Butterfly corners

I mentioned last week how much I like the new Social Butterfly set from Penny Black. It is funny though how I keep gravitating to the smallest stamps in the set.

This little butterfly corner reminds me of Art Nouveau tiles and decorations. To create this card I stamped the corner six times in versamark and embossed in black before sponging each corner with a different Memento ink.  I realized after that I could have just embossed the corner on six different colours of cardstock; might have been more straightforward don’t you think?

I cut each corner out and arranged them on a strip of ivory cardstock which I popped up on an ivory card base before adding the ‘Smiles’ from the Petal Party set.


Stamps: Petal Party,  Social Butterfly (PB)
Ink: Memento  New Sprout, Tangelo, Danube Blue, Summer Sky, Dandelion, Lulu Lavender & Versamark (Tsukineko)
Also: Black e.p.

10 Comments on “Butterfly corners”

  1. megote says:

    je viens souvent vous voir ici.
    j’aime votretravail et l’harlinie de vois couleurs..bravo!!!+++++++++++++++++++

  2. Valerie says:

    Love everything about this Heather, it looks enameled:)
    Val x

  3. Maureen Chandler says:

    This is a very cool technique – thank you so much!

  4. Maureen Hayes says:

    I know what you are saying about using colored card stock, but I think it turned out prettier this way! I know it was more work, but it is truly lovely.

  5. Nan G says:

    Love it! Inking is better than colored paper. 🙂

  6. Pam says:

    Your creative thought processes are truly BEEE-U-T-FUL!! You give me almost ALL of my ideas for my stamp club now!! Of course, I do give credit where credit is due!!! Thanks soooo much for sharing!! Hugs

  7. Laura Jane says:

    This is BEAUTIFUL Heather!
    Like cathedral stained glass windows.

  8. Lindsey says:

    LOL on your sponging vs coloured cardstock! Perhaps this just means you never need to buy coloured cs again? This is very reminiscent of art nouveau — love it!

  9. Marja says:

    heather this is brilliant. What a beautiful idea. The butterflie-corners are marvelous.
    Lovely greet

  10. Margaret says:

    Nice card! It reminds me of stain glassed windows.

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