Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Beautiful Butterflies

I got the idea for today's card from an American demo, Tami White, who had CASE'd hers from an 'unknown' demo! I started by cutting a mask from the Beautiful Butterflies die using acetate, which is a brilliant tip in itself. When making masks before I have always used a card scrap, however by using acetate not only do the sponge daubers glide much more easily but you can clean the mask and re-use. Anyway I digress. The mask was fixed to a piece of Whisper White card using a tiny bit of re-positionable glue runner and, using sponge daubers, I added Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie to colour the butterfly. Leaving the mask in position I then used an image from Pocket Silhouettes and stamped in Basic Black. The butterfly was cut out by hand and matted onto a piece of Whisper White which had already been stamped in So Saffron with the small butterfly stamp from Cottage Garden. This was placed on a mat of So Saffron and Marina Mist before fixing to a card blank. The sentiment is part of a stamp from Create a Cupcake, inked with a marker pen and punched with the Modern Label Punch.


  1. This is a super idea and I like the acetate trick. Your butterfly has turned out beautiful and so vibrant. x

  2. This is so pretty Margaret and thanks for the acetate tip! Vicky x

  3. Margaret it is lovely , just seen a show on Create and craft with a guy from stemping with dimensions, he made a butterfly card similar to this one but not nearly as nice as yours.
    Acetate is worth its weight.....
    Hugs Elaine

  4. Wow!! Another perfect stunner Margaret!

  5. That butterfly is gorgeous Margaret, love the acetate idea :0)
    Jenny x


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