Thursday 23 February 2012

Flowers and Butterflies

Here's yet another stamp set I bought at the SECC in October and have just got round to using.  It's a stamp and die cut set from Hero Arts and Sizzix, you stamp the image and then die cut with the matching die.  More of these sets are now on my ever expanding wish list, such a genius idea!
I've made this card for a couple of challenges.  The colour combo was inspired by the current Color Throwdown.  I'd never have thought of using these colours together but it's a combo I'll be using again.
I stamped the flowers in London Fog Memento ink and coloured the flowers with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, leaving the leaves uncoloured, and outlined the image in very pale yellow.  The butterflies were stamped in London Fog onto patterned paper.
The papers are a bit of a stash mash-up.  The blue and grey patterned papers are Papermania Capsule Collection, the yellow patterned paper is from a magazine freebie paper stack, the blank was made with Create and Craft pearl card and the other cardstock is from Payper Box.
And well, it wouldn't be complete without some ribbon, a bow and some gems!  I added some Card Candi to balance the layout too.
I an entering this card in the following challenges -
Color Throwdown - #180 - colour combo
The Sketch File - sketch
Flutter by Wednesday - #191 - photo inspiration


  1. Beautiful card Wendy, love your new stamp set and the colours are lovely! Hugs, Jayne. x x

  2. stunning card wendy.i love your colour combo and pretty flowers :D

    xx coops xx

  3. Oh wow these flowers are gorgeous as are the butterflies and the backing papers stunning card:) Sandra H

  4. This is beautiful Wendy, I love the colour combo and the stamps are gorgeous :)

  5. This is just gorgeous Wendy,love the flowers,and

  6. Stunning Wendy, Love the colours, I also have this set and another from hero arts stamps and die set still haven't got round to using mine yet, so many stamps so little time to play with them for me,Love how you put yours together,
    Stunning Card.
    Bernice x

  7. A stunning card - agree with everyone else. Everything just goes so well - the colour combinations are lovely.

  8. Love all the layers and the colors you chose, very nicely done. Thanks for playing along with us at Flutterby Wednesdays!

  9. Beautiful card - love the papers and the stamp is gorgeous!!

  10. Beautiful card. Fab design and papers. What a fab idea to have a matching die to cut the image.
    Kathleen x

  11. Super card Wendy, its good to see those stamp/dies in use as Ive wondered about them since they first appeared. I can see why they are added to your wishlist as the concept is ideal for us crafters!

    Gorgeous colours and obviously I love the sketch too. you make it look so easy!

    Keryn :)

    Kathys Waffle Sketch File

  12. Beautiful card Wendy. I've been trying to pretend I don't 'need' those dies and stamps and you are making it very hard to be good!

    Edna x :)

  13. Hi Wendy!So glad to find out you have a blog,have no time to visit DoCrafts lately so it will be great to follow you here and see your beautiful creations!
    This card is amazing!

  14. Beautiful card and a great way to use the throwdown colors! Thanks for playing along with us this week!

  15. This is just so darned pretty! Great way to use the February Sketch, thanks for joining in with us on The Sketch File this month


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