Wednesday, 25 July 2012

FYI - Butterflies

This is another of the cards that I have to make for this weekend, it's an 80th Birthday card (I've not put the sentiment on yet). It's also another entry into the For Your Inspiration challenge, I loved the colours in this challenges photo, so it wasn't hard to make this card with colours matching the photo. The backing paper is from Artylicious Essence of Nature, available from Chocolate Baroque, the Butterfly stamps are also from Chocolate  Baroque. First I printed the backing paper, and then added lots of distress inks to change the colour. Next I stamped the swirls from Creative Expressions in opposite corners and embossed with WOW gold embossing powder. After stamping the butterflies, colouring with promarkers and then cutting the butterflies out, I stamped just the head and feelers onto the backing paper where I wanted them to be. I added some orange organza ribbon down the side of the backing paper before sticking it to the card base. The butterflies were shaped and then stuck down using glue gel, and I added a bow and also some flowers.

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  1. This is a gorgeous card using those fab butterflies - a set I don't have - yet... I love the colours you've used.

  2. Sue this is so gorgeous ! I love the images, your background & overall design. Your enteries into the current FYI challenge are all stunning ! I think I love every CB stamp set, but these butterflies just jumped onto my wish list (it's long).

    I hope you are well. My sister left this morning. We had a great time and now I need a little time to rest up :) Take care, Shirleyx

  3. Oh so pretty! Love your bg and the bright use of color! Thanks for joining in at FYI!

  4. Sue, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colors!!! WOW!

  5. WOW Sue, this is gorgeous. I love everything about it.
    Christine xx

  6. Glorious colours Sue, and those CB stamps are fabulous. Love the embossed corner swirls and the 3-d effect on the Butterflies - they really pop out of the card.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at FYI. Sylvia x

  7. Another beauty, Sue! You're rocking these colours! Thanks for another entry to FYI! :-)

  8. Love the colours in this card Sue, beautiful x

  9. Wow! this is awesome the colored backdrop is beautiful! The butterflies really pop next to your flowers great design!~hugs Deanna


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