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Monday, 18 May 2020

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 257

The theme for this fortnight is Butterflies. Like flowers, I find butterflies such an easy thing to add to a card; a beautiful embellishment for any occasion.

I started with a Woodware stamp. I've bought quite a few of theirs recently - such lovely designs. I  coloured the butterfly and a couple of small details on the image with Promakrers. Then, to give it a vintage appearance, I shaded the background with Distress Ink before matting on to some mirror card. The background paper is from a pad I bought second-hand from a friend who was giving up cardmaking. I'm not sure whose it was, but it's an odd size of sheet (maybe 6" by 8", so I suspect it was made for the US market. But, the papers are lovely, and the colours gentler than I'm usually drawn to. I finished the card with a die cut butterfly, cut using a couple of Spellbinders dies.

I do hope you can join us this time.

5 comments:

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful day. Love the details. Have a creative week. Judy

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful butterflies and great background! Love it!
hugs
Glenda

Kim x said...

I love this stamp Josphine, it is so versatile, and I love butterflies.
Hope you are well and safe.
Hugs Kimx

Zoechaos said...

This is a beautiful card, as I suspect yours generally are, Butterflies makes beautiful embellishments x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous card Josephine. I'm on a bit of a catch-up today while things are quiet. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

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