Marker Geek Monday: Distress Oxide Butterfly Wings with Video

Elaineabella here with Marker Geek Monday! I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend, however you spent it. I spent a lot of time catching up with crafty projects!

Today I’d like to share a different way to create gorgeous butterfly wings for those new Tiny Townie Butterfly Girls. Click on through to check out my trio of cards and watch the video to see how they came together.

Stamping Bella Marker Geek - Distress Oxide Butterfly Wings with video

Butterfly Girl Babette Cards:

I’ve been demonstrating my love for using the Distress Oxide inkpads to create ink blended backgrounds. But that’s not the only way I like to use them! You may remember that last year I posted some inspiration on this blog for using Distress Oxide background pieces created using the ink smooshing technique to paper piece mermaid tails (HERE). I was looking at the gorgeous new Tiny Townie Butterfly Girl Babette stamp, and thought this would be the perfect way to create some gorgeous butterfly wings too! So I created some background pieces, stamped and paper pieced the wings and created some eye catching cards. I filmed the entire process so you can see how I did it and follow along if you would like!

Here are the three cards I created:

Stamping Bella Marker Geek - Distress Oxide Butterfly Wings with video

As you can see, I couldn’t resist carrying the Distress Oxides through to the background too!

Stamping Bella Marker Geek - Distress Oxide Butterfly Wings with video Stamping Bella Marker Geek - Distress Oxide Butterfly Wings with video

The purple one is my favourite, with the galaxy effect going on. So pretty.

Stamping Bella Marker Geek - Distress Oxide Butterfly Wings with video

As you will see in the video below, I added a tiny amount of coloured pencil for the shadow under the top wings, to add some dimension and help separate them. So easy to do, and you have effortlessly gorgeous butterfly wings!


Butterfly Girl Babette Cards with Distress Oxide Butterfly Wings Video:

Watch me create the Distress Oxide wings and put together my cards in the video below or in HD over on YouTube.

Full colour details are provided in the video, along with a little commentary on how I put the whole thing together. If you enjoy the video, please do like and subscribe, it all helps!


Over To You!

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Until next time, HAPPY STAMPING!




  1. ann says:

    amazing Elaine, i think i will have to try this technique it’s fab.

  2. Trudie says:

    Loved the blue and purple Butterfly girl. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Marn says:

    I absolutely love the techniques you used. I am so inspired!!!!

  4. Margaret Mortimer says:

    Absolutely loved this video thanks for sharing.

  5. Gail Plaskiewicz says:

    These cards are stunning! I have to watch the video to see how you did this. I love the one with my favorite color in the whole wide world, yellow, because it’s my favorite but I love the other two also. You are so creative! I am going to have to watch the video. I like this stamp too. Oh how I wish I had more money so I could buy all of these stamps!

  6. Nancee Purdum says:

    How cute are these! Thank you so much for sharing the technique! I finally purchased some of the Oxide Ink pads! Now I can give this a try! 🙂

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