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Wednesday’s Card: Shimmer Butterfly

Shimmer Butterfly

Hi All!

Hope you’re having a great week. Today I used my metallic blue gelato and the Gorgeous Grunge set by Stampin’ Up! This set is really becoming my go-to set right now! I used it on some scrapbooking pages this weekend and I also created some snow on a Christmas card with it (more on that card later).

The butterfly and tile die are both by Memory Box. I couldn’t resist buying this butterfly stamp – so pretty!

Here is a close-up of the shimmer created by the gelato. You can see how the blue dots on the paper are really sparkling. I used the gelato for stamping as well as coloring, so you’ll see two different ways to use it in the video.

Shimmer Butterfly




To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set
Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grunge
Memory Box Cocoa Bean Butterfly Stamp
Butterfly Stamp
Impression Obsession Script Stamp
Impression Obsession Script Stamp
Hero Arts Everyday Sayings
Everyday Sayings
Memory Box Piestra Tile Die
Piestra Tile Die
Faber-Castell Metallic Gelatos
Metallic Gelatos
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Big Brush Pen, Cobalt Blue
Big Brush Pen, Cobalt Blue
Hero Arts Soft Granite Shadow Ink
Soft Granite Ink
Stampin' Up! Basic Gray Cardstock
Basic Gray Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Paper Piercer
Paper Piercer
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
Stampin' Up! Black Embossing Powder
Black Embossing Powder
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Ranger Liquid Pearls, Buttercup
Buttercup Liquid Pearls
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
Stampin' Up! Mini Glue Dots
Mini Glue Dots


  1. wrote on October 9th, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Valerie Gee

    What a great haul! It makes me want to go shopping! LOL!

  2. wrote on October 9th, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Valerie Gee

    Aaaaaaand obviously that was *supposed* to be on your haul video. I guess I need more coffee this morning! HA! I have that blue metallic gelato, but haven’t used it ever… even though I’ve had it for at least a year. I think it’s time to bust it out and give this a try, because that butterfly ended up GORGEOUS!

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. wrote on October 9th, 2013 at 10:40 am


    So very pretty…love those blue butterflies. Thanks for the gelato tips.

  4. wrote on October 9th, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Robin in WA

    Beautiful card!!!

  5. wrote on October 9th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Casey Thrush

    Beautiful and easy what a great combo!

  6. wrote on October 9th, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Maria A. Rodriguez

    Oh Darlene, how gorgeous!! Love the way the gelatos blend, how amazing!! The Gorgeous Grunge stamp is also fantastic, it can really add a lot of beautiful detail to your cards. I love butterflies and this one is so pretty, thank you for another awesome video.

  7. wrote on October 9th, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Virginia P

    Thank you for another great card and video. Love the butterfly, gelato technique and Wednesdays’ videos, so helpful. Only have a few of the big brush pens and not blue, may have to order that color. Know that I do need the Grunge set from Stampin’ Up love the effect that they give. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. wrote on October 9th, 2013 at 2:45 pm


    Very pretty! Love the shimmer. Great looking card!!!

  9. wrote on October 9th, 2013 at 3:03 pm


    Awesome Awesome card – thanks for the tutorial !

  10. wrote on October 9th, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Peggy K


    Just an FYI, if your liquid pearl does form a peak, tapping the back of the paper a few times will get the peak to settle down a bit. But you need to do that right away!

    Darlene, you inspire me!

  11. wrote on October 9th, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    marcelle baldwin

    Another fabulous card, you give me so many ideas! Thanks!!

  12. wrote on October 9th, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Terri (blindstamper)

    Very pretty! Liked the tip about gelatos first, then big brush to blend.

  13. wrote on October 9th, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Loll Thompson

    Hi Darlene. LOVE this card. Your butterfly is so gorgeous – love the color and the sparkle … and the pearl accents are perfect. Thanks for the video. I’ve heard of Gelatos before, but didn’t know what they were. Loll xx

  14. wrote on October 13th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Teresa R.

    A great card! I love the way you used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. I bought that set with masculine cards in mind. Thank you for the different ideas on how to use it.

  15. wrote on January 29th, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Robin in WA

    Hello Darlene,

    I was wondering if the Pitt pens are the only ones that will work over the gelatos? I wouldn’t mind getting the gelatos, but have copics and don’t want to invest in more pens. What do you think?

    • wrote on January 31st, 2014 at 9:27 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Robin, someone else asked me that question at some point. I tried the Stampin’ Up! markers, and they also worked!

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