Saturday 11 June 2016

MHK Designs - Acetate Butterfly

     This months designer inspiration for MHK Designs is using Butterfly Wisdom to make acetate butterflies. I have seen something similar before but wanted to try and make my own.
     On one A4 sheet of printable acetate I got nine butterflies, with better placing and various sizes I could have got a lot more out of my sheet.
     Two butterflies have been coloured using alcohol markers, the pens don't appear to react with the printer ink once it's dry. All the colouring is done on the rough, printed side so any possible marks won't show when it's turned over to the shiny side. Both butterflies have been fussy cut with only the base one keeping his antenna, the top one has been scored down either side of it's body and had it's wings bent upwards. The two are stuck together along the body only with red line tape, it's very sticky and perfectly clear so doesn't show through.
     The image is from Easter Blessings, it's been coloured lightly with watercolour pencils, die cut and shaded with Distress Ink Broken China.
     The backing paper is from Christmas Past paper set, I've used my photo package to alter the colour. Believe me when I say it's not difficult, one click on a colour change button, nothing to mess up and your original image is unharmed!
     All that was left was to use the red line tape again to stick the butterfly to the image. It will lay flat for posting and for UK postal rates it's a standard letter.
     Thank you for calling in and I hope that this will encourage you to play around with your digi images to see what you get out of them.
     Come and join us at MHK Designs challenge blog where you could win a digi set to play with just by playing along.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything With Patterned Paper


  1. Wow, love the dimension on this and how it looks so realistic! Beautiful! Thanks for joining our challenge at crafting with friends, good luck and hope to see you again soon! x

  2. Love the butterfly - they always look so much better on acetate!

  3. SO beautiful! I love layering this way! The way you colored the acetate is brilliant!

  4. OH my goodness, Rocky! What a totally stunning card! That butterfly is AMAZING--and the dimension totally rocks! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  5. Fantastic dimension. Your butterfly is positively beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
    Margaret, DT


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