Thursday, August 23, 2012

thursday...butterfly tutorial and a RAK!

Welcome everyone! Today I'll be sharing with you how to color your stamped butterflies using color gelatos!

  • Color Gelatos
  • Butterfly Stamp
  • Black Embossing Powder
  • Embossing Ink
  • Heat Tool
  • Rhinestones
  • Stickles

Step 1. Stamp your butterfly image using embossing ink onto a white cardstock and emboss using black embossing powder.

Step 2. After all the butterflies have been embossed, choose your Color Gelatos set. I chose the blue/purple set.

Step 3. Scribble over the butterfly's wings a different shade of blue. We will do all the centers purple to get them to coordinate with each other.

Step 4. Using your index finger, rub the blue to smooth it out and using a different finger, rub the purple to blend it with the blue. Do this with each butterfly.

Step 5.  Fuzzy cut them and lift up their wings.

Step 6. Add stickles and rhinestones to their centers as desired.

Since I had 6 gorgeous butterflies done already, I made a mini card set with them. I just love how vibrant the color gelatos are!

Do you want to win this mini card set??? I'm giving it out as a RAK to one of my followers who comments on this post! I'll choose the winner on Sept 1st!

I hope that you try this technique not just on butterflies but on other shapes as well. These color gelatos are so versatile and add gorgeous and vibrant color to your projects!


  1. Oh my goodness Amy, these are amazing!! I have a ton of butterfly stamps and now I need some of those color gelatos!!

  2. I love your butterflies! Your cards look great with them on top!

  3. What a lovely idea!! These butterflies are absolutely gorgeous!!! Love it so much!! They look fantastic on your cards!

  4. Gorgeous!!! Where can I get color gelatos?

  5. Great tutorial for these amazing butterfies and what gorgeous cards you created with them - an entire set!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  6. Love your butterflies. And they look great on the cards. Thanks as always for sharing.

  7. You are so conscientious and clever when it comes to making your own embellishments! These are soooo pretty!!

  8. How beautiful are these little cards Amy. The Color Gelatos certainly add a vibrancy to the butterflies, how clever. Thanks for the inspiration... Hugs xx

  9. They are beautiful and thanks so much for showing them. I have a set of gelatos but have only used them once. Maybe this will inspire me to get them out this weekend.

  10. Marvelous! I just got some Gelatos and I really want to try this project
    Diana Ramsey


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