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Make Your Own Embossed Vellum Butterflies

Hi everyone! This is Bev and today I get to introduce you all to Nathalie. In this blog post, Nathalie shares some ideas about how to make heat-embossed vellum butterflies. Her gorgeous layout will inspire you to make some vellum butterfly accents for your next card, scrapbook page, or decor project! (If you'd rather watch Nathalie's process video, hop on over to our website!)


Hi there! I am Nathalie, and I am so excited to have been invited to be a guest designer here at Technique Tuesday. I love stamps because they are one of the most versatile tools when memory keeping, and this month’s new releases - the Beautiful Butterflies stamp set and the matching Beautiful Butterflies Silhouettes stamps - were the inspiration for the layout that I am sharing with you all today.


To start this layout, I created a series of labels using the Essential Stitched Labels Dies with different patterned papers. The idea was to create a column of labels that loosely resembled a tiled background. However, I did not glue the labels to the background immediately.


Using color inks to match those of the papers, a series of images from the Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Set were stamped onto vellum. I chose to emboss all the images using different colored embossing powders so that vellum butterfly accents have a two tone look on them. Since the color ink was used to stamp the images, the underside of each vellum butterfly has a different color from the embossed side. These were all fussy cut and set aside. (Instead of fussy cutting you could use the matching Beautiful Butterflies Crafting Dies to cut out your vellum butterfly accents.)


To construct the layout, the Beautiful Butterflies Silhouette stamp was used to create silhouette images of the butterflies around the labels in coordinating colors to the ones used on the vellum butterflies. Some of the stamped butterflies were added before gluing the label to the background while others were added to already adhered labels. To each silhouette, the coordinating embossed vellum butterfly images were added with glue dots, so that dimension was created on the wings.


To finish the page, a few embellishments were added to some of the labels, and around the picture in clusters. The title was then added by using one of the labels created with the Essential Stitched Labels Dies and a sentiment from the Beautiful Butterflies stamp set.


I hope this has inspired you to use the new Beautiful Butterflies and Beautiful Butterflies Silhouettes on projects of your own. I am sure you will love the results.



What a beautiful layout! The lovely embossed vellum butterfly accents make the whole project seem so light and ethereal. I hope Nathalie has given you some ideas about how to make heat embossed vellum butterflies of your own!


P.S.     Memory Keepers Studio members... we shipped the Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Set to you in your May auto-shipment.

Not a member? You can order these stamps and die individual now. Or for a limited time you can save 10% when you buy the Beautiful Butterflies Bundle. The bundle includes the Beautiful Butterflies stamps, the Beautiful Butterflies Silhouettes Stamp Set, and the Beautiful Butterflies Crafting Dies.

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What a fantastic idea!
Those butterflies really bring
the layout to life!

Beautiful layout! Love the vellum butterflies!

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