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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Vintage Butterfly Queen

This is one of my newest Bombshell Stamps, Butterfly Queen.  I couldn't wait to play with her, in fact, I had the papers all picked out and waiting for her to arrive in my mailbox. My poor postman is becoming used to being stalked.  I am going to have to give that man something special for Christmas this year, Valium maybe?

At any rate,  I thought these papers gave my image a vintage look and I loved adding all the bling and flowers.  Homemade flowers are new for me but I think I am beginning to really learn their charm and they will be showing up more often.  I actually stamped this image in two different colors of ink.  I used a sepia for the main image and then I used Stazon for the paper pieced skirt.  The sepia ink just wouldn't show in the pattern.
I did two different wing styles before I settled on this.  The other was gold embossed and a rose metallic.  It just didn't fit the image in my head.  I did add the rose metallic to the spots on these wings though it is hard to see.  After I cut out my image and went to place it on the background, I decided it was too stark and added some flourishes in Milled Lavender Distress ink.

Bombshell Stamps - Butterfly Queen
Hero Arts - Flourishes stamp
K&Co. papers
Stazon ink
Milled Lavender distress ink
Archival ink sepia
Recollections bling
EK success flower punch
Martha Stewart punch leaves and doily
Sizzix flower diecut
Offray Ribbon


  1. Luv the "homemade"(homegrown??;-)flowers :-) wow, "this girl" looks like me! LOL, except i'm not a blondie! That girl & those papers perfectly match! Gorgeous card!!:-)

  2. I LOVE this! I've never made Butterfly Queen into a did it so well! Your paper piecing is awesome (So smart to use 2 different inks!). And the paper you chose is divine! I knew what paper stack it was as soon as I saw the card. The inside is great too!