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Friday, 5 November 2010

Lavender, Blue and Silver Butterfly Frame

Here is another of my butterfly cards using the free Kate Knight papers that came with the Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine a couple of months ago.

A circle was die cut from white card using a Nesties die and the butterfly image from the Penny Black Enjoy Life stamp set was stamped using Versacolor Black pigment ink and heat embossed with PSX silver embossing powder.

The butterfly image was coloured using Copic sketch markers:
  • Butterfly: BV00, BV04, B41
 and highlighted with Tim Holtz Rock Candy Distress Stickles.

The edge of the circle was lightly coloured with Tim Holtz Dusty Concord distress ink and silver embossed.

The Fleur de Lys circle frame stamp, from the Papermania Hampstead Icons and Sentiments stamp set, was stamped and silver heat embossed onto cornflower blue paper and die cut using a circle Nesties die. This was matted onto a die cut circle from a Lakeland set of die cut sheets and a Big Scalloped circle die cut from silver mirror card.

A panel of the blue patterned paper, from the pad of free Kate Knight designed papers, was distressed around the edges with the Dusty Concord ink and a length of lilac organza ribbon was tied around the centre.

This was then matted onto the blue paper and the silver mirror card and then onto the card blank.

Clear Dew Drops from Patti's Pretties were then added in each of the corners of the patterned paper.

Here are the challenges I am entering this card into:


kay said...

its a beauty kathleen,x

downrightcrafty said...

Wow Kathleen this is stunning, such a delicate soft feel to the card and the image is so pretty and perfectly coloured, thanks for sharing it with us at the SCSC this week
Hugs Kate xx

xGemmax said...

Its beautiful Kathleen :o)
hugs and xxx

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Kathleen - beautiful colours and image x Susan x

lindyloo said...

Beautiful card hun with lovely image and colour combo thanks for joining us at the creative cottage hope to see you again lindyloo x

Paddington fan said...

This is such a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Lexi’s Creations this time for our ‘Anything goes’ challenge and good luck, love Jacky x

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at AiFactory this week.

Benzi said...

Your die cuts are so pretty, and so is the butterfly. The organza ribbon finishes it off beautifully. Thanks for joining the Stampin B's this week.

Patti J said...

What a beautiful butterfly! Your card is gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday Challenge! Hope to see you again next week!

Kathy said...

Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers Topaz
dare this week

Saskia said...

Beautiful card, so elegant!!

Lovely to see your work at Daring Cardmakers!! Thanks for joining us!!

Sweet greetings, Saskia
(guest designer)

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card!


pickle said...

beautiful xx

Lynda said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Kathryn said...

B is for blue and beautiful as well! What a lovely elegant card! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, K x

Peggy said...

This is beautiful. I love everything about it. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Karyn said...

What a beautiful image and I love the colours you've used! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion. x x

Anonymous said...

This is a gorgeous card! I just love the colors of it! thanks for entering this week's garden party challenge at AIF

Betty Wright said...

Kathleen, this is so gorgeous! Beautiful stamping and detailing. Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC!

Kristen said...

Super cute card. I love your technique! Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Lauretta See said...

Sorry for being late on commenting here... but with so many entries and all.. i am late. But i still wanted to say.. your card is great and thank you for playing with us in our challenge at CRAFT YOUR PASSION :) hugs x

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Kathleen, so very pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our "Circles" challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Anonymous said...

This is such a pretty card - love the soft colours - it's beautiful! Smudgeroonie xx

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