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More Brusho butterflies

Blue and green butterfly


I wanted to have another play with the Brusho colours to see whether I could get a lighter, brighter finished look. I also wanted to test out the matching dies.


The butterflies were stamped with Versamark and clear heat-embossed. I knew I was going to be die-cutting these so I didn’t need to be careful where the water went when wetting the watercolour paper. I added the Brusho colour with a very light hand and used a brush to move it around into the corners. Once they were dry I die cut them out.

For the light blue card:
I die-cut three stitched squares and stacked them on the card base, adding the smaller butterfly on top. It was finished off with a few sequins. There is no sentiment on this card, but one could be added at a later date when I decide what to use it for.

For the dark blue card:
I stamped the sentiment on the diagonal in Versamark to give a tone-on-tone effect. I glued the butterfly in place and added a few sequins. The final touch was to draw a stitched line around the edge of the card.

Red and yellow butterfly


  • stamps:
    Stampendous – penpattern butterflies
    My Favorite Things – spotlight sentiments
  • dies:
    Stampendous – penpattern butterflies
    Lawn Fawn – small stitched squares
  • inks:
  • colour:
    Brusho colours
  • embellishments:
    Doodlebug – sequins – assorted
  • paper and card:
    Daler-Rowney – the Langton – watercolour paper block
    Neenah – solar white
    Papermill Direct – plain navy
    Papermill Direct – plain ocean blue
    Papermill Direct – plain black

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