greeting cards

Butterfly over glitter cells

This card combines two shiny things: glitter kiss and Perfect Pearls. And I even got to use a bit of patterned paper.

I’d had a play with the glitter kiss, seeing how it covered straight to paper and through a stencil. I haven’t really figured out how it works yet — sometimes it seems to stick really well, laying down a solid covering of glitter, and sometimes it just glides across leaving virtually nothing behind, and it can even do both in one stroke… It is very pretty though.

I cut an irregular shape from a stencilled piece and layered it over some matching patterned paper.

The butterfly was heat embossed in white on vellum and then covered with Versamark and Perfect Pearls. That looked quite pretty, but it wasn’t strong enough to hold its own over the glittered cells so I coloured the back of the vellum with Sharpies.


  • stamps:
    Concord & 9th – butterfly beauty
  • stencils:
    The Crafter’s Workshop – mini cell theory
  • embossing:
    Wow! – super fine – bright white
  • colour:
    Cosmic Shimmer – glitter kiss – antique rose kiss
    Perfect Pearls – blue patina
  • paper and card:
    Papermill Direct – luxury artist watercolour
    Bo Bunny – paper pad – enchanted garden
    Anita’s – white vellum
    Hunkydory Adorable Scorable – cotton white


Online Card Classes – Sparkle & Shine

This card was made in May 2017 as part of the Sparkle & Shine class

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