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Friday, 12 May 2017

Butterfly Wishes (by Anne)

Good morning. Today I am sharing another of my samples for the recent shows on Hochanda.

I played with the butterfly stamp from the Spring Fairies April set. I used a stamping gear to create the wreath but you can achieve the same by drawing a circle (lightly in pencil), placing a little mark at 8 points around it and stamping freehand. Stamp and turn the card, stamp again keeping the angle of your stamp constant.

A simple wreath stamped onto a plain background, perhaps with variegated inks, would look quite pretty too.
  • Spring Fairy Collection (April) and Words to Dazzle & Sparkle stamp sets
  • 6X 6 inch white scalloped card blank, plain card (black and white) and silver mirror card (plus ready made scalloped frame)
  • Inkpads: Versamark and StazOn (Black)
  • Embossing powders: white detail and silver tinsel (with glitter)
  • Clear glitter glue
How to make it:
  1. Trim the black card panel and stamp the sentiment in the centre with Versamark. Heat emboss with white powder.
  2. Randomly stamp the butterfly with Versamark. Heat emboss with the silver powder. Glue to the card front along with the silver frame.
  3. Stamp the butterfly wreath onto silver mirror card with StazOn ink. Cut around the outside and layer onto white card. Trim around the outside to leave a white border and cut out the centre. Layer onto the card with foam pads.
  4. Finish with dots of glitter glue for added sparkle.


  1. This butterfly image has worked beautifully with the stamping gear Anne, and the white, black and silver colour combination looks really elegant and pretty. x

  2. I really like to see when a stamp has been used in different ways. The butterflies frame the sentiment beautifully and the silver butterflies in the background give a good contrast to the black, great work! Sandra x


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