Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Flutter and Glitter

This one's all out Imagination Crafts, I've used one of their stencils and Black Stars Sparkle Medium, which is actually a very dark blue shot with lots of other colours, it's much more glittery and pretty in reality than I could capture with my camera.
 I simply spread the gel over the stencil onto yellow card, if you haven't tried Sparkle Medium before, I urge you to give it a go, I don't work for Imagination Crafts, nor am I on their DT, I just think it's a great product, much easier to use than pastes, and its soooo glittery.
I decided to make a butterfly embellishment for my card, so I used the mask and Sparkle Medium in the same way over a small portion of the stencil, then, once dry, I cut the butterfly out, added colour with Mustard Seed and Black Soot Distress Inks, then sprayed with Spray and Shine to glaze.
To finish, I added a sentiment which I stamped in dark blue ink using a Papermania stamp, and matted up into a hand cut fishtail banner, topped with two blue gems.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Imagination Crafts - Anything Goes - Products used - Black Stars Sparkle Medium, butterfly mask
Craft Your Passion - #211 - Up in the Air - Things That can Fly
Crafty Cardmakers - #115 - It's a Bugs Life
Hobbycutz - #45 - Glitter
Suzy Bee's - #26 - Wings
Crafter's Cafe - #60 - Glitter
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Things with Wings


  1. Absolutely gorgeous Wendy, and you definitely couldn't get any more focal than all those gorgeous butterflies!

    Thank you so much for sharing with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  2. wonderful colour combo and gorgeous butterflies Ginny x

  3. Do you folks have a fb fan page? I seemed for one on twitter but could not discover one, I would really like to develop into a fan!....Cardsharing Server

  4. Hi Wendy - so glad you're enjoying the IC products - they're brilliant aren't they and so easy to use. Your card is gorgeous and thanks so much for joining our challenge this month! hugs rachel x

  5. Gorgeous Design, Thank you for joining us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge blog,it is much appreciated, I hope you will join us again next week for another fab challenge....
    Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge Blog

  6. Fabulous card Wendy. The sparkle medium is wonderful isn't it.
    Thank you for entering my challenge over at CCM&M.
    hugs Kimx

  7. Wonderful card Wendy, the butterflies are gorgeous, love the your colour combo too, a very classy card, Kate x

  8. A beautiful card. Hugs, Claire x

  9. LOVE all the butterflies! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘THINGS WITH WINGS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  10. Fab card. A great way to make the butterfly embelishment as well.

  11. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 26 'wings' - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  12. Oh WOW, Wendy this is stunning hun, stunning colours and LO, hope you continue to enjoy using IC products and we see you again soon, thank you for sharing with us, good luck xxxx

  13. Lovely card and I just love the background. It has came up beautifully on the yellow card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and more.

  14. so stunning wendy.fantastic colours and sparkle and i love your butterfly ;D

    xx coops xx

  15. This is really lovely, and I can only imagine how sparkly it must be in rl - glitter never seems to show its sparkle in a photo!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

  16. beautiful background may have to give that paste a go! Thanks for sharing at CCM&M Cindy (DT)

  17. This is beautiful. Love that butterfly popping off the page. Thanks for joining us at CYP! HUgsxx

  18. Absolute a fantastic card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Hobbycutz. Good Luck...
    Crafty hugs


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