Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Butterflies and Lace

The current Butterfly challenge is Butterflies and L is for Lace, and I decided to use stamped lace instead of real, because I wanted to break open a couple of packs of never-used clear Kanban stamps that I bought in a QVC kit some time around the date of the invention of the wheel and was feeling guilty that they had lain unused for so long.

I stamped small butterflies at random and the scalloped lace border down the side of my card, then added a band of ribbon-trimmed card to cover up where the border didn't match up for a bit of extra interest. The lace panel was stamped and embossed in white ink on white card, then I sponged a selection of distress inks over it, rubbing hard with a tissue to make sure no ink clung to the raised areas. Then it just needed a couple of butterflies to finish it off.


Liz said...

What a fabulous card! I love the lace panel - I thought it was real lace until I read what you'd written! Lovely butterflies fluttering around too.
Liz - wearing my Butterfly Challenge #29 Guest Designer hat. :-)

(I think I might have inadvertently clicked the 'publish' button on a previous comment on this post, if so can you please delete it. No idea what random letters I may have pressed! LOL! )

Mrs A. said...

Wow Jane, your card is really something. Love the stamped lace panel. (you piped me to the post.). Butterflies are gorgeous. Hugs Mrs A.

Alison C said...

That white lace panel is gorgeous and the butterflies are so pretty. It looks like gold card.

Lindsey said...

Great sponge embossing. Looks fantastic x

Lindsey said...

Great sponge embossing. Looks fantastic x