Saturday, March 12, 2011

Dotty Butterflies

This is another card I made for the Moxie Fab World Paper Piecing Challenge, this month’s Hero Arts challenge and Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge and . It's great that because of these challenges I’m getting lots of birthday cards ready in advance for family and friends rather than rushing at the last minute as often happens with me!

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Stamps (Hero Arts) – Antique Engravings, Magical Background, Envelope Pattern and Birthday Wishes.

For the top part of the background I applied broken china distress ink to white card, spritzed with water, stamped the Envelope Pattern using the same ink and white embossed with the Magical Background.



I white embossed the butterflies on vellum, added beads and paper pieced some scraps of vellum which had alcohol inks applied. I had been messing around with vellum and alcohol inks after seeing Sue’s wonderful video here. The sentiment was stamped using broken china distress ink (can you tell that’s my favourite one?!) and I just added some machine stitching and string to finish.

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend:)

13 comments:

Lin said...

Another blue one!! Love it, Heather!

Barb said...

I really love this card, Heather! The Envelope Pattern and Magical Background make such a wonderful pair and your vellum butterflies are so beautiful with the small, paper pieced circles. . .LOVE THAT!

CinnamonSally said...

Another stunner Heather, I love those vellum butterflies they look fabulous against the blue.

Anette H said...

Really, really gorgeous, Heather!! Great pairing of stamps for the background, and the butterflies have the softest look to them! Beautiful!

Patricia said...

Love your card your embossing background is amazing and your butterflies are so beautiful =P

Monika Reeck said...

dear Heather I am so sorry cause my school time I have nearly no time to blogging and making cards but I wanna say I miss you :) and....I LOVE always your butterfly and Velum images all are adorable and soo beautiful....hugs

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Love the beautiful soothing blues and the alcohol ink butterflies are wonderful.

Clare said...

This is SOOOO gorgeous and lovely! The colors are just beautiful! And the stamping is amazingggg! :)

cebelica said...

I love your creations! So beautiful!

There's an award for you on my blog: http://crafty-little-bee.blogspot.com/2011/03/some-lovely-candy-at-my-friends-blog.html

Deirdre said...

Heather - this is just stunning. Love it.

Cath said...

Hey Heather! Thanks for entering the Paper Piecing Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the stampy fun! :)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your vellum butterflies and the envelope pattern over the magical background!

Brenda said...

I am in love with those vellum butterflies! Stunning card!

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