Thursday, April 21, 2016

You Make Me Happy

Good Morning!

An itty bitty card to share with you today.  This will be entered into the Challenges at Stamp TV, Size Doesn't Matter, WOW! Embossing Powder and Simon Says Monday, Butterfly Beauty.

This card measures only 3.5 x 4.5 inches.  I finally opened that jar of Texture Paste I bought way back when.  Using a PTI Hexagon Cover Plate die cut as a stencil,  I smeared on a good amount of the paste.  While it was still wet I doused it in some Gold Embossing Powder and let it dry overnight, then I heat set the powder.  It did bubble up a bit here and there, but I was able to smooth them down with my fingers.  It's kind of cool and full of wicked texture.  This was all done on a Spellbinders Decorative Label 8 die cut.  

Cheery Lynn Butterfly 6 die cut, which I ran through my Mini Minc with Gold Foil.  I also traced the die itself on to black card stock to create a backing.    The sentiment is from Gina K Designs, Baskets Of Happiness, which was also heat embossed in Gold Powder. 
I'll have to do some experimenting with the Texture Paste....I'm just so pleased I finally opened it!
Thanks for coming by!


  1. I love texture paste.

    Have you checked Catherine Pooler' s blog? YOU WON!!! Congratulations!

  2. Wonderful use of that texture paste. It's gorgeous, very clever to use the embossing powder. And I love that you did it on that tag, so pretty. And then, of course, there's that beautiful, shiny butterfly. LOVE how it came out with the Minc. Just stunning, and all in a sweet little package.

  3. You inspire me. I totally forgot about using my Minc. Left it home this winter. That gold butterfly of so elegant on the texture of gold. Really lovely combined with the black. Love this cute little card.

  4. Love the gold butterfly on your card and the beautiful die cut border. Thanks for entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  5. Yes, you brought out the embossing paste, and what a wonderful job you did with it, Love the gold embossing powder idea, and the gold foil butterfly. Fabulous design my friend.

  6. Another beautiful card. Love the textured background and gold butterfly.

  7. Donna, what have I been doing with my time lately??? I am so behind on your blog. Great job with the texture paste and I love that beautiful gold foiled butterfly. Beautiful card my friend.

  8. I am such a chicken when it comes to using black, but you have NAILED IT! I love the way you framed the whole thing out with the delicate curls and flourishes and the honeycomb shape in the background is fantastic. And that butterfly is a shop-stopper! This card definitely makes ME happy, so thanks for always doling out the inspiration!