For yesterday’s OCL sketch challenge I got out my new set In Flight. It is so pretty.

I started by cutting an oval with Petite Oval Nestabilities out of Solar White Neenah cardstock. I sponged it with Wild Honey, Peeled Paint , Fired Brick and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I scribbled Glossy Accents over part of the oval and pressed a piece of a page from a dictionary page over the glue and let dry. Then I ripped the rest of the page off and sponged over the library piece. Last I covered the entire oval in Rock Candy Distress Stickles.

Next I stamped the dotted background and swirls over the oval in Jet black Archival ink. I also stamped the big  background in the upper center of the cardstock. I stamped it again on grunge paper. I cut it out, sponged it with Peeled Paint and Chipped Sapphire and then added Peeled Paint and Broken China Distress Stickles.


The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Ruby Red cardstock. The edges were sponged with Aged Mahogany Distress ink and the bottom corners were rounded. A  3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Laundry Line Designer Paper was stitched to a 3/16″ bigger piece of Basic Black cardstock.

The horizontal layers started out as 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ piece of White cardstock. They were sponged and stamped. The black piece was punched with the Martha Stewart Deco Shell Border Punch. The sentiment was stamped in Jet Black Archival ink and punched out with Stampin’ Up!’s large oval punch. The edges were sponged first with Wild Honey, then with Aged Mahogany Distress inks. Tiny Tinkles were added as a flight tail behind the Butterfly.

The 1/2″ wide Silk ribbon started out in ivory. It was sponged first in Vintage Photo, then with Aged Mahogany. The dotted background was stamped all over the ribbon. After it dried it was tied into a bow with Bow-Easy and attached to the card with glue dots.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful Easter weekend! Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

23 Responses to “Distress Stickles Butterfly”

  1. OMGosh Beate….. this is so beautiful! I’m such a sucker for butterflies and I just love what you’ve done with this.

  2. Oh my goodness Beate…this is pure eye candy! Thank you so much for telling us the detail of it, so we can semi re-create it…my computer didn’t let me get in your blog for a while, and I think I have a lot to catch up with! Hugs….Eva

  3. Beate!
    I really enjoyed catching up on your blog this morning.. What AMAZING project and tutorials you have created.. The Box for Rebecca, the Butterflies and flowers that blow your mind.. All projects are a work of ART for sure.. Thanks for sharing..


  4. WOW WOW WOW was für eine traumhaft schöne Karte, die Farben sind der Hammer und die Gestaltung PERFEKT wie immer.

    Herzliche Grüße
    von Anke

  5. I’m lovin this card, especially the oval background, but I’ve got to tell you . . . that butterfly is absolutely GORGEOUS!

  6. Gorgeous. LOVE the rich collage look.

  7. Amazing, Beate! You just blow me away with your talent! 🙂

  8. Absolutely STUNNING, Beate! Love what you did with the dictionary page…so COOL! That butterfly is gorgeous…ah, heck, what am I talking about?! The whole THING is gorgeous! Happy Easter! 🙂

  9. Wow…a distressed masterpiece! Love the colors you used, and that butterfly is gorgeous!! have a wonderful Easter!

  10. Beate – love what you did with the dictionary page – really adds some grunge to this piece and your butterfly just jumps right off the background! It’s a fluttery beauty!

  11. Wow!!! This is stunning! Love the way you created the background design with the dictionary papers. That shimmery butterfly and the rich deep colors…LOVE it all!

  12. OH my word, that sparkly butterfly is FANTASTIC!! Another stunning card, Beate! LOVE your stuff!

  13. Oh my! I just can’t stop staring at this! So many details to absorb!

  14. This so pretty!!

  15. Beate,
    This is so perfect. I really like the colors. It is so super.

  16. Happy Easter Beate!! How gorgeous!!! That butterfly, the bling, the ribbon…all of it is just perfectly done, perfectly laid out and just perfect!

  17. WOW WOW WOW! Just GORGEOUS Beate!! Man… I can’t stop looking at it! AMAZING!! 🙂

  18. so pretty, love the colors and sparkle!

  19. This is STUNNING Beate! The colors are AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING! LOVE this!!!

  20. All of these projects are Absolutely AMAZING Beate!!! WOW! Just Gorgeous



  21. The colors on this card is amazing! I love the richness and the awesome details. Beeeeeautiful!!

  22. This is sooooo pretty & sparkly…and I love the colors as well!! Gorgeous, Beate!!

  23. That butterfly is stunning! Love the color combo as well 🙂

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