Saturday, 9 March 2013

Vintage Butterflies

It's my auntie's birthday on Monday, here's the card I made for her, I hope she likes it.
The butterfly stamp is an Urban one from Papermania and is in the current goody bag, I really like how detailed it is and it stamps like a dream.  I stamped it onto white card, coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and inked the edges of the topper with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  Next, I stamped it onto acetate, applied Pinflair glue for glitter to some areas on the back of the stamped image and added three different colours of Diamond Sparkles glitter in warm, earthy tones.  Once dry, they were cut out and attached to the topper along the body so the wings could be lifted for dimension.  I then stamped the bodies again, coloured them, cut them out and glued them in place.
The papers are Papermania Vintage Notes which have a lovely linen texture, the sentiment is cut from one of the papers.  I gave all the edges an inking with Tea Dye Distress Ink to given some definition as the colours are quite pale and muted.  I used a Tonic border punch to add interest to the simple layout and to continue the butterfly theme.
The final touches are some ribbon, a bow with a gem brad in the centre, pearls, brown gems and "trails" for the butterflies done with Liquid Pearls.  I was tempted to add some flowers but my aunt doesn't like overly fussy cards and they may have been overkill so I managed to resist the urge!
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Happy Campers - #12 - butterflies
Flutterby Wednesday - #230 - open
Cuttlebug Mania - butterflies, I used my Bug to die cut the circle
Everybody-Art - #226 - butterflies
Artistic Inspirations - #31 - things with wings
Sparkle 'n' Sprinkle - glitter
Whoopsi Daisy - 2 patterned papers
Card Crafter's Circle - #65 - vintage flair


  1. Wendy this is so gorgeous, just love how you have done the butterflies. xxx

  2. whats not to like wendy - your card is fabulous xx

  3. Hello
    Fabulous card... Love the butterflies
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  4. Gorgeous card Wendy. I love the butterflies and their sparkly wings, so pretty!
    Have a good weekend
    Lorraine x

  5. Hi Wendy,
    Your card is gorgeous I have my eye on that butterfly stamp
    I'm sure your aunty will love it :)

  6. Wendy, your card and butterflies are so pretty x

  7. Oh Wendy it is so beautiful, Auntie will love it. Your design is lovely and the colouring and glittering of the butterflies as brilliant, kate x

  8. This is gorgeous Wendy, I'm sure your Aunt will love it. Marlene

  9. Your Aunt can't fail to love this card Wendy - it is absolutely gorgeous. Love Michele xx

  10. Beautiful card. The butterflies are stunning, and I like the added dimension you've given them. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Flutter By Wednesday.

  11. Schaut total edel aus deine Karte, ist wunderschön
    lg gertrude

  12. This is gorgeous, Wendy, I've just bought this stamp. Hope I can make something as pretty with mine.

  13. oh wow really beautiful wendy.i love the butterflies and soft colours :D

    xx coops xx

  14. such a pretty card Wendy, love the soft colours and buttrflies, sure she will love it. pam

  15. Wendy your card is very lovely. I especially love your sparkly butterflies. This card is very elegant!! Thanks for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges.
    Barbara - SNSCC coord.

  16. Beautiful creation Love your detailing of butterflies
    Thanks for sharing on Card Crafter's Circle.

  17. A beautiful card I love it. Those butterflies are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this time and good luck

  18. These butterflies are amazing. Love 'em.

  19. So beautiful. I love the soft colours and the vintage style. Thank you for joining in with our 1st challenge at Cuttlebug Mania.

  20. A beautiful card Wendy, I love the design and soft gentle colouring. Your Butterflies are stunning - gorgeously sparkled!!

    Thanks for joining with Everybody Art Challenge,
    Heather xx

  21. What an elegant card! I love the soft colours, and those butterflies are to die for, what an amazing job colouring them. Thanks for joining the Butterfly Challenge at Cuttlebug Mania.

  22. Fabulous card, love the all the details on your card. Thanks for playing with us at SNS Monthly Card Challenge!


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