Thursday 2 January 2020

Butterfly Media Magic

     This is made using the John Next Door's media plates along with the new stamps and dies. The media plates are an existing item and the new stamps and dies have been made to fit perfectly with them.
     Using Izink pigment inks I inked up the butterfly media plate and smoothed it out with a hard brayer. I have also used a spare piece of card to clean off the brayer, this will be used for another project.
     Using some of the same inks I have inked up some floral stamps and stamped them onto the media plate, then stamped that onto the card, this gives the illusion of flowers in the background.
     I have also used Versafine black and stamped some flowers on the card to look like they are growing in front of the butterfly shape.
     There are also a few small silhouette butterflies stamped in grey across the card.
     I trimmed the card ready to put on a black mat layer but before it was stuck down I made a small hole at the butterfly's head and stuck a flower stamen through, securing the stamen on the reverse of the card. This layer was then stuck onto the narrow black mat and then onto a wider coloured layer, before going onto an 8x8 scalloped card blank.
     The top butterfly is stamped in white ink onto vellum, the beauty of a stamp press is you can stamp more than once to build up the depth of ink, this one was stamped three times.
     Once dry the vellum was cut out with the butterfly die, each wing was folded along the join to the body and then the body was stuck down with a strong PVA glue.
     The back of the vellum was coloured with the same inks used on the media plate, so everything co-ordinates and with the body in place the stamens look like little antenna.
      A delicate vellum butterfly has a colourful shadow as it flies across the card. Media plates really are a great way to make backgrounds and with so many shapes available as well as a large rectangle the possibilities are endless.

Materials List    Available from your local craft shop
JLMP003  Butterfly Media Plate
JND110A  Bold Butterfly Stamp
JND109    Butterfly and Dragonfly die set
Hard Brayer
I-Zink pigment inks
Versafine Black Ink
Stix2 3D PVA Glue

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Craft Rocket - Something New
Moving Along With The Times - All Things New
Little Red Wagon - Never Before Used Schtuff
Simon Says Stamp - Something New


  1. Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely butterfly card with ‘Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog’; it fits perfectly with our ‘All Things New’ challenge theme. Hope you can join us next month for our new challenge. Diane Louise (Team Leader) xx

  2. This is terrific! Love the colors you've used. I'm not familiar with the media plates.

  3. This is beautiful!!

    Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT,

    Hugz Tinz

  4. This is gorgeous! Your use of the vellum was a brilliant idea. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Little Red Wagon!

  5. Beautiful card and love the 3-D gorgeous vellum butterfly.Thank you for joining us at Craft Rocket
    Carol DT x


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