Monday, 18 January 2016

Butterfly Duo

Hello everyone, I have a card to share using the Steampunk Butterfly stamp set featured on the recent Craft Channel TV shows. Followers of my blog will know how much I love to mix and match stamps, and I also love to revisit older stamp sets to use materials that I did not have the first time around.

I created a background using gelatos, and then stamped the cog fragment using Tattered Rose Distress Ink. I used some pretty background papers from the Crafty Individuals range to create a bit of paper weaving, and also stamped and embossed two of the large butterflies onto the same papers, using silver embossing powder. Once I had attached the paper weaving to my background, I covered it with acrylic wax to seal the weaving, and to protect the paper.

I stamped a sentiment from the Awesome Diva clear stamp set onto the background, using Teal Zeal Memento Ink. This particular sentiment makes the card really versatile, and useful for any number of occasions. Finally, I used some co-ordinating card to mat and layer the background.

Thanks for stopping by, xx


Elaine said...

Your paper weaving makes a great addition to this card Judith. I am not a fan of steampunk as a rule (as you know) but I do like those butterflies and the lovely design and gorgeous soft colours in the background really make this card work well. Elaine xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Judith, wonderful card, I do love the butterlies and you you have coloured and embossed them, fabulous background too, Kate x

Paula (PEP) said...

The way your background cogs give the semblance of a circular wreath (the central section) is so effective & hints at the butterflies' flight path whilst echoing the patterns on the butterflies' wings. Your matting onto the yellow card base provides a lovely glow to your design by the way it echoes the glow of your green background, speaking of the background the flight path illusion is made especially effective by your use of the blue & green as sky & grass.
Paula (PEP)

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