Thursday, 19 January 2017

Playing with pretty papers

I've had a good rummage through my stash for this card, inspired by the Use 3+ 6x6 papers challenge at Use Your Stuff, and come up with one of those "Too gorgeous to use" pads we probably all have, simply called "Background papers 1" from Crafty Individuals. And I took a deep breath and started cutting.........

....... and stamping,  and embossing, and distressing, and matting and layering......

Sheet 1 is the background, sheet 2 the vertical rectangle and circle, sheet 3 the horizontal rectangle and the large butterfly/moth stamped on the remainder of the sheet (I used a second sheet of #3 to make a matching liner panel for the inside).

The large butterfly/moth is an old Graphicus stamp, stamped and embossed on the patterned paper  and the Thank You stamp is from Clarity. All the other beautiful butterflies and dragonflies are integral parts of the lovely papers, not stamped by me, so you can see why I was so reluctant to cut them!

I am sharing this with
Use Your Stuff - 3+ papers from a 6x6 pad
Little Red Wagon - Thank You
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Thank You  
Allsorts challenge - Wings on Things
Inkspirational - Flutter 
Crafty Creations Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. Oh Jane I do sympathise with you using your precious paper pads for crafting. Such a gorgeous card and worth breaking into the paper pad to make.

    Sue xx

  2. You've used those beautiful papers so well Jane. It really is a lovely card. Barbxx

  3. Your creation is beautiful and thank you for entering our challenge theme of "Wings on Things", at Allsorts Challenges, do hope to see you again. ♥
    [aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]

  4. Beautiful card, gorgeous papers awesome butterfly/moth as the focal point.

  5. Beautiful Jane! Thank you for joining our challenge this week at Little Red Wagon. Donna (DT)

  6. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sparkles, good luck!!! Amy DT

  7. I love all of your layers and the beautiful papers that you chose! Thanks for joining us at UYS this week!

  8. Simply gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

  9. Glad you had the courage to cut up those beautiful papers. Thanks for joining us at Use your stuff

  10. I can see why you'd want to leave those papers 'as is'...gorgeous! On the other hand, I'm delighted that you've shared them with us; so eye-catching! A perfect canvas for your lovely butterfly/moth! Once again, thrilled that you shared your creativity in the Inkspirational gallery!

  11. Beautiful card I love the colors of the papers, Thank you for joining the challenge over at Use Your Stuff

  12. Great card Thanks so much for joining us over at Crafty Creations Challenges.


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