Saturday, 10 August 2013

Bright Butterflies

I had a lovely lunch today with the Monday night crafters, including Secret Summer Santa.  We all enjoy it at Christmas so we decided to it on our summer outing too!  I got a pot of gilding wax and a tube of Liquid Pearls inside a beautifully Decoupatched box, what crafter wouldn't want to get that?!.  I remembered to take my camera but didn't remember to use it, so no pics of us stuffing our faces with yummy puds!
After I got home I made this summery, stamped card.
 Most of this card was done by masking, either with a post-it note die cut into a circle, or strips of low tack masking tape, then randomly stamping four different butterflies from a Kaisercraft set in Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks.
The sentiment stamps are both Papermania, the "Friend" sentiment being stamped in the same Distress Inks as the butterflies.
I used a Tonic border punch to add to the butterfly theme and die cut a butterfly using a Cuttlebug die.  The die also has matching embossing folders, I chose one, and inked it up with Perfect Medium, then after embossing, sprinkled on white embossing powder and heated to add detail to my butterfly embellishment.  I finished it off with pearls for it's body and a trail of gems.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Delicious Doodles - #48 - Butterflies
Cards Galore - Bingo - Sentiment, Die Cut, Embossing/Masks
Dutch Dare - #229 - Border Time
Flutterby Wednesday - #247 - Any Winged Creature
The Paper Shelter - #123 - Punches and Dies
Totally Gorjuss - #196 - Hot, Hot, Hot - I used hot colours
Party Time Tuesday - #132 - Friendship
C is for Challenge - #3 - Fresh and Bright - bright colours against fresh white


  1. Beautiful card Wendy, gorgeous colours
    Hugs Kelly

  2. Beautiful card Wendy, love the butterfly theme and stamped so well. Gorgeous colours too.

    That's a great idea to have a summer santa, pleased you had a good time and a lovely lunch, Kate x

  3. Fabulous card I love your image, colouring papers and diecuts. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  4. Your card is gorgeous! I love the delicate butterflies you have used, and the pretty, bright colors. Thanks so much for joining in the Flutter By Wednesday challenge this week.

  5. a wonderful card wendy - love the summery colours and the butterflies are just beautiful x

  6. wonderful soft tones great design Ginny x

  7. so stunning wendy.really beautiful colours and i love the butterflies :D

    xx coops xx

  8. Such pretty colors on this gorgeous card!! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  9. Wendy, this is a beautiful card. I so like the different colored stamped butterflies, the composition and the added dimension of the punched butterfly. All work beautifully together to create the lovely card. Thank you for entering the challenge this week at Flutter By Wednesday.

  10. This is so pretty. I love the delicate background.

  11. What a gorgeous card you have made here. It fits our challenge this week well of “butterflies”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

  12. Great card thanks for joining us at Cards Galore and good luck

  13. Butterflies everywhere - love them! You have created a beautiful card, love how you stamped the main page. I would like to thank you for entering my 'C... is for challenge' blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
    Anna xxx


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