Sunday 26 August 2012

All Aflutter

It was my lovely crafty buddy, Alison's, birthday on Friday and this is the card I made for her.  It's another gatefold stepper, this time using Prima Sun Kiss papers. The panel at the back was made with a Kanban stamp which was stamped in Rich Cocoa Memento ink.  I then coloured the butterflies with Promarkers, glittered with Stickles in Yellow and Aqua, and, once that was dry, glazed with Anita's 3D Gloss.  When the glaze was dry, I added some colour with Distress Ink in Scattered Straw and Wild Honey.  Finally, I gave it a spritz with a gold Cosmic Shimmer spray, wiping the butterflies clean.
The other butterflies were fussy cut from the paper and the sentiments are Papermania from the Tulip range.

A close up of the main panel.

The back where a message can be written.

The card closed.  I made the flower with a Woodware punch with Flower Soft in the centre.  The leaves were made with a Spellbinders die.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Catz - #147 - ribbons and bows
Pattie's Creations - #51 - birthday
The Poodle's Parlour - winged things
Dare to be Sassy - #139 - decorate the inside
The Paper Shelter - #78 - anything goes
Flourishes - #183 - butterflies, bees, spiders
Creative Stamp Friends - #58 - unusual card shape 


  1. Beautiful card Wendy love the shape of the card and the design and layout is fabulous, I'm sure your friend loved it. Caroline xxx

  2. A whole kaleidoscope of butterflies Wendy, just lovely.

    Hope you're having a good weekend.

    B x

  3. Stunning card Wendy. A gorgeous design with so much attention to detail and the butterflies are so beautiful


  4. Gosh Wendy, This is stunning and so beautifully presented with lots of detail too x

  5. Gorgeous,
    Hugs, Brittany, xoxo

  6. So beautiful Wendy, love the design.
    Wendy xx

  7. Beautiful Card Wendy, Love the colours you have chosen your friend will love it...

  8. A stunning card. Your friend will love this card. Sorry I have not been around much lately, you have been busy creating lots of lovely cards. Elaine

  9. WOW beautiful creation, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  10. How pretty!! Your colors and the perfect Step Card technique make this card an unbelievable creation! I love it :)

    Thank you for playing along with us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!!

    ~ Amanda :)

  11. Thank you for joining us this week over at Poodles Parlour. Your card is stunning and the butterflies are beautiful - the sentiments finish it off perfectly

    Good luck

    Sylvia x

  12. Wendy, this is so beautiful!! I love all of the different butterflies! What a fabulous detail. Thank you for playing along at the FTTC.

  13. Hi Wendy
    A gorgeous and beautiful card fabulous colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  14. Very nice!! I love the different colors of the butterflies! Thanks for joining us at DTBST!

    SSD DT

  15. WOW what a cool card! Love the folds and all the added embellies! Very pretty! Thank you for joining us at DTBST! HUGS

    SSD DT


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