. Add embellishments.
A tutorial video for these cards can be found on my YouTube Channel