ISC Flutterby – Tutorial & Blog Candy

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I have a little butterfly action for you on today’s tutorial and also I’m giving this card away as blog candy.

All you need to do to enter for a chance to get this card is leave me a comment here on this post.  If you are getting this blog update by e-mail and you wish to comment, please click this link that will take you to my blog so you can comment for a chance to win this card:  http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2008/07/08/isc-flutterby-tutorial-blog-candy/

I’ll use a random number generator to pick a number on Thursday morning, July 10th.

The images used in today’s tutorial are by Innovative Stamp Creations from their “Flowers & Elements” & “About Me” Sheets.  Here is a link to their online store:

http://www.innovativestampcreations.com/ischomepage.html

Ready for some Emboss Resist, Resist?  Let’s get started on today’s Tutorial.  :)

Supplies:

Stamps: Innovative Stamp Creations “About Me” & “Flowers & Elements”
Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Soft Sky & Basic Black
Ink: Stampin’ Up More Mustard, Barely Banana, Going Gray, Basic Black, Baroque Burgundy & Really Rust
Accessories: Prismacolor Marker Sky Blue Light, Ribbon, Brads, Photo Corner Punch, Aqua Painter, Versamark marker, Going Gray marker, Faber Castell Yellow & Black markers, Sponges

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Stamped Butterfly with Palette Noir Black ink on a 3.75″ x 5.25″ of Whisper White card stock.

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Colored in the image with a Prismacolor Sky Blue Light marker.

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Darkened the middle of the image with a Faber Castell Black marker.

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Colored over the entire image with a Versamark marker, by coloring the light parts first and then going to the dark parts.

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Heat embossed the image using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.

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Over Stamped butterfly image with the Flower image using Craft Going Gray ink.

Note:  if you don’t have craft ink you can load your stamp first with Versamark then your Classic ink before stamping.  The Versamark will let your embossing powder stick to your image.

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Heat embossed the image with clear embossing powder and a heat gun.

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Colored in the flower using an Aqua Painter and Barely Banana ink. 

Note:  While your ink pad is closed you can squeeze the lid down on the pad to create a little pool of ink on the lid in which to water color with.

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Added some Going Gray ink to the top half of the flower.

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Colored the entire flower with Versamark marker.

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Heat embossed it with clear embossing powder and a heat gun.

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Used the Barely Banana ink pad directly on the card stock, covering all of the it.

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Sponged More Mustard ink on ramdomly, but leaving the lower left corner light.

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Sponged on Really Rust ink.

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Sponged on some Baroque Burgundy ink.

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Sponged a little black ink to get really dark under the butterfly and at the top of the card stock.

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Added a Going Gray marker shadow at the bottom of the flower.

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Traced fine line around the bottom of the flower and butterfly to create some depth. 

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Added some Faber Castell Yellow marker on top of the embossed flower to punch up the color a bit. 

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Heated the embossing powder on the flower to melt the marker in a bit.

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Assembled card and added ribbon, brads and punched photo corners.

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Here the card is finished measuring 5″ x 6.5″.

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Thanks for checking out the tutorial today.  Why don’t you give emboss resist, resist a try?

May your day be filled with dreamy sweet smelling flowers and butterflies.

Until my next post. . . . . . .

Michelle

171 responses to “ISC Flutterby – Tutorial & Blog Candy

  1. Jesse aka Inkyhive

    Beautiful, Michelle. I so like all your tutorials. I think I will try this one today as I sit at my stamp desk and look into my flower garden. Thank you, for all the great arts of work and showing us how you do it! I love the fact that you use ink and more ink and not papers to make your lovely cards! hugs~~ Jesse aka Inkyhive

  2. Glinda Chasteen

    This is simply gorgeous. I had to read the tutorial cause I first thought you had cut out the butterfly. Great job and thanks for the chance to win this beautiful card. Glinda

  3. Phyllis Gunn

    You never cease to amaze!!! This piece of art is beautiful! Your tutorials are so informative that I can apply these techniques to other creations. Last but not least, thank you for the opportunity be a potential owner of this art!

  4. Nicole Steele

    The more I see these ISC stamps, the more I love them! You give such wonderful ideas for using them!

