April 17, 2015

With Brave Wings She Flies

Hi there!
Today I am sharing a very special birthday card I made for my daughter's 19th Birthday.

I was inspired by a card that Tammy Tutterow posted on her blog. I just loved the quote and thought it was perfect for my daughter who is just finishing her first year of college and has done so well.

For the background, I coloured one side of an embossing folder with some Gellatos. I sprayed the folder quite liberally with water and ran the paper through the Cuttlebug. I used a wet paintbrush to blend in any white areas that the Gellatos didn't colour and let it dry.

Once it was dry, I tore the edges, and used my Distress Tool and Vintage Photo to make it look grungy. I stamped the butterfly with Archival Ink and filled in the blue with Gellatos and a water brush. Then to give it a little shimmer, I used a Wink of Stella brush pen.
This is such a fun technique and I love how I started with a white piece of cardstock and finished with this dramatic card.
Thanks for looking!


  1. Such a fabulous card the embossing technique! Your daughter will love it!

  2. that is GOR-JUSS!!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!