Sunday, 27 January 2019

DT Inspiration - Pretty Butterflies

Hello there, it's Sarah P sharing some butterfly DT inspiration today.

Despite having nothing in particular to inspire me in creating these cards as my mojo is a little lacking at the moment I decided to simply grab my Uniko stamps and flick through to find any sets I didn't feel I'd shown enough 'love'!

I didn't need to flick very far through them to reach the English Country Garden Butterflies set.

It's an older one but totally classic so first up 2 very similar cards using simple stamping of the 2 mini butterflies, using both the outline and block images although slightly off-set with the embossed outline stamping on the first one.

I've teamed both of these cards with sentiments from one of the brand new sets; Wonderful Day, released just before Christmas.

The stamping on this next one uses both outline and block images but with a tone on tone effect, which isn't showing up too well in the photo. I've also applied some tonic shimmer to the butterflies and IRL I can assure you it really does shimmer!

To create a completely different look with the same set I've used the Emboss Resist technique for the next 2. 

First up the butterflies are stamped with Versamark ink before heat embossing with white embossing powder from Hero Arts. Once the embossing was cool I've blended Distress Inks over the top in probably my favourite colours (Mustard Seed, Fossilised Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet). 

To finish I white heat embossed a collection of sentiments from the BIG & BOLD Hugs and BIG & BOLD Hello sets

I was having so much fun with the resist technique with inky blended background that I decided to make another card, this time using the larger butterfly stamp and blending the colours in reverse. 

Hopefully you'll feel inspired to have a little crafty play time with your own stash. Have a fabulous weekend and thanks for calling by the blog today!

Sarah x


  1. Butterfly beauties Sarah! So good to have your wonderful inspiration back at Uniko. Love them all of course, but the last two with all that gorgeous blending really capture my heart.

  2. Love all these butterflies ! Can't wait to see them again flying in the garden ! They are all beautiful but I especially love the first card with the gold embossing, it reminds me these gorgeous china mugs with this kind of design. Fabulous !

  3. I do love a butterfly card and these are gorgeous Sarah. :)


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