Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Butterfly and Flowers

Good morning.

A card for 2 challenges:
Sketch and Stash #67
Sentimental Sundays #66 Garden Party

Here we have an A5 pale blue blank card. The two backing cards are two different hand marbled cards which have been put through a Cuttlebug and two different embossing folders to give lots of texture, The top one is a fancy flourish, the bottom one vertical foliage. These were matted onto silver mirror card.

A Martha Stewart punch was used to make the lattice border in silver mirror card, which was threaded through with pale blue organza and satin ribbon to cover the join between the backing cards.

The main image of butterflies and flowers was created using Sheena Douglass' Paint Fusion Stamps and techniques. This was created on a circular piece of crackled mount board. Stickles glitter glue was used as an edging n the flowers and on the butterfly for a bit of bling. The plaque was edged with platinum embossing powder as was the body of the butterfly.

The stash element was the sentiment stamp from Chocolate Baroque which was stamped on another piece of hand marbled paper. The stamp had a different type of flower so to keep the same theme I covered this over with three hand painted flowers which I cut out, glitter glued and bonded in place with Pinflair Gel glue. I have had this stamp for about 4 years but this is the first time I have used it. The sentiment reads:
Kind hearts are the garden, Kind thoughts are the root, Kind words are the blossom, Kind deeds are the fruit. This is a quote from John Ruskin.


  1. Very pretty, Shirl. I really like that. I'm not creative enough for cardmaking, and I really would love to know where you get your ideas!!!

  2. Lovely colours, and the layering gives it a beautiful 3D effect

  3. Gorgeous - so charming! Thanks for joining us at SNS this time around, Juliexx

  4. Beautiful! Thank you for joining our “It’s A Garden Party” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


  5. Great card! Thanks for joining us for Sentimental Sundays In The Garden Challenge and I hope you join us again next time!


  6. Shirl - what a stunning card - I love the background you have created and the centre image is just fabulous. I look forward to seeing your next creation. Hazel x


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