Friday, 2 September 2016

Krafty Butterflies

For this card I've dug out a very, very old stamp, one of the first unmounted stamps I ever bought. It's a Crafty Individuals stamp called "Four Beautiful Butterflies" and it is a testament to what a lovely stamp it is that it is still available today. A true classic, it can be used as a single large image or a set of smaller ones.

Today I've used it as a single one, stamping onto Kraft card and then using a white gel pen to highlight parts of the butterflies. I added a border of white dots and enclosed it in a square ruled with a black fine liner. I managed to find some Candi in kraft with white dots too, as an embellishment.


I am sharing this with:
Crafty Individuals - Clean and Simple 
Butterfly Challenge - Kraft Card or Kaleidoscope (just kraft)
Retro Rubber - Critter time (I hope my butterflies count as critters!)
Loves to Craft - Anything Goes

21 comments:

Sue - said...

Very nice Jane - the white highlights really set it off.

Jean said...

Wow, yes this is a stunning stamp. Love the simplicity of the card.

Thanks for joining us over at LTCCB, good luck. Hope to see you again.
Jean DT XX

Kath said...

A fabulous card - love the butterfly stamp and the white highlight adds the perfect finishing touch.
Kath x

cotnob said...
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cotnob said...

This is fabulous Jane, a lovely black and Kraft combination.
Pauline
x

Pia S said...

Oh, what a wonderful stamp! These butterflies look so beautiful stamped on kraft and the white gel pen highlighting really makes a difference...

Jean Hardy said...

A great use of this stamp on kraft card Jane, and the white highlights look lovely as well. Many thanks for joining in the Crafty Individuals Challenge for September. Jean x

Mrs A. said...

Super use of this stamp. It looks perfect used with the Kraft card and the white gel pen for the dots and splash of colour. Love the effect you have created. Thankyoy for fluttering by my challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

Maria Rodriguez said...

Hello Jane: Your beautiful butterflies definitely count as critters!! This collage of butterflies stamped on Kraft card stock gives them a very vintage look. The white highlights on their wings look amazing.
Thank you for playing along at RETRO RUBBER, hope you come back next time.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

Donna Idlet said...

Jane, nice stamp set! Love your card. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber.

Neva Cole said...

Lovely job with the stamp and highlighting it with both white and black pens. CAS and easy! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber this fortnight!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber, good luck!!! Amy DT

Jan Clothier said...

I've never come across this stamp before, but oh my, I can see why it's a keeper. It's wonderful! I really love the way you've highlighted it with white. These are quite the most stylish critters!

Katy McGloin said...

Jane, what a wonderful vintage card you have made using the butterflies with the additional details... Most definitely a critter!! The embellishments worked out perfectly. Thanks so much for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun this week. Love seeing you in our gallery!!

Gingin said...

Beautiful card Jane! I love the vintage feel that the Kraft paper gives. The highlighting you did with the white pen gave it that perfect touch! Thank you so much for joining us at Retro Rubber:)

Christine Traversa said...

Beautiful stamp and card! So creative how you stamped on kraft then added white pen. Such a wonderful effect! Thanks so mych for doing the challenge! ❤️

Ann Chuang said...

Beautiful monochromatic card !! Thanks for joining us at Love To Craft! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
Ann DT
http://anncard.blogspot.tw

Coco said...

A great use of this stamp to create a beautiful and delicate card, with just the perfect embellishments. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Individuals Challenge this month, good luck to you Jane! Coco x

Florence said...

Fabulous cas card Jane. Love how you have used this stamp. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Individuals Challenge.
Flo x

Jane Knudsen said...

Hi Jane! Wow! What a stunner! You are so right - this is a stamp that is a classic! I was very interested in how you put this together. I am going to have to try that - I never have thought about doing the black on kraft with the white! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber!

Daniele said...

this looks so stunning, love the stamp and the white highlights, thanks for joining us at CI
hugs x