Friday, October 2, 2015

Ombre Butterflies

With a little help from the wax paper in the kitchen cupboard, Ombre Butterflies was created.

To make the background, a piece of wax paper was run through an embossing folder. Then, the wax paper was sandwiched between to shets of glossy paper. Because the wax is on both sides, this will make two backgrounds. Now, iron your sandwich to get the wax to resist when you apply the ink to the glossy paper. Then one piece of paper was brayered using a Kalidescope ink pad. Take a paper towel and rub the paper to make the white shine through. I absolutely love the look the background has and did not want to cover much of it up.

Butterflies were staped and fussy cut.

Here is another look

Stamps used: STAMPlorations
Die used: Tim Holtz

Ombre Butterflies is linked to:
Simon Says Monday
House of Cards
Time Out Challenge
Word Art Wednesday
Work It Wednesday
Craft Stamper Magazine


  1. This background is amazing and I think you were so right not to cover it up. Thanks for joining us at TO

  2. I still want to know how you do this! You were totally going to show me! Maybe next week when you come for a visit?! ;) I don't own an iron though. It's super cool and thanks for sharing at STAMPlorations!

  3. Hi Jerrie
    What a beautiful effect. Looks like batik.
    Your link for House of cards actually links to another blog so if you can kindly link to House of Cards we will happily accept your lovely entry to our challenge.
    Best wishes.
    Ang ... HoC DT

    1. Whoops, got it fixed! Thank you for letting me know.

  4. You know what?? That's the best excuse I have heard to get my iron out since it's last crafty excursion. This is just beautiful. We can't get wax paper in Europe like you have in the US but luckily I do have a roll that I use sparingly. I will be giving this a go cos it's such a beautiful effect. Hugz

  5. Jerrie, this is BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE the fabulous images, texture, and colors you've used here! I LOVE this amazing technique, too! Totally stunning! Thank you so much for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  6. this sounds like a really fun technique on this fabulous card! i love the butterflies and the die cut piece behind them; beautiful colours - just like the inspiration photo! thank you so much for playing along with us at the house of cards!
    linda HOC DT

  7. This is beautiful Jerri! Your background is stunning and I love the added butterflies, fantastic technique! Thanks so much for joining us at House of Cards!
    Tammy x

  8. Great background. Definitely going to have to give it a try. Thanks for joining the fun at Time Out.

  9. Wow, love love the background. Stunning tecnique and design. Thank you for joining us at the Craft Stamper Challenge :-)

  10. What a lovely effect, I use wax paper to die cut with but never know what to do with the waste (which we can't throw away can we!) I'll have a go at trying this

  11. GREAT!

    Thank you for joining us in the Craft Stamper challenge!
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

  12. GORGEOUS and so BEAUTIFUL!!! Those butterflies look poised for flight and are so very endearing!!! Your background is gorgeous and so perfect for your amaing butterflies!! Have a wonderful day - thank you for making AND sharing this beautiful delight!!!

  13. Absolutely gorgeous background - definitely worth taking out the iron :) Perfectly complemented with those pretty Autumn butterflies! Thanks so much for taking the Time Out to play along with us! Jill

  14. Gorgeous card .... love the background! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ...... good luck! Linda xx

  15. Fab technique, Jerrie - that background is so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Stamper :)

  16. Really gorgeous card! Love the amazing background. Thank you for sharing at STAMPlorations.