  5. All I can say is WOW! Another amazing tutorial.

  6. Nancy Tuttens

    Awesome card Michelle. All your cards are stunning. You are so talented. Again, thank you for sharing your technique and your ideas with us. Your colour schemes are amazing! Keep them coming please.

  7. Another wonderful card! thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win. Come on lucky #5!!!

  8. Hi Michelle, What a beautiful card and awesome tutorial!
    I hope to case it today.
    I really enjoy your work and admire what you can do with paper and ink!
    Such amazing pieces!
    Thanks for sharing ,
    Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win some blog candy!
    Have a Happy Tuesday!
    Barb

  9. So beautiful and so much depth! A chance to win one of your cards is the best kind of blog candy! Thanks for all that you do!

  10. You make it look so simple. I am going to this one for sure. Great work…

  11. Michelle, incredible! The butterfly just pops out! Thanks for the chance to win this card, i would love it.

  12. Michelle B (JustPaintingAround)

    Thanks so much for my daily dose of inspiration. You have taught me so much. Thanks also for the blog candy!

  13. Barb (GrandmaUpNorth)

    This card is awesome. The butterfly looks like it could fly off the card!! Thanks so much for the tutorial. Your work is amazing!!!

  14. Beautiful card Michelle! You are such a gifted woman; and with the tutorials, a great teacher to all! Thanks! You rock! It’s fun to try and reproduce the cards you show us. Keep them coming.

  15. Michelle, your tutorials are simply awesome. I love visiting your blog there is always so much to learn. Keep them coming – you inspire all of us.

  16. Peggy Maier

    Love this card so much I’m going to try it today (even though I don’t have the same stamps). Your tutorial gives me confidence. Thanks for all your work putting these tutorials together for us!

  17. Michelle, This is so gorgeous! When I first looked at this card, I thought you had added the butterfly and flower as a cutout. The dimension you got through coloring is just amazing! TFS

  18. Eileen McClean

    once again Michelle your work is such great art. Love trying to imitate as your tutorials are wonderful. Thanks for this opportunity
    Eileen

  19. Such a gorgeous piece of art! I just love your work! Thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful gift! Would LOVE it! (if I win, will you sign it?)

  20. I agree with Jesse.I love how you use layers of ink instead of layers of c.s. Just recently found your blog and love your art work. Will have to try casing this beautiful butterfly card. Your work is truly art. Thank you for being blessed and sharing your blessing with the world.

  21. Dawn Knight

    I LOVE your work, michelle! My goodness… what talent! I try all of your techniques and the way you write the tutorials are very eaxy to understand! Thanks for your time and effort!

  22. You never cease to amaze me with yet another gorgeous creation, Michelle!!

  23. Sally McDonald

    I have been ‘collecting’ butterfly stamps and always looking for creative ways to use them…thanks for the inspiration.

  24. Love the color combo here. Another great card Michelle

    Happy Tuesday

  25. Diane - Miss Apple

    Thank you so much, Michelle for all those information. Beautiful card!

  26. Very neat! ours is the first blog I go to for inspiration each day! Thanks for sharing your incredible talent…and artwork. Loved the gourd, too. Be blessed! Esther

  27. I like this one, i had it almost figured out how you did this one before I read your tutorial. I missed a couple of steps, but you do a wonderful job on your cards and I can not get enough of your easy explanations. Thank you.

  28. Carol Gatton

    Michelle, At first glance, I though this was a photo……..breath taking!!!
    May I ask, were do you get such unusual size envelopes to fit your cards? I like the variety of sizes you use but not sure were to obtain envelopes. Thank you once again for an other masterpiece.

  29. Wow what a beautiful card! and awesome blog candy.. I hope I win.
    Thanks for the step by step,your instructions are so easy to follow maybe I should quit procrstinating and just jump in and stamp something.
    Anne S

  30. amazing card, it’s almost on fire. I love all the colours you’ve used and would love to have one of your cards. Thanks for the tutorials.

  31. Hello Michelle
    My bestest friend Tonnice whom I call the Card Diva, well I have to admit you just might take the tittle away from her LOL..
    Your cards are brillliant really fabulous.. The background effest is stunning.
    I hope Tonnice can lear how to do this, I hear it is trial and error.
    Really thanks for your inspiration in all you do.
    I crown you Card Diva extroidinair. Have a great day..

