Saturday, 29 December 2012

Social Butterflies

I've been playing with more new goodies on today's card...the 'Social Butterfly' stamp set by Penny Black, and a few new colours of Distress Ink. I started by blending the inks (Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord, Chipped Saphire, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean & Tumbled Glass) over a square of plain white card...then spritzed it with 'Baby's Breath' Shimmerz for a little sparkle. I then stamped some of the butterflies and a dragonfly from the set in the Distress Inks I'd used for the background...adding a sentiment (from the 'Fabulous Birthday' set by Hero Arts) stamped in black. I stamped the larger butterfly on a separate piece of card, embossing it with clear powder, before colouring it with the same inks, and spritzing once again before cutting it out and mounting it using 3D foam pads.


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19 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Helen this is beautiful. Love soft colour palette.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Viv's Visuals said...

really like the lovely colours you've used on this.. great job!

Kath said...

A lovely card - the butterflies are fabulous.

Kath x

Claire said...

Just beautiful! Hugs, Claire x

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so pretty and delicate
Lisa x

M-J said...

This is lovely. It's great to have new stamps to play with! Thanks for your response on my blog about how you made the garden notelets, really helpful, thanks!

Tracy said...

Hi Helen,
I love your Butterfly image, beautiful details, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours and the butterfly stamps are so pretty. Thank you for joining the Its Your Choice challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

Jenée said...

This is a stunning card. The different style butterflies make a brilliant background for the one you've cut out and given dimension. Thank you for entering this lovely into the challenge this week at Flutter By Wednesday.

Vicky said...

So beautiful Helen...the butterfly looks so delicate hun...:o)

hope you had a lovely Christmas sweetie...biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Shirley said...

How lovely Helen. You sound as though you thoroughly enjoyed making your card. I like the different shades of ink you used for the background and the large butterfly stands out beautifully. Thank you for the verbal tut. and entering our challenge at Penny Black and More.
Good luck in our prize draw and we hope you will join us for our January challenge.

Shirley

Kat said...

Gorgeous Helen, the colours are lovely and the butterflies are really pretty.

Kat xx

Sandra H said...

Hi Helen, This is so beautiful the colours is so light and soft as always your creations are stunning xx

Jacki Randolph said...

Beautiful!! Love your soft muted colors! Thanks for sharing and joining us this week at Sweet Stamps Challenge!

Jenée said...

Lovely card. Your use of the butterfly stamps is stunning. Thank you for joining us this week at Flutter By Wednesday.

nicoleqmullen said...

Beautiful card, love the colours! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay!!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card, love your soft colours and pretty butterflies, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz, hugs, Sarah x

Sindhu said...

beautiful card! Love the butterfly..
Thanks for joining us at charisma this week!

grandmabonnie said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing your talent at Card Crafter's Circle this week!