Sunday, 14 August 2016

Black butterfly

There seem to be very few butterflies here in the UK this year. I hope it's a one off and not part of a general decline in the population. Even our buddleia plant is hardly getting any visits from them.

But at least we can still have butterflies of our very own through crafting! For this one I have used a very old Marianne Creatables die, made in the days before manufacturers had the bright idea of adding tiny holes to poke the die cut out of the die. I seldom use this die any more for that reason, which is a pity as it makes a butterfly that is both bold and delicate at the same time. I backed it with a scrap of patterned paper.

For the card, I added panels of bordered paper from a Bo Bunny set to both the inside and outside, choosing a narrower part of the border for the inside panel to leave plenty space for the sender to write. On the outside panel I stamped a text stamp about the language of flowers, it's an old unmounted stamp which I think originally came from Raindrops on Roses.



I am sharing this with Allsorts Challenge - Butterflies

5 comments:

  1. Pretty card Jane. Only last week I was talking to Roy about the lack of butterflies in the garden, other than cabbage whites and the odd sorrel. Think it must have something to do with the wet spring.

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    1. Just found this article on the net: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/15/2016-could-be-worst-year-on-record-for-british-butterflies-experts-warn

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  2. A gorgeous creation for our Butterfly theme Jane, thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

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  3. A lovely card. I have an old die like that, a flourish with no holes. I usually end up throwing it forcefully at the floor to get the paper to fall out! Cara x

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  4. Lovely butterfly make for our challenge at allsorts Tracy x

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