  32. Laurie Helgason

    Beautiful card Michelle. I love the colors.
    I need more practice with the brayer so I am glad you used sponges on this card.

  33. Carol asked “May I ask, were do you get such unusual size envelopes to fit your cards?”
    Carol, I purchase my envelopes from :
    http://www.clearenvelopes.com

    :)

  34. I can only dream of making cards like you do! What an honor it would be to own one of the cards you made. Thanks for this opportunity.

  35. Gidget-Trish

    The graduation of colours and the shadowing really make this butterfly and flower pop. Beautiful work. I must try to make this one today with the stamps I have here. I have tried the resist resist technique before and it’s is very cool how the embossing just melts into itself from each image. Thanks so much for the knowledge to do this kind of work. You almost make me look like I know what I’m doing!*LOL* 😀
    Trish

  36. LOVE the card!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!!

  37. Denise Bryant

    This is lovely. Thanks so much for sharing your technique.
    DeniseB

  38. Your work is always amazing. Thank you for such great tutorials.

  39. WOW! This one is just incredible! I love that you show us a step by step so we can give it a try! I’d love to win….keeping my fingers crossed!!

  40. Add me to the list of those who love your tutorials and would love to own an original. Your work is so inspiring!

  41. This is gorgeous!!!! I love that fiery background! Thanks so much for sharing your creative secrets with all of us…it is a great inspiration!

  42. Wanda in NC

    Stunning! I can’t wait to try this one, as I want to do all of your cards/tutorials; thanks for sharing all your creavity Michelle.

  43. charna scarpati

    OMG I love this card! I love butterflies.

    Thank you so much for the blog candy and the wonderful tutorials.

    Charna

  44. thank you for the awesome chance of winning one of your cards….this one – as usual is stunning!!
    Maureen

  45. A Zindorf card is pretty much the best BC ever!!!!

    Thanks for the chance – it’s lovely!! I would frame it if I won!

    Sometime, could you talk about the difference between Prismacolor and Copic markers and why you chose yours?

    Or, if I’m a ding dong and missed it could you point me towards a post explaining it?

  46. Really, really pretty. Who wouldn’t want to win this card?!

  47. I am tickled pink with this tutorial. You make it look so easy.

  48. Jill Taylor

    The colors are amazing together. Absolutely stunning.

  49. Cathy Green

    I enjoy your work so much and have for quite a while. You are so talented! I also appreciate that you show us how to do your ‘magic’. Thanks! Cathy

  50. Shirley Lee

    Stunning card, Michelle! The colors in all your cards show your artistic talent. You always seem to know the “right” colors as backgrounds, as accents, and as the total look. Your tutorials are real teaching tools for all of us. Thanks for taking the time to do such gorgeous cards and sharing it with the world. Would love to win your card.
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CA

  51. Susan Fitzpatrick

    Once again outstanding work! Your selection of colors are vibrant. I guess if you can’t be in the garden, bring the garden to the stamping table!

  52. graciesgram

    Butterflies and turtles are my thing. I also love the gecko on the commercial on tv. Wish there was a stamp of him. I love your style.

  53. Lovely! I know someone who would melt if they got this card!!

  54. Terry Horrall

    That card is beyond WOW! It is just so beautiful. By all means enter me to win the blog candy! Thank you so much!
    Terry

  55. This card is amazing, as are all of your cards. I would be so pleased to win this card. I think I would frame it! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Kate

  56. I would LOVE to win one of your cards. All of your cards are sooooooo beautiful.
    Keeping my fingers crossed.

    smallcity

  57. I love this card. The soft sky as the background color really looks great.

  58. Wow! I love butterflies and this creation feels like it’s going to fly right off the page. Beautiful!

  59. Michelle, I so look forward to your updates – every card is beautiful — I want to be like you when I ‘grow up’.

  60. Gorgeous, as usual, Michelle. Boy, I’d love this card! Thanks for the opportunity to play!

  61. Beautiful…..as always!

  62. Another beautiful card. I’m curious to know how long, on average, it takes you to create one of these masterpieces?

  63. Another beutiful peice of art. I hope I win th Blog Candy

  64. These just get better everyday! Thanks for the tutorials! Love them!

  65. The depth in this is so good that I thought you had cut out the flower and butterfly and attached them to the background. Your work is always fantastic.

