I love when a project turns out exactly as I envision it in my head! I had been wanting to try die cutting and embossing vellum for quite some time and was very pleased with my results. I used Spellbinders Butterflies 2 die and the great thing about all Spellbinders dies is the embossing feature -- it turned out gorgeous on vellum, leaving a slightly white color to the embossing! Only Spellbinders dies has the embossing capability. I enhanced the embossing on the butterfly wings with Star Dust Stickles. The butterfly is attached by its body being glued with Beacon Adhesives' Zip Dry Paper Glue to the card and the wings left to flutter about!
The image underneath the vellum butterfly is the coordinating Spellbinders Butterflies 2 stamp image that was stamped with Ranger Adirondack Cranberry dye ink onto Stampin' Up's Vanilla smooth cardstock. The image was then die cut with Spellbinders Classic Circles and the Reverse Stenciling technique used -- this is simply attained by inking the die with Adirondack Cranberry pigment ink. The ink is then transferred to the cardstock during the cutting and embossing process (be sure to clean your die afterwards!). Then I heat embossed the ink with sparkly embossing powder.
The butterfly's background was splattered with R39-Garnet Copic Sketch marker using Copic's Airbrush System. Some Flame Dew Drop acrylic embellishments finish off the front of the circle and it is backed with thin chipboard (from a cereal box -- yes, your Spellbinders dies will cut through this thickness of chipboard!), to give it some stability.
The Fancy Pants felt swirl was originally bright red but I also airbrushed it with the same R39 Copic marker so it would match the butterfly. The standard A2-sized (4.25" x 5.5") card base is WorldWin's ColorMates Deep Racy Raspberry and the patterned paper is Fancy Pants Aged Florals. The paper edges were distressed and machine stitched to the card base. Some more Flame Dew Drops balance out the card on the lower right.
Check back in this week, I'll have two more Spellbinders projects to show you!