I started by die cutting several butterflies in white card, there are nine in this strip. Using an odd number, ensures that there is one in the middle with an equal number on each side. I splattered each die cut, with various colours of Distress Stain. I kind of stuck roughly to symmetrical splattering, as the idea of butterflies having symmetrical patterns on their wings, is something that was imprinted on my mind in my earliest schooldays!
closed it up and ran it through my Big Shot embossing machine. After removing the butterfly, I sprinkled on the gold embossing powder and heated with my heat tool. The embossing powder sticks to the deep embossed spaces where the Versa Mark ink was pressed into the surface from the embossing folder. Don't worry if some ends up on the raised patterns you can remove it with a small dry paintbrush, or leave it for added texture.
ePlay 'Embossing Challenge'. If you haven't seen this yet, follow the link here and you'll see some fab work by the eTeam, as well as some wonderful entries by the participants. The challenge doesn't end until the last Thursday in August so you've got loads of time to get involved ! I hope you like my butterfly bunting, if you fancy having a go at something like this, You'll find plenty of supplies at Kim's fabulous eclectic Paperie Shop. If you are lucky enough to live close by, you could pop into Kim's 'bricks and mortar' shop, if not everything you need can be accessed by the touch of a button or two at the eP online shop. Click on any of the following products to be transported straight there! Until next time, happy crafting and enjoy the rest of the summer ! x