  66. Your creations are superb! Thanks for the tutorials. Love it!

  67. This is beautiful Michelle!! Thanks for the opportunity to win this, your work is in a class by itself…

  68. Another WOW tutorial Michelle. What you can do with a stamp, some markers and ink is totally amazing. You should be putting out a book on your work. I particularily love this one. I think it’s the “fire” behind the butterfly (that’s what it reminds me of) that makes it so amazing. Marvelous and amazing work…

    Barb
    barbiebeth@grandecom.net

  69. Only discovered and subscibed to this blog in the last week and so glad I did.Stunning card and easy to follow tutorial. I’m definitely going to try this.

    I do have a question – when sponging on the inks, how do you get so close to the images without sponging all over them too?

  70. Hi Michelle,

    I just found your blog yesterday and was up until 4:30 this morning looking at everything. Girl, you are absolutely fantabulous! Your work is stunning and I wish my pinkie was filled with your talent! God has truely blessed you with talent. Thank you for sharing with us.

    I still can’t get over the depth you develop in your work. EVERYTHING looks as though it has layers upon layers upon layers — and you do it all with ink. Dang, you’re good. Keep it up!

  71. Harriet Skelly

    I would love to win one of your pieces of art! I can only imagine how awesome your art is IRL!! Thanks for a chance to win this beautiful creation! And thanks again for your awesome tutorials!!

  72. Michelle,

    With each post you blog I learn something new, from technique, to colors, to combinations. Your techniques and colors become three dimensional to the eye. I savor each blog entry you create and show. Hopefully, I’m learning…I sure am enjoying! This card is wonderful!

  73. Beautiful card. So much talent you have.
    Thank you for sharing and giving others opportunity to enjoy your work.
    All the best, Olga

  74. Evelynn----Ks.stamper

    Just beautiful as always. The colors are perfect for this. Thanks so much for a chance to win such a gorgeous card.
    Ks.stamper
    ——————
    Evelynn

  75. Malone Johnston

    I do not have a web-site of my own but enjoy seeing all the lovely card other people create.
    I’m a great admirer of your work and look forward to seeing you cards. You portray your art beautifully.

  76. Love this card! July 10th is my mother’s birthday, and what better gift for her than a Michelle Zindorf work of art?

  77. Donna Rinckel

    I am so in awe of your work. I wish I could make my cards look like yours. I’m going to try your tutorial. Thanks you for the inspiration and sharing your knowledge so we can all improve our skills. -Donna

  78. Veee (vlstrs)

    Thanks so much for the inspiration. I rush right out to make a card as soon as I see your post. Here is the link to mine.
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/974847?cat=500&ppuser=10233

  79. My 32nd wedding anniversary is Thurs, the 10th. This would be a lovely gift! 😉

    Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

  80. Wow what a beauty plus a chance to win it that would be awesome . Just love your tutorials Michelle
    Marilyn

  81. Michelle, Michelle, Michelle – ALL of your tutorials are simply superb and this one is no exception!! The butterfly on this WOW of a card looks like it could flutter its wings and hopefully land on MY shoulder :-) Thank you so much for sharing your talent with all of us. You’re an artist!!!

    Rochelle

  82. As always your cards amaze me! I would love to have this card for my very own. Pick me!

    Shawn K.

  83. what an awesome card or should I say creation! you are truly an artist with ink.

  84. StampinCathy

    WOW!! A chance to win one of your amazing cards. Count me in on this sweet candy. I look forward to your post everyday. Your projects always make my day and then to have a chance at having on. OMGosh! It’s more then I can take. Thanks for a chance.

  85. Linda Collins

    Michelle,
    Beautiful as always and yet so simple when done by the master. Your sense of color is exquisite. Thank you for sharing.
    Linda C

  86. A LOVELY CARD THAT TEACHES SO MUCH.
    SINCE GETTING YOUR TUTORIALS, I’VE ORDERED THE EARTH ELEMENTS INKS FROM SU AND PLAN TO GET BUSY WHEN THEY ARRIVE FOR MY BIRTHDAY. WHERE DO YOU BUY THE PALETTE NOIR?

    LYNN E.

