Thursday, 10 May 2012

Flutterby Moments

I took the opportunity today to try out my Kanban Butterfly stamps which I'd purchased some time ago, along with some butterfly glittered acetate.  They really are lovely stamps and very versatile. The set consists of the main butterfly/script stamp, together with an additional three individual butterfly stamps.

For this project I stamped the main stamp onto lavender pearlised card, using black archival ink.  I also stamped the individual butterflies onto the same card.  I then cut out the individual butterflies to use as embellishments on the card.

The main image was mat and layered onto black glittered cardstock and purple pearlised card.  This is the first time I've used acetate, but it seemed to work quite well. I used a Kanban card blank and then folded the acetate sheet in half and placed this over the card.

To finish the card I added some ribbon and pearl embellishments, then placed the main image on top of the ribbon using double sided tape.  The individual butterflies were added to the card last of all, using foam pads to give the card some dimension.

Once again the insert was made using Pink Petticoat's 'Elegance' digital paper, printed in lavender, which complemented the acetate perfectly.

Here's the finished card. Hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by!

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." ~ Maya Angelou

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Flower Power

Well, since my last post (April Showers) I have to say that the weather hasn't improved! I can't believe it's May already! Sadly there's little sign of any Spring sunshine today.

So I thought I'd share the following easel card with you, which I've made today. I hope it brightens your day, given the gloomy weather we're having!

I'm entering this card in the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog, the current theme being 'Flower Power'.  I love the image of this little mouse travelling along on the Gerbera - is this what is meant by 'Environmentally Friendly Transport'?

The very cute House Mouse image was stamped and coloured in using my faithful Letraset ProMarkers. I then layered the image onto a  pink scalloped circle mat, which was cut using my CraftROBO Lite.

I raided my stash of ribbons and luckily found one pink ribbon which seemed to complement the colour scheme nicely. The ribbon was then woven around the circumference of the scalloped circle.

Once again I turned to my supply of Pink Petticoat digital papers for the backing paper and the base of the easel, this one is called 'Elegance'.

Finally the sentiment was cut using my Grand Calibur with Spellbinders Moroccan Accents.

I hope you enjoy the card and hope we have some sunshine soon!