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 Hello Friends

I hope you all had a good week. I am slowly getting back into the swing of things after being gone almost a month.  Although I can't get over how cold it is here in New York. The wind chill goes right through you.  I hope it warms up a wee bit soon :)

So on to my card for today's Friends with Flair over at Unity Blog. I went with another pink and grey theme today. I got to ink up the Nov 2013 Kit of the Month for this card. I just love this kit especially the sentiments and this butterfly stamp is just amazing.  If you know me you know I LOVE to emboss. It really is addicting. I was in Michaels craft store last weekend and picked up this crazy embossing powder. It is light pink in color with large and small parts of glitter through it and I just had to have it. I wanted to try it out with this butterfly stamp.

 I started off with some white card and sponged distress ink in two different colours. I used the pink Victorian Velvet on the top and the grey Weathered Wood on the bottom. I stamped the butterfly with VersaMark ink and then covered it with this glittery embossing powder. I heated it with my heat tool and then cut it out. The butterfly looked too plain and I think it needed a little something extra so I got some rhinestones but they were not matching the way I wanted them to. So I wanted to emboss them too :) So I VersaMarked the rhinestones and covered them with the same embossing powder and heated them up. They did warp a little but they did emboss pretty well and I put them on the body of the butterfly.

I sponged the sentiment with the same two inks and stamped it straight on to the card base. I glued the body of the butterfly to the card and left the wings loose to give the illusion of it fluttering off the card :)

I have also entered this card into the following Challenges
Feeling Crafty Challenge 24 - Butterflies
Emerald Faeries Challenge 51 - Things with wings
Created with love challenges - C73 Winged things

Thanks for visiting have a blessed day :)


  1. Very pretty card. Love the pink with the gray.

  2. Beautiful card Mandi. That embossing powder/glitter is so pretty.

  3. This is gorgeous Mandi. Love the look of that embossing on the butterfly. So pretty. :)

  4. Love the white background to make that GORGEOUS butterfly really stand out! This is an amazing card Mandi! :)

  5. Gorgeous sentiment, Mandi…love your color choices as always!

  6. Lovely CAS style card and that butterfly is stunning. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you next time
    ~ Denise DT ~

  7. Gorgeous CAS card! Love the sentiment! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Winged Things Challenge!

  8. Great CAS card! Love the gradient inking.

  9. I saw this card on Facebook and I'm here again to say , it's just STUNNING! Love the sparkles - too bad we don't have it here. Gorgeous colors!!

  10. Love the butterfly, I may need that powder

  11. Great card. Love the sparkle on the butterfly. Thanks for joining our Winged Things Challenge at Created With Love Challenges

    Created with Love Challenges

  12. Great card. Love the embellishment of your butterfly. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Love the butterfly, really pretty color.
    thanks for joining us at created with love challenges. Good luck
    Caroline dt

  14. The butterfly is lovely! Great sparkle. :)

  15. What a pretty card. Love the butterfly!

  16. That embossing powder is beautiful and your card is great. Love cas!

  17. Very pretty! What a gorgeous butterfly you created! :)

  18. This is so pretty & delicate looking x
    Thank you for joining in our challenge (Feeling Crafty)
    Good luck xxx


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