  87. Another fabulous card!! It would be an honor to win one of your pieces of art!! Thank you for the inspiration and step by step instructions!!
    Marcia

  88. Always something to learn or relearn with your depth of color and sense of detail.

  89. I love the rich colors and depth Michelle!

  90. This is another stunning creation! How do you do this day after day? You are amazing!!!

  91. What a beautiful card! It reminds me of the tattoo I have on the inside of my arm, which is a blue butterfly resting on a dahlia. :o)

  92. Dawn Frost

    I love this card, as well as all the others, LOL! I’ll be trying out the technique later this afternoon. Happy stamping.

  93. Sue Hughes

    I love your work. Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to try it out. I only hope mine looks half as good as yours :)

  94. This card reminds me of the trip to “Butterfly World” that I took my daughter Christina to this summer. It was our first vacation with just the two of us and the Butterflies were the perfect ‘pick me up’ for the girl trip!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  95. Carol Norby

    A truly beautiful card! I love your tutorials. Thanks for sharing them.

  96. Thanks for all of your wonderful tutorials – love the card!

  97. Joan Alison

    Michelle,
    All your cards are beautiful. One of these days I’m going to get up the courage to try one.
    Joan

  98. Michelle,
    I have your blog saved to my favorites & I look at it all the time for inspiration! Your work is STUNNING!!!!! I love the different uses for mediums that you use on all your cards! Each one is a masterpiece! Thank you for all your hard work & the awesome tutorials that you give! It makes creating the techinques so easy. Looking forward to your next card………………..
    ~Victoria

  99. Linda Marie

    This is the bestest blog candy ever!!!! I would love one of your works of art!

  100. How beautiful! I’d love to own a real Zindorf- thanks for the chance!

  101. Conniecrafter

    so pretty, it would be so neat to see one of your creations in person!

  102. Susan Schmidt

    We have just lost a hiking friend to cancer. I am trying to create a card for his wife. I think this would be a good idea. We all love hiking in the mountains and right now there are many flowers and butterflies. Thank you for your timing with a gentle image like this. This is the sentiment that my husband chose to go with this card.
    “When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” ~Kahlil Gibran

    Susan

  103. Greetings from St. Louis MO! I am a new subscriber and huge fan! Your work is absolutely gorgeous and your tutorials are inspirational in that you make it all seem so easy! I want to leave work now to go home and try this for myself! Thanks for all you do for your fellow stampers!

  104. I just love the use of shading and the deep rich colors. You always have something I love.

  105. Fantastic card! And off to look at these stamps. Think I need them in my collection! Thanks for another wonderful tutorial!

  106. Beth Cutwright

    Michelle what a beautiful card! I am relatively new to your site and I am loving everything I see. You are fantastically gifted in your artwork. I can only dream of being able to translate what I see to paper! Keep tutoring and maybe before I leave this world, I might do something beautiful…LOL! Enjoying this tremendously!

    Beth in Des Moines

  107. Once again it is so pretty and amazing how you make little details work so well. Thanks for sharing.

  108. Michelle, it would be an honor to win and frame one of your cards. I do appreciate the very detailed tutorials in your blog. Thank-you very much. Here is hoping… Robbin

  109. This is another great lesson. You are always so inspirational!

  110. Wow, what a striking card! It’s gorgeous!!! Love the images and the colors! Lucky the lady who wins this eye candy!!!

  111. Michelle, I love your tutorials!! You are such a talented lady and I feel that I have learned so much from you. I would love to be the lucky person that wins this fantastic card!!

  112. Michelle – a beautiful card and great tutorial. The flower has so much dimension I truly thought you cut it out and attached it as a separate layer!

    I tried one emboss/resist card and I was hooked. You have inspired me with endless ideas. I created a b’day card for my brother that was sort of a combination of your Wanted Pony, Back to the Beach, and Botanical Dreams. It is fantastic. With each emboss/resist/brayered card that I make, my technique improves and I learn something new.

    Thanks again for being such a great inspiration and awesome teacher. I only wish I could take one of your classes in person!

    -mary

  113. Awesome card and tutorial Michelle!!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win this card.

    God bless
    Giovana

  114. Thank heavens you shared an orange card. I was going through withdrawls–LOL. I love, love your blog and visit you with a cup of coffee each and every day!

  115. Lana Edwards

    Thank you for sending this today it has been very uplifting ! I have been having a real downer day and this truly brightened my day! TY! I have moved and I’m having a hard time making friends in my new home town. I love getting your tutorials looking forward to trying my hand at making some of your lovely creations soon. Keep up the fabulous work
    Lana

  116. Michelle, your tutorials are SO inspiring. How do you manage to come up with a different project each day? I am completely hooked on your blog. Your explanations are clear & make me want to have a go straight away.

  117. This is beautiful. I really love the pop of red and yellow and of course I love butterflies.

  118. Love it..another beautiful tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing.

  119. Absolutely gorgeus! Love it and the colors are so great together. This really pops!
    Thank you for the tutorial once again. I hope you pick me!!!!

  120. Barbara Widney

    I love your complete tutorials. This butterfly comes to life! breathtaking. Barb Widney

  121. Chris R. from Iowa

    You make it seem so easy with your tutorials! This is just so gorgeous, the butterfly looks like some we have in our garden visiting our flowers. Thanks so much for a chance to win one of your creations. Thanks again for all yor inspiration.

  122. Sigrid Clack

    What a lovely card. Thank you for the great tutorial.

    Sigrid

  123. Beautiful card (love the gourd too)! Thanks for sharing your tutorials, they are so straight forward that I just love to work with them.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win the card!

    Teresa

  124. Beautiful card Michelle, who wouldn’t be thrilled to receive it? Thanks for the opportunity to win it, it would be great to see your work in real life.

  125. This is amazing, as usual! I love the deep, rich colors of this one!

  126. Peggy Parenteau

    Another beauty! Thanks for sharing, I look forward everyday and have been on vacation for a week, so I had lots of fun catching up on your inspirational cards.
    Peggy

  127. Darlene Gabriel

    Wow another gorgeous creation and tutorial. Thanks for the chance to win this card – it would be amazing to actually own one of your cards.

  128. I love it, love it, love it! And thanks for the chance to win it, win it, win it!

  129. rhonda johnston

    Your card is wonderful . The colors are amazing and the beautiful butterfly looks like it could fly away. You really are an artist. Such beauty.

  130. Beautiful Michelle! This butterfly jumps right off the card-such beautiful depth. Love it.

  131. I just love all you do! I’m working on trying one of them again. Didn’t do so good the 1st time round!

  132. I love your cards so much that I am planning to purchase a brayer this week. Thank you for the great tutorials. Keep the great cards coming. Shirley

  133. Another beautiful creation! I love all of the tutorials you post… they really are a huge help!

  134. Michelle – I am absolutely blown away by your art! I just discovered your website a week or so ago, and I find myself looking for your tutorial each morning. I have been getting a little stale with my work and you have given me the inspiration to break out of my rut and try some of the amazing techniques you describe so clearly here. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Elena

  135. I love resist and new butterfly stamps arrive yesterday. So with your inspiration I am off and running. Thanks for the fun tutorial!…Jan

  136. Linda Palmer

    As always, a stunning card. I would love to own a Zindorf original. Thanks for Sharing.

  137. Beautiful as always. Such great work. You are definitely blessed with a wonderful talent. Thanks for sharing that talent with us and then teaching us how you do it.
    Blog candy, can’t beat that. Tho’ I’ve said it before, your tutorials are blog candy enough, this is a great treat.

  138. I would love to have a fabulous creation.

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

  139. Michelle beautiful card. I will definitely try this tutorial very soon!!! Thank you for offering this card as candy. would love to be the recipient.
    Blessings…

  140. Heather Fullerton (Retired Heather)

    How come when I do emboss resist it doesn`t look like yours….could it be that you area a talented artist? Yes, I believe that is so. Again, another beautiful card. I sincerely hope you never run out of these ideas…too many of us depend on you.

  141. Theresa Grdina

    Your work is lovely! How awesome to have a card made by you!!! Thanks for sharing.

  142. BettyAnn Arrasmith

    Michelle,
    This card is stunning. The butterfly looks like he is really floating in air. I would love to own this card and I would not be sending it to anyone, but keeping for my own inspiration! Thank you for the opportunity to win it.

    BettyAnn

  143. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your techniques.

    Cheers!

  144. Absolutely love how you just keep coming up with the WOW cards. Thank you for sharing!

  145. Wow! You really made this card look 3 dimensional with the emboss resist technique! Thanks again for the great tutorials and the chance to win!

  146. Wow – stunning card! I love your tutorials and hope that you keep them coming. I’ve learned so much in the short time I’ve been stopping by.

  147. WOW – love this card – can hardly wait to give it a try
    Thx for the opportunity

  148. Michelle,

    WOW! I work on a computer at the office all day long, needless to say since I’ve become a member of your email tutorials, I rush home and sign on to see what great new ideas you are sharing with us! Thank you so much for such great posts and step by step instructions, I love your work.

    What an inspiration!

    Looking forward to seeing your next one.

    Kelley D

  149. Michelle I’ve admired your technique tutorials for some time. I love the vibrancy and especially the themes you use too. I’d also really love to win one; this one!

  150. Kathy Fogle

    I have learned so much from your tutorials. Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into them. This is a gorgeous card, and the technique looks like one that even I could handle! I will have to give this a try.

  151. Bonjour Mme Zindorf!

    Cette carte est superbe! JE LA VEUX! De fait, je voudrais beaucoup de vos cartes…..

  152. Roxanne Stevens

    This is so pretty!

  153. As always, this is gorgeous! I would love to win an original Michelle art piece.

  154. another beauty! I would love to have this for inspiration *hint-hint* LOL!

    *hugs*
    Jami

  155. I really enjoyed this butterfly card tutorial. I’m inspired to attempt my own card!

  156. Linda Christensen

    I have just recently discovered your website and I love your cards. I have been trying to make some of them, but haven’t perfected my roller abilities yet. But it is fun to try them. Thank you for your beautiful cards.

  157. I love your butterfly, thanks for the chance to win.
    Larie

  158. I would love to win your card as blog candy, great idea!

  159. Sharon Ferreira

    Thanks for really great ideas which make your cards really special. Have a fabulous flutterby day. Luv Sharon

  160. Truly amazing – another brilliant piece of art.
    Your cards are superb and the tutorials are so easy to follow.
    I’m so glad I found you.
    Many thanks

  161. Michelle, I would love to win your card! You are my stamping hero! I will go try and make this card today, just love it!

  162. Oh Michelle! You’ve taken my breath away *again*! I just love butterflies and have enough butterfly stamps to shake an acrylic block at! Hehe! HOWEVER. . . . I’ve LOVE to have this card!

    I did have one question for you, perhaps I missed it or it is just a forgone conclusion, but did you wipe off the craft ink on the butterfly before you embossed to avoid contamination of the butterfly? It seems like it would need to be done very carefully to avoid wiping onto the c/s.

    Also, what drew you to use these colors for this card? My tendency is to go with a blue background to mimic the sky, but using the reds on this gives it such warmth.

  163. Wow, this butterfly looks so real! It looks like it just landed on the page! beautiful card as usual!

  164. Love this card and all your techniques. You are so generous in sharing. Would love to win.
    Mary

    http://www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

  165. Peggy Wilson

    This is the prettiest card as are all your creations. I’m partial to anything with butterflies and flowers, so I particularly love this card. I love your techniques; although, I’m still trying to make my attempts look as beautiful as yours. Maybe eventually. Your cards are like works of art. Would love to get a card you made!

    Peggy

  166. Hi Michelle,
    I just discovered your sight and your amazing works of art. I had been looking for ways to take my stamping to a more artistic level and your tutorials are just”the ticket”! Thank you for providing not only inspiration but for sharing your wonderful techniques as well.
    -Michelle

  167. Wow – what a great card
    keeping my fingers crossed for this one!!

  168. Debra Hogg

    Your work is inspired and inspiring!! And to actually ‘get’ one of your cards, would be truly amazing

  169. Your work is incredible. Thank you for the chance to own one of your wonderful creations. I look forward to each post.

  170. Wonderful card and tutorial. Would love to get my hands on it and ooh and ahh….

  171. A Zindorf original! I would be honored!

    I love your blog and your tutorials are wonderful. I learn from every post. Thank you for sharing your incredible talent with us.

    Hugs,
    Colleen