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Saturday, 11 April 2015

Butterfly Lady (by Julie)

Good morning to you and I hope you are having a lovely weekend. Today I have a card created with three wonderful Chocolate Baroque stamps, but the main image is the very new and very beautiful Butterfly Dress single, cling mounted stamp.

  • This card measures approx 22 cm x 18.5 cm. I started by stamping and embossing the Butterfly Dress with a black sparkle embossing powder and then coloured with a selection of alcohol markers. 
  • The sun rays are created by plotting a few lines with a ruler and a very light pencil, before filling in with Distress ink using a sponge and the edge of a stiff card as a mask. 
  • On a separate sheet of card I stamped the border with one of the Floral Edges rubber stamps, inked up with black Versafine ink. I used masking tape to cover an existing stamped bit of the border so that there was not too much over stamping and mixing of the image.
  • I cut out the centre of the border card, coloured with colouring pencils before mounting onto the base card with silicone glue.
  • To finish I added lots of Crystal Stickles and two stamped butterflies from the Honeysuckle Butterfly set that I coloured with Distress Ink.
Many thanks for looking. If you wish you can see a much simpler version of this card using just the Butterfly Dress stamp over on my blog, but as always please pop back tomorrow when another Design Team member will have a fabulous new project.


  1. absolutely stunning - brilliant xx

  2. Gorgeous! I really do love that new stamp :)

  3. This is sooo beautiful. Love your sun rays finished off perfectly with glitter. Stunning.

  4. What a beautiful card and the border is wow!

  5. Wow this is beautiful and so much work in that border
    Jackie x

  6. Wow, that's a lot of colouring. Your card really pops. Love it!

  7. This looks so beautiful! What a stunning depth!

  8. Interesting to see how well that floral border works with the focal image - your masking of the border so as not to overstamp has come off beatifully & I particularly like the way you only used blue on the butterflies of her dress, making her really pop as the eyes are drawn immediately to that colour.
    Paula (PEP)


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