Sunday, October 14, 2012

Layered, Embossed Butterfly Tutorial ~ ScrapThat!

I hope you are having a lovely weekend!! I had the chance to go scrapbook with friends Saturday and had a lovely time.

I would like to share a tutorial with you for the Layered Embossed Butterfly I created to use on the Love of My Life layout I created with my October ScrapThat! Kit.

The stamp included in the kit is gorgeous, but wasn't quite a fit with the photos I was planning to scrap, so I thought I'd use the butterfly on the stamp to create a sweet little embellishment for my page. Here's how I created it:

1. Gather Supplies

Embossing Powder - Copper and Gold
Kit Stamp
Kit Ink Pad
One larger or two small paper scraps from kit (only one small scrap pictured)
Scissors - my favorite fussy cutting scissor are any of the EK Success "Scissors.

2. Ink up the butterfly portion of the stamp. If you have embossing ink in your stash, it will give a more crisp image, but the Prima ink pad worked just fine.

3. I mixed two colors of embossing powder together - copper and gold. You can use any color or combination of colors that work with your page, or if you want your ink color to shine through, you can use clear embossing powder. The prima ink dries quickly, so have your embossing powder open and ready to pour onto the stamped image immediately. If you are working with embossing ink or other slow drying ink you will have more time to work with.  Don't worry if you have complete coverage with the powder - that will add to the charm of your butterfly. You will need to stamp and emboss the  butterfly portion of the stamp twice.

4. Heat emboss ~ while the powder is still hot and melted, quickly add another layer of embossing power, tap off any excess and heat again. You can do this several times to build up the embossed image. I used three layers of embossing powder on these butterflies. 

5. Fussy cut around the embossed butterflies using sharp scissors or craft knife. 

6. Trim off the antennae from one of the butterflies. Take the one with the best embossed image and bend the wings forward and curl the wings with your fingers. I find that a small paintbrush can be helpful to curl the wings. Using super sticky tape or glue of your choice, adhere the bodies of the two butterflies together. Here is the finished embellishment:

And my layout using the
Layered Embossed Butterfly:

These butterflies are super easy to make.
I hope you'll give them a try!

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Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments. 
~ Blessings ~


  1. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww!! This is GORGEOUS!!!! I love love love love the colors, the folded back paper, the butterflies you made are just AMAZING!!!!

  2. Stunning page and a great tutorial...thankssss.

  3. Beautiful layout with amazing butterflies!!

  4. So beautiful...thanks for sharing the step-by-step.

  5. Sweet! I am always a little nervous with embossing are I rarely use that technique. Thanks for the tutorial :)

  6. What a gorgeous butterfly!! It looks so delicate and beautiful on the page!! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!! Happy Sunday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Awesome tutorial and AMAZING, AMAZING page!! I can't believe you have never been published before, your work is just gorgeous!!!

    I hope all is well. Sorry we have been MIA, life has just been so busy lately.


  8. Very pretty butterflies. They accent the paper perfectly.Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  9. Another amazingly beautiful page! I adore that photo. What an awesome perspective! Love it! Thanks for showing your process!

  10. A beautiful layout Tracey starting with the photo.

  11. Absolutely gorgeous as always and thanks for the tutorial!!!

  12. wow love the butterfly!! awesome tutorial!!

  13. Such a lovely page, Tracey, and an amazing tutorial. Thanks!!!

  14. Such a lovely page, Tracey, and an amazing tutorial. Thanks!!!

  15. Beautiful LO Tracey...thanks for the butterfly tutorial too- love it!
    Alison xx

  16. Beautiful Tracey! And a great idea I must use - I have so many unused stamps!! Thanks so much!!!

  17. Gorgeous Tracey! Lovin' all the shimmery gold detail especially that beautiful butterfly!


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