Saturday, August 7, 2010

Embrace Life Chalk-Popped Butterfly Card

This is a very simple card that uses the sweet Embrace Life stamp set. I used the chalk popping technique to add color to the butterfly. First I stamped the butterfly on the card base using Versamark Ink. Then I added some chalk from CTMH’s Summer Chalks to the wet ink. The chalk sticks to the ink. It is like magic when the image appears. I love this technique.

After I chalked the card, I did the same thing on a piece of vellum and then cut it out. I glued the butterfly’s body to the card and lifted the wings up to give it some dimension. Isn’t the sentiment sweet? The inside says, “don’t let it get away.”
If you have never tried the chalk popping technique, be sure to try it. It is fun and super easy! Just a little FYI, all of CTMH’s chalks are retiring at the end of the year and are only available while supplies last.

Also, don’t forget about the amazing online sale going on now. It ends on the 11th. There are still tons of great products left at HUGE discounts! Click here to start shopping the sale now.


  1. Love it! Hope you don't mind that I put a link to your blog on mine.

  2. Absolutely simply gorgeous! You rock.

  3. Beautiful card! You did a great job chalk-popping, and the vellum 3D effect is awesome.

  4. So beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your technique!