How Can You “Resist” Butterfly Basics?

I’ve been a little gun-happy lately. Heat gun, that is.

ferns01I love using Stampin’ Up!’s heat gun. It heats up so fast!!! I used it here to emboss these cards with both white and clear embossing powders.

I couldn’t decide which version I liked the most, so I’m posting all three.
What’s your favorite???

Step One:
The ferns at the top of the page were stamped with Versamark and then embossed in white. I sponged Marina Mist and Wild Wasabi over the ferns and wiped off the excess ink that was resisted by the embossing. That’s always a fun “oo, aahhhhh” moment for me. In retrospect, the same effect could have been achieved using clear embossing powder instead of white since the cardstock is white.
And by the way … that’s how you “resist” Butterfly Basics. See what I did there?

ferns02Step Two:
I stamped the greeting at the botttom of the page with Marina Mist. Aren’t the greetings in Butterfly Basics beautiful? I love the script font. Very elegant.

Step Three:
Ferns were stamped within the white section with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. I left them as is. Clear embossing on Whisper White cardstock has a watermark effect that I really like.

Step Four:
Tie the ribbon around the white cardstock and then finish assembly by adhering it to the layers of Whisper White or colored cardstock.

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5 thoughts on “How Can You “Resist” Butterfly Basics?

  1. I can see why you couldn’t decide, they are all pretty. I love the crispness of white, so my favorite is the center one.


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