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.


  1. 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! )

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

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

  4. Great sponge embossing. Looks fantastic x

  5. Great sponge embossing. Looks fantastic x


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