Cuttlebug Be Inspired #32–Butterflies

Wahoo! It’s Cuttlebug be Inspired Wednesday and this week our challenge was to work with either the Cuttlebug Cut and Emboss combo, Butterflies:

or the hearts:

Now both these sets absolutely rock! I chose to work with the Butterflies set. It’s best to cut out the shape first then pick an embossing folder but since there are so many different folders and techniques to choose from, I made a boxed set! (click on the photos to enlarge)


The cards are 3×3 and all use Spellbinders Inverted Scalloped Nestabilities to set off the butterflies.


For the box, I used Core’dinations white core cardstock and embossed the butterfly in the scalloped medallion. Then I brayered on Judikins Mica Gloss, New Penny onto the emboss and sponged the low lying areas to give it a slightly weathered look. In case you’re wondering the template for the 3×3 box can be found here and I just used Bazzill Brown CS.

Butterfly Details:
For the Purple card, on the butterfly, first I used White Daisy CS (CTMH) and used alcohol inks to give that nice splotchy look then I die cut the butterfly, then embossed. I added glue via a Quickie glue pen to the debossed areas and then added Cool Highlight Glitter Ritz Microfine Glitter aka. embossed burnished velvet glitter.

For the black card, I added Quickie glue to the debossed areas of the cut out and embossed butterfly and followed it with Grasshopper Glitter Ritz Microfine Glitter.

For the silver card, I used silver (SU) cs for the base. I cut and embossed Colonial White CS (CTMH), then sponged Grey Wool Ink (CTMH) and then took Silver Metallic Sakura Pen and went over the embossed areas.

On the terra cotta card, I took a copper piece of Spellbinders Craft Foil, cut and embossed it. Then I applied black, rust and red pepper alcohol ink on top.

The brown card uses the embossed burnished velvet technique as above and used Ice Blue Glitter Ritz Microfine glitter.


I was getting snap happy and trying to get photos that came out well, hence the card duplicates.
With the middle (green) card, Bazzill CS was cut and embossed then sponged Vintage Photo Distress Ink overtop then gave it a Shimmerz shine with Golden Wheat.

As you can tell, I was having loads of fun making these and what was even more fun was giving them away!
Be sure to visit my DT gal pals to see what wonderful ways they used these sets AND if you play in this weeks challenge you can have the chance to win one of these sets!! Now how cool is that? Head on over to the Cuttlebug Challenge blog to check it out!

I’m off to work on a card using a sketch or two, I really have to get on my Christmas cards as I’m getting behind from my plan! LOL

Thanks so much for visiting today!



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