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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


  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

  2. Beautiful, got to have these stamps!

  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.

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

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

  6. Fabulous the colours
    Sue :)

  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

  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)

  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.

  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

  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.

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


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