Shimmery Vellum Butterfly

By Isha



  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko: Encore Ultimate Metallic: Bronze, Green, Pink; Fantastix
  • Vellum
  • Hero Arts Background Stamp
  • PTI Butterfly Die



1. Die cut circle and use as mask on the black mat layer.

2. Stamp the background using Encore Green, Pink and Bronze. While inking, make sure to overlap the ink colors slightly so they will blend – don’t worry, the color won’t transfer and hurt the other inkpads.


This is how it looks after stamping. Notice the shimmer!


3. Die cut the butterfly from vellum.

4. Color the vellum with a Fantastix inked with Encore Bronze.  Use a heat gun to speed up the drying time.

5. Assemble card as shown and add embellishments as desired.

Metallic Dreams


  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko: Memento: Desert Sand; Encore Metallic: Bronze, Copper, Champagne, Purple, Pink, Green; Versamark Dazzle: Frost; Walnut Ink spray: Terra Cotta; Embossing Powder: Clear; InkBlushers
  • Stamps: Stamp-It Australia Dreamer Collection: ‘Take Flight’ and ‘Dreamer’ (from Crafter’s Companion USA)
  • Cardstock: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth White (from Crafter’s Companion USA); Bazzill (base only)
  • Other: Ribbon (May Arts); Floral Wonder 8×8 embossing folder (from Crafter’s Companion USA and/or Crafter’s Companion UK); random clips


Step 1: Stamp largest background image on white cardstock using Versamark ink. Pour on clear embossing powder and heat set (tip: heat from underneath cardstock).

Step 2: Sponge Encore Metallic inks on using InkBlushers. Buff ink off of embossed background using clean paper towel.

Step 3: Repeat the embossing process with the sentiment image. Sponge Encore Metallic ink on with InkBlusher and buff off with a paper towel again. Apply different Encore Metallic ink directly to edges of panel from ink pad.

Step 4: Stamp extra images on white cardstock with Encore Metallic inks. Fussy cut. Spritz all images with Walnut Ink.

Step 5: Emboss card base and rub Memento ink pad directly onto raised portions. Adhere all elements to card base as desired.

Video Tutorial Double Feature

We’re featuring an Encore! Metallic Ink double feature today here on the IMAGINE Crafts Blog!  Get inspired with some new ideas and techniques that two of our Artists In Residence are here to share with you today.


Baerbel shares with you this easy technique of coloring lace with Encore Ultimate Metallic inks for stunning results.


Savannah shows how to create this subtle metallic watercolor technique using Encore! Ultimate Metallic inks with Ink Potion No. 9

A Week of Inspiration with ClearScraps: Day 2


IMAGINE Crafts is proud to feature projects created by our Artists In Residence this week using products from ClearScraps.  We hope you enjoy the creativity our team shares with you this week!

Here are today’s projects:


Isha Gupta



Nancy Hawes



Penny Ward


If you’ve missed the other projects this week please visit the IMAGINE Crafts Blog.