Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Card Set | Pink & Main - "Butterfly Sketches"


Today I'm sharing a sneak peek from Pink & Main's upcoming release - "Butterfly Sketches!" The May 20th release is loaded with lots of butterfly goodness and this large stamp set has seven beautifully drawn butterflies and wonderful sentiments! I heat embossed all of my butterflies on heavy weight vellum (with different powders) and added them to ink-blended backgrounds for this card set.

For my first card, I blended a panel with Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire and a bit of Black Soot Distress Oxides. The panel was sprayed with shimmer mist and spattered with pearl/white paints. When dry, I die cut the panel to an A2 size and then cut an inner panel to create a framed omit. Both of these cuts were glued onto a top-folding white card base. The sentiment was heat embossed and the vellum butterfly was adhered with a strip of Scor-Tape under the body. I finished the card with the NEW Crystal Gems! I love how the butterfly floats above the background and you can see through the wings!

I used Dried Marigold, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Inks for this panel and began with a light blend of each. Using the "Mandala Stencil", I added a heavy application of these same inks on top giving me a crisp pattern. The panel was sprayed with water, blotted and spattered with gold/pearl paint. I had used a brass embossing powder on the butterfly and embossed the edge of a piece of white card stock with this same powder to create the accent strip. This piece was attached to a top-folding A2 card base and the trimmed stencil panel was adhered on top. The heat embossed sentiment strip/vellum butterfly were adhered into place and I added a mix of the NEW Crystal Gems to accent the mandala pattern.

I used my leftover inks from the mandala blending to create my final card! I just sprayed the inks on my glass mat with tons of water and tapped an A2 panel onto the surface to create a random, smooshed background. I wasn't precise and finished it in about 30 seconds! Once the panel was dry, I stamped the large rose image from the "Roses" Stamp Set in the corner.

I stamped/die cut the same image from printer paper to create a mask and covered the rose on the panel. I placed the "Garden Gate" Stencil on top and randomly blended with the same inks to create a subtle pattern. Keeping the mask in place, I used the "Stained Glass" Stencil, pressed my VersaMark Pad directly through the pattern and heat embossed it with a gold sparkle powder. 

I die cut the rose image and backed it with six additional die cuts from light pink cardstock to create some dimension. The background panel was trimmed/glued onto an A2 card base and the rose was adhered into the omit. The vellum butterfly/heat embossed sentiment strip (Sunny Greetings Stamp Set) were attached with foam tape and I added some of the NEW Pink Crystal Gems. The contrast between the sparkling patterned background and the matte  rose coloration is really effective on this card!

Check out all of the great sneak peeks this week on Pink & Main's Instagram Page!


Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!


  1. Your butterfly cards are stunning,love the backgrounds especially the colour of the first one,hope you are well and enjoying better weather,still very mixed here

  2. Love the colours and how you created your backgrounds. Great taken on our Beautiful Bloom theme at Stamping Sensations. Anesha x

  3. Oh these makes are wonderful, what a great stamp set and love the colours you have gone for, Hazel xx

  4. These cards are so beautiful Rachelle! Love the inky background and the embossed vellum butterflies are so pretty!
    Tammy x

  5. I love how you have created the background on these cards - so pretty!
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  6. Wow, Rachelle! All of your cards are so pretty! Love how you've used the colours in our challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with the StampingPals!