Wednesday, 3 October 2018

October Guest Designer - Michelle Short

Are you as excited as we are? Our guest designer for the month of October is the very talented  Michelle Short.

"Hello there, my name is Michelle and I am a part-time nurse, part-time crafter from London. I have been crafting for over 12 years and my style is mainly clean and simple, but I have been known to get inky once in a while! In my spare time I enjoy reading, watching films and cooking. I am delighted to be joining WOW as a guest designer for October "

I am really excited that the theme for October at WOW is "shimmers". I do love adding some sparkle on to my cards and today I have a super clean and simple card using Embossing Glitter.

I started off my card by die cutting a butterfly from white cardstock using one of the dies from the MFT Flutter of Butterflies Lace die collection. I then took an ink blending tool and pounced this in to the WOW Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad. I pressed the tool on to the wings of the butterfly, adding more ink to the outside edges and less towards the centre. You could go directly to the die-cut with the ink pad but I felt I got a bit more control with the tool. I then sprinkled on WOW Metallic Silver Sparkle Embossing Glitter, tapped off the excess and heat set using the WOW Heat Tool.
I took a panel of white cardstock and dry embossed this using the MFT Geometric Stars Stencil. This was added to an A2 white card base with tape runner. I then added the butterfly on top with liquid glue, adding the glue to the centre only so that the wings can be lifted for dimension.
For the sentiment, I stamped the greeting from the Clearly Besotted Tiny Type set on to a piece of black cardstock using the WOW Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad and sprinkled on WOW Opaque Bright White Superfine Embossing Powder. I tapped off the excess and heat set. This was then cut in to a strip using a die from the MFT Hearts In A Row Vertical die set and added to the centre of the butterfly with foam tape.
Here is the video showing how I made the card:

I really like how the butterflies wings look like they have been dipped in glittery goodness! Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a great day!


  1. This is a very elegant card Michelle and I love the pretty silver glitter embossed butterfly over that wonderful embossed background, and the white on black embossed sentiment strip across it stands out beautifully. x

  2. Yay for Michelle! Love her work...such a gorgeous project!


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