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Distress Oxide ink Blended Vellum Butterfly Mini Slimline Card Tutorial

Thank you so much for joining me for this Vibrant Rainbow Watercolour Brushstroke Gem A2 Card Tutorial, Let's jump right in.

I started by creating my mini slimline base and layers, for the base, I like to make mine 6 by 6 inches and scored at the 3-inch mark, I cut my black matte to 1/8th of an inch smaller than the base and the panel to be 1/4 of an inch smaller than the base. I used four colours of Distress Oxide ink on my panel in Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flaming, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry, working between the colours until I was happy with how the blend looked. I splashed on some perfect pearls to add extra texture to the background.

I used my die-cutting machine and cut each butterfly out three times, once with a heavyweight vellum to act as the base, once out of iridescent vellum for the highlights and finally out of the same black cardstock I used on the bodies of the butterflies. After I adhered the layers of the butterflies together, I played with the layout until I was happy with how they looked. I adhered the layers down and then just the bodies of the butterflies so that they would be able to move on their own and add a little more interest to the card. For a final touch, I added the Satin Blanc Pearls around the butterflies and called this card done.

In side news, I opened my Etsy shop!! I have a discount code if anyone wants to order some of my Chunky Floral Alphabet stickers. The Code is THANKYOU10 I hope you will give my shop a look and let me know what you think of the stickers!!

Thank you so much for taking this quick look at my Vibrant Rainbow Watercolour Brushstroke Gem A2 Card Tutorial. If you would like a more in-depth look please check out the video below, I also have a complete supplies list in case you want to know exactly what I used. I hope to see you again very soon!!


White 110lb Cardstock (Base) (SSS) (SB) (Amazon CA) (Amazon USA)

Black Cardstock (SSS) (SB)

HammerMill Cardstock (SSS) (Amazon CA) (Amazon USA)

Bazzill 40lb Heavy Weight Velum (SSS) (SB) (Amazon CA) (Amazon USA)

Lawn Fawn Pearlescent Vellum (SSS)

Tim Holtz Brushstroke Butterflies (SSS) (SB)

Tim Holtz Glass media mat (SSS) (SB) (Amazon CA) (Amazon USA)

Tim Holtz paper trimmer (SSS) (SB) (Amazon USA)

Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Ink (SSS) (SB)

Kitsch Flamingo Distress Oxide Ink (SSS) (SB)

Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink (SSS) (SB)

Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink (SSS) (SB)

Blending Tool (SSS) (SB) (Amazon CA) (Amazon USA)

Domed Foam (SSS) (SB) (Amazon CA) (Amazon USA)

Nuvo Deluxe Glue (SSS) (SB)

Art Glitter glue (SSS)

Fine Glue Tip (SSS)

Mini Mister (SSS) (SB)

Perfect Pearls Powder (SSS)

Score Buddy (SSS)

Teflon bone folder (SSS)

Tim Holtz Remanent Rub on tool (SSS) (SB) (Amazon CA) (Amazon USA)

Grey Reverse Tweezers (SSS) (SB) (Amazon CA) (Amazon USA)

Tim Holtz Craft Pick (SSS) (SB)

Studio Katia Embellishment Wand (SSS) (SK CA)

Studio Katia Embellishment Tray (SSS) (SK CA)

Studio Katia Satin Blanc Pearls (SSS) (SK CA)

Sizzix Switch Die cutting machine (SSS) (SB) (Amazon USA)

Sizzix Standard Multi-purpose Base (SSS) (Amazon CA) (Amazon USA)

Sizzix Glitter Cutting Plates (SSS) (SB)

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