This card was inspired by Sally Traidman’s gorgeous fabric flowers on the cover of the 2011 Hero Arts catalogue plus some cute cards on page 16 of the catalogue.
Stamps (Hero Arts) - Antique Engravings, Wild Flowers, Old Letter Writing & Messages.
The red card base has been stamped with the Old Letter Writing stamp using VersaMark. For the panel I frayed a piece of fabric, stamped the wild flowers image with a brown ink and added gems.
The butterfly is made up of three layers - two pieces of fabric with a piece of wadding sandwiched in the middle. I stamped the butterfly on the top piece of fabric and using a sewing machine stitched the outline and some of the details.
Then I trimmed the fabric close to the stitched edging. To finish the butterfly I just added some thread for the antennae and wooden beads on the body. The sentiment is white embossed and the ladybird was coloured with a marker and a layer of Glossy Accents applied for some sheen.