May 14, 2019


Hi there!

Hello there!
Welcome to the May 2019 Release blog hop for Technique Tuesday.   You must be arriving from Norine's blog - you can always go back to the Technique Tuesday blog to start the hop, or come back here to start the loop-.  Here is a list of all the participants for your convenience:

Nathalie DeSousa   <<< you are here

I was so excited to receive the new Beautiful Butterflies Stamp set, as i love butterflies. So, i pulled my family album (Citrus Twist Kits exclusive) and decided to create a layout about my newest baby cousin.

To bring the colors in the picture forward, i started with adding a bit of color to the background. For this i used a compass to draw a circle on the layout, and then used Vicki Boutin art crayons and stenciling brush to add the blush pigment to the inside of the circle.  Next, using a paper piercer, a stitching guide was created around the circle.  Before hand stitching the entire circumference, i used the Threaded Crafting Dies to create a border around the entire edge of the layout.

The three butterfly images from the Beautiful Butterflies Stamp set was then used to create a series of embossed pieces on vellum.   I used clear, white and rose gold embossing powder to create the butterflies,  but used color ink to stamp the outlines, so that when the wings are folded up, a different color will show at the bottom of each butterfly.

Once all the butterflies were fussy cut, i started building the layout.  Once the picture was put in place, i used clear glue dots to adhere the butterflies around the circle.  The colors and sizes of the butterflies alternate so that there is movement in the page.

 To balance the layout, the title was placed at a diagonal position from the picture.   This was created by stamping one of  the Beautiful Butterflies stamp set sentiments on a tag -created with the Essential Stitched Labels Die.    A few more embellishments ( Blush collection from My Mind's Eye) and a few lines of journal complete this page:

I love how this turned out, and how easy it was to put together using the Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Set.   I hope this inspires you to check this and all the new releases at the Technnique Tuesday Shop.

Now it is time to join Seeka at her blog to be inspired by her beautiful projects!

Thanks for stopping by, remember you can always contact me with any questions.



  1. Love this Nathalie! You really couldn't pick a better embellishment for a layout like this! Well done!!

  2. What a gorgeous layout Nathalie! I love your color combo and all the dimension you've created with those beautiful butterflies :)

  3. Wow! How beautiful. Just love what you did with the butterflies on vellum. So elegant and lacy looking.

  4. Wonderful effect with the butterflies. What an adorable baby. Nicely done.