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Flutterby Spring for the Discoverer


Flutterby Spring
By: Shelly Newkirk, Artist Guide

Finished card size: 4.25" x 5.50"

Butterfly (Penny Black)
Flourishes (unknown) *use any flourishes that you have on hand
White card stock (Georgia Pacific)
Maroon mulberry paper (unknown)
VersaMark (Tsukineko) or any desired color or type of pigment ink
Metallic pigment inks (Brilliance & Encore by Tsukineko)
Embossing powders - Clear and Midnight Violet (Moon Glow)
Coluzzle, any die cutter or punch that will create a circle


  1. On an A2 white card, stamp various flouishes with different metallic inks to create a background.  Stamp all over the whole front, even stamping partial flourishes.  Since metallic pigment inks dry very very slowly and I was in a hurry to use my background, I applied clear embossing powder to the entire card front.  Heat with a heat gun.
  2. Using plain white card stock, stamp a butterfly image with VersaMark and apply Midnight Violet two-toned embossing powder.  Use a heat gun to set the embossing powder. 
  3. Lay circular Coluzzle over image and cut. 
  4. Place your circular image on top of the mulberry paper.  Dampen one end of the Q-Tip.  Now draw a wet line about one-half of an inch from the edge of your circular image on the mulberry paper.  Gently tear the paper along that wet line.  It will be easy to see and should tear, leaving you a feathery fringe.
  5. Centering the circular image, attach it to the mulberry paper.  Now, glue these layers of butterfly and mulberry paper where you want it on your card (the card with the lovely flourish background you just made).


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