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 

18 comments:

  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

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

    Hope you're having a good weekend.

    B x

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

    Sue

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

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  5. Gorgeous,
    Hugs, Brittany, xoxo
    http://www.mymagnoliacardsbybrittany.blogspot.co.uk/

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

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  7. Beautiful card...thanks for joining SSD!

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

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  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

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

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  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 :)

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  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

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  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.

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

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

    Christy
    SSD DT

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  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!

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

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

    Kim
    SSD DT

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