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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Butterflies everywhere!

I have been making some butterfly cards, as they are so popular and I love them.  Flowers and butterflies are my thing!

The first two are the same design, but different colours and slightly different backgrounds.

This one I have used some flock cream paper (actually wallpaper) for the background, mounted on a white card base, and put some corners using the Nellie Snellen corner dies.  The frame is done with the Spellbinder Gold labels four which I cut two of.  One I cut the inside out of with the standard Labels four die which was mounted with foam tape, on the top of the designer paper which was stuck to the base full second gold label four.  The sentiment is done with the centre die from the Gold labels four set too.  The paper bow is done withe the Sue Wilson filigree bow with a crystal brad in the centre.  Finally the butterflies are the Memory Box Kaleidoscope butterfly.  

This second one, has turned out to be my favourite card at the moment.  You know how sometimes you do a card, and somehow just the colours and patterned paper you combine, somehow makes it special without realising it until you finish it, and then you think wow!  Well this is one I think is very pretty, if I say so myself.  
have used a spotting pink paper for the background, matted on a white card base, and then stuck some bling corners and strips to create a border. I have done the same frame as the one above, but used a pretty rose paper for the inside of it.  The same sentiment and butterflies.  

The next two I did some stenciling for the backgrounds.

This one I have used the Memory box stencil called 'Butterfly Vine' which I brushed with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink on white card, and then mounted it on some mauve mat and then on a white card base.  The flourish is the Cheery Lynn Fanciful flourish.  The butterflies are the same as the two above.  The sentiment is some silver peelcraft stickers on the Memory Box Pastry Label die. 

This one has the 'Modern Blooming Frame' stencil which I did with Spun Sugar Distress Ink, then mounted on mauve mat, and then a white card base.  I kept the rest very simple with the Kaleidoscope butterfly, a bling flourish, a ribbon triple bow with a diamante bow slider/buckle.  I cannot take the credit for this bow, I saw a You tube video by Christina Griffiths doing this loop bow and thought it was great, The link is here.

All of these cards were all relatively quick to make, and are the sort of cards that would be good to have in your stash, without sentiments, that you can then add at a later time, when you have to find a card quickly and can make it any type of card.