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Saturday, 25 June 2011

On the fringe!

Hello everyone, hope you are enjoying the artwork from my fellow DT members.

I've not actually posted on here since Chocolate Baroque started - lots of computer complications which I am not going to bother you with. Anyway with the launch of a new series of wonderful stamps I really wanted to create something which I could share with you all.

I have to say that swirls and twirls are always a favourite of mine, they are so useful aren't they? And I always love butterfly images - as I've said countless times, I think the butterfly is the most inoffensive image around and can be used for a myriad of occasions both happy and sad. So I just couldn't resist the large focal stamp from Butterfly Flourish Swirls.

The background was brayered onto glossy card using a Soothing Sunset Big 'n' Juicy inkpad, then I stamped the butterfly image using Lilac Posies Memento and the ivy corners, stamped with Tangelo Memento, are from the Wedding Belle stamp set. This was mounted onto a piece of cranberry card stock and then I added some highlights with Stickles and left it to dry.

I then wanted to add a little more interest to the card and decided on a toning background paper which was from the original guild paper pack. I added a strip of this paper to either side and then proceeded to cut into each strip to form a fringe. Took a little while (and a bit of patience!), but I was pleased with the result. Finally I mounted it onto an A5 card folded from the same cranberry cardstock. Voila!

Hope you like our take on these new stamps - remember to keep popping back to see what other delights the Design Team have to offer.

Lesley (W)
The Paper Engineer

12 comments:

  1. A beautiful card. I love the colour combination. And you're right, these butterflies are just perfect. They are a must for me next pay day! Kate x

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  2. Beautiful, got to have these stamps!
    Sandra

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  3. That is a wonderful colour combination and lots of patience required to cut the fringes (a great idea though). Swirls and butterflies are always winners and mine are on their way.

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  4. Love it Lesley and those butterflies are perfect and I definitely need them. Love your colour scheme. Suexxx

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  5. A lovely and beautiful card. Gorgeous. Love also the swirls and the butterflies.
    Greet Marja

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  6. Fabulous ..love the colours
    Sue :)

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  7. Hi teamie Lesley, great to see a creation of you! It has become a lovely card with vibrant colours and I like the brayering! greetz, Mirandax

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  8. The cranberry cardstock is so effective with the pink & orange & I love that brayering, especially with the two stamped corners in orange. These stamps will have to come & live with me as there is nothing I like more than a butterfly. Brilliant.
    Paula (PEP)

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  9. Wow Lesley. The colours are so eye catching. The colours, papers, inks and stamps all compliment each other so well. The fringing is pure dedication.
    Debbie

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  10. Love the colours that you have chosen Lesley, this is a great stamp set, and I love that butterfly swirl. What patience you had to create the fringing, it's so effective, and the paper looks fabulous set against the brayering piece. Judith xx

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  11. Brilliant card LEsley- nice to see you back in the saddle. I love the fringes - I can see them on tags and ATC's too.

    These stamps are on my wish list for my next order.

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  12. Love the card Lesley - stamps as always fab.
    Hope you and David are well.
    Janet V

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