Sunday, 26 January 2020

Black Butterfly

I don't know what brand these dies are, as I( was sent them by a magazine to test and the article hasn't been published yet, but the butterfly cuts beautifully and cleanly, however the large floral corners are a real pain to get out of the die, especially the waste, and the "pokey holes" in them are so tiny that none of the usual waste removal tricks and gadgets seem to work. So cutting the corners turned into a bit of a Herculean task.

However the satisfaction of creating the background with inks and a stencil more than made up for the frustration and I do think the black stands out well against it. 

I am sharing this with

Allsorts Challenge - take flight

Just us Girls - photo inspiration 


Margarets designer cards said...

I like your butterfly die, looks similar to the X cut one I have, some of these dies with tiny spaces between do seem to be a pain and need the pokey tool.
Lovely card and pretty background

Jules said...

Hi Jane

A beautiful background .. .. lovely colour choices that set your butterfly and corner dies off really well.

Hope you are having a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Wendy L said...

Your background looks fab and a gorgeous card, thank you for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful background and the dies look great.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love that background and the black dies set it off beautifully. H xx

Mrs A. said...

Stunning background for the black dies. The corners do look very intricate. What a shame they are such a pain to die cut out. Hugs Mrs A.

brenda said...

A lovely inky background for the pretty Butterfly, many thanks for joining in with our 'Take Flight' theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Linby said...

A stunning card Jane so vibrant. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts.
Lynn x

Dawn Phillips said...

You've got more patience than I have. It did pay off though. It's beautiful. Love Dawn x

Sue Lelli said...

BEAUTIFUL BG for your black butterflies!