Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Growing In Unity Day 3: Gilded Butterflies


Hello Friends! Welcome to Day 3 of my Growing In Unity week. I apologize for this post going up later than usual. It is a busy week here! Does anyone else wish for more hours in a day or at least MORE energy in the day to get all the things done you want to? I hope I'm not the only one and if you find yourself in the same boat, allow me to say a prayer for you! So for today's card, I could not wait to use the April Whit Card Kit! It finally arrived and these stamps are just gorgeous. It's been awhile since I've played with gilding flakes, too and I forgot how much fun they are...even if I am trailing fairy dust around the house now. haha That stuff gets everywhere but for some reason I don't mind it as much as glitter!


This card evolved from just stamping the butterflies to get a sense of the detail to a full blow card front. I loved how they looked all lined up so much, I went ahead and colored their wings with a very simple yellow and orange color combo and then stamped the 3 small sentiments under each one...I love the message. I am pretty obsessed with the layout. I trimmed the panel down and added some red score tape to the edges to add the gilding flakes. I find this the easiest and simplest way to add gilding flakes to a project. I do have another idea I want to try so again, pray for some energy and time that I can do some experimenting today before tomorrow's post! 


After adhereing the panel on some of the pattern paper in the kit, I added Nuvo Clear Crystal Glaze over the butterflies for added dimension and shine. I forgot how much I love Crystal Glaze over stamped images. It just makes the coloring pop!


The best part of being a GIU Gal is being able to select two winners to receive 25 random stamps from Unity Stamp Co at the end of the week!!! So be sure to leave your comments on each blog post this week, k?

I won't be going live to share the making of this card on my YouTube channel today but I plan to hop on tomorrow morning with you to share this one and tomorrow's card so I hope you will be able to join me for a little coffee and crafting!

Until tomorrow, do something that makes you happy today!


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27 comments :

Marcy H. said...

Love your card! Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

I have my Whit Kit but have not done any gilding yet--hoping to get to that this week! Your card is lovely! Such beautiful coloring!

Jhays said...

This is a super cool card. Love those butterflies!

Ab7699 said...

Love how you used those butterflies!!!

Kim Chastain said...

❤❤❤ This is beautiful.

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful card! I have flowers just for butterflies. I love to watch them. Thank you for sharing.

Glennis F said...

Gorgeous card, Thanks for the tip about using the gilding flakes, I have some tucked away somewhere!

EM said...

Beautiful card❤️ Crystal glaze might need to check that out

Phaline Mays said...

So pretty! I will watch your replay. I will be working during the day.

Linda said...

Your card is pretty and I bet even more “in person”. Love the butterflies’

Linda Abel

Vannessa Osbourn said...

Such a lovely card!!

karen adams said...

Bright, beautiful card!❤️

Karren Grayson said...

I love your color choice, the yellow is perfect. Great Job.

Debra Dekock said...

This is so gorgeous! Love everything about this card and layout!

Becca Yahrling said...

This is a beautiful design and I, too, love the message. The gilded flakes on each side really take the card to an elegant level. It's a beauty!

{S} said...

This is stunning! I thought it was a wall hanging.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the shine and colors on the butterflies! And a beautiful touch with the gold borders! So pretty!

Robyn Bystrom said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. This is my favorite so far.

ParentesFantom1 said...

Love it, love it, just love it!

stamping sue said...

Pretty butterflies!
thanks for sharing
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Rhonda said...

Definitely going to have to check out your YouTube channel so I can learn some of these techniques you are using! Love it!

Natasha V said...

This is so beautiful!!!!! Love how you added the tape and then the flakes!!!!! Gorgeous

Denise S. said...

The gilding on the sides makes a wonderful mat and I love how the butterflies are lined up vertically.

Bamabell said...

I love butterflies...these are soooo pretty!

Sande said...

Gorgeous card and love the yellow/black theme. I need to add some new things to my stash and the tape and gilding flakes are top of the list.

Michelle said...

I love the shiny butterflies and the gold sides.

livinglifenc said...

beautiful card.

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