Friday, 1 November 2013

Butterfly Hello

I needed some little cards to tuck in with Playground prizes, so I whipped up half a dozen of these very quickly:
I used:

- 3" x 3" cards, made from SU's 'Primrose Petals' and 'Pacific Point' card stock

- 'Butterfly' stamp set by Inkadinkado. The butterflies were stamped onto the card using 'Tuxedo Black' and then I stamped them again onto white thick paper using SU's 'Regal Rose' and Memento 'Teal Zeal' ink pads before snipping the wings out and adding them on top of the black stamped images just with a line of sticky tape down the line nearest to the butterfly body so that the wings stand up

- black pearls down the