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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Butterfly Butterfly.......

Good morning!

This card turned out soooo pretty!!! Here goes with a step by step.

I started with my usual white piece of card stock.  I stamped the butterflies (unlabelled but I've got a feeling they are a Sheena Douglass stamp collection) and masked them over with drawing gum.

I decided to emboss some wax paper with a beautiful rose pattern embossing folder and once embossed I ironed it on to my card stock, straight over the top of the butterflies and blended over peacock feathers distress ink and dandelion momento ink to show it coming through.

I then rubbed off the masking fluid and coloured the butterflies in with distress inks and a water brush.

The sentiment was stamped - it is a Visible Image one "Butterfly Butterfly, flutter in to the sky".

I then decided that I wanted to enhance the butterflies and pretty things up a bit with some glitter so I stamped two butterflies on to heat resistant acetate with perfect medium and embossed with Wow totally teal embossing glitter. I cut them out and attached them just down their spines.

I also stamped some small bees (clarity stamps) on to the acetate with versa fine ink and clear embossed them over, then cut around those and attached them also.

Very happy with the beautiful colours and how pretty this card looked, it will also of course keep very flat as the acetate butterflies just flatten completely to go inside a nice envy envelope and pop back out when opened! - happy with that!

I would like to enter this card in to the following challenges:-

Moving Along With The Times - All Kinds of Everything.

Cards in Envy - For the kids.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne x


  1. Thanks for entering your beautiful butterfly card into the challenge over at Moving Along With The Times... enjoyed reading your tutorial on how you made your card.
    Diane Louise (DT member) x

  2. So beautiful, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

  3. Beautiful butterflies and gorgeous background! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

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    1. That's all I needed to hear!!! Thanks Dora!
      Leanne x

  5. Beautiful card Leanne - sparkly, inky goodness. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at A Card in Envy "For the Kids" challenge. Take care.

  6. WOW this is beautiful! Love how you created your background with wax paper. Super cool technique. Thank You for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps and More - Photo Inspiration Challenge!

  7. I love the glitter! What a beautiful card you have created. Thank You for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More - Photo Inspiration Challenge!

    Emma - Design Team

  8. Leanne, This is absolutely gorgeous... just stunning! I'm not sure which I love more: that beautiful background or those glittery butterflies. Either way, I'm very glad you shared this with us at Cards in Envy. :)

  9. Bless you Sybrina, you are always so very kind with your comments,
    Leanne xx