Saturday, 24 March 2018

Bright butterfly

Many many years ago, when I was fairly new to card making, I bought a pack of butterfly shaped card blanks in assorted colours thinking how useful they would be. When I got them home, I couldn't think of a single thing to do with them - and I had about 24 of the blighters.

Gradually over the years I've chipped away at them, helped a lot in recent years by the grandchildren who have really loved decorating them, until I had just one pink one left, getting rather faded around the edges but still "too good to throw away".

At last I've used it!


First of all I dealt with the fading by dabbing a deeper shade of pink ink around the edge. Then I stamped all over with a Kanban butterfly background stamp and used a bright pink Wink of Stella to highlight the butterflies.

The stamp set includes three individual butterflies which I stamped onto contrasting mint green card and used as embellishments.

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Crafty Sentiments Designs - Shaped cards

4 comments:

  1. Original project. Nice! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week.
    We look forward to seeing you again next time.
    Good luck!
    Hugs
    creativEle DT

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  2. I think we all have something like this in our stash Jane, you have certainly made the most of your final butterfly card, I love the pretty pink and green combination.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  3. Lovely card. I love butterflies!! Maria

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  4. Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week! Anna Dt

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