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...thanks for joining SSD!

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

  9. 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

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

  11. 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 :)

  12. 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

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

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

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

    SSD DT

  16. WOW! Thanks for playing in our 'Birthdays' Challenge #51!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  17. This is perfect for our current challenge at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

  18. 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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