As promised, here's the card that Julie cooked up for our make & take project at Thursday's team meeting .. it was inspired by a demonstration she saw at the Stampin' Up! Convention in July:
First we stamped the butterfly from the "Strength & Hope" set onto vellum cardstock, using Classic (dye) ink, then we quickly dipped the image into clear embossing powder, heat set it, then cut it out.
Normally you need to use Craft (pigment) inks or VersaMark ink if you want to emboss an image, but this time we were able to use Classic (dye) ink! That's because vellum is non-porous so Classic ink doesn't dry as quickly as it does on regular card stock or paper - in fact you have to be very careful not to smudge the image before it's embossed.
We punched a window in the card front, then attached the vellum butterfly using Glue Dots in the wing tips.
The butterfly was stamped again on a piece of Whisper White card stock and positioned so that it lined up through the window with the vellum butterfly. Actually, now that I think of it, we did the white butterfly first and adhered it to the inside of the card - then we attached the vellum butterfly so that the two images lined up.(Yep, much easier that way, wink)
The flowers are from a new 2-Step set called 'Field Flowers" (pg 120, IB&C) and the ink colours are Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush, and Lucky Limeade - all three are In-Colours, which means they are current, trendy and hip ... and they won't be around forever, so if you like 'em, grab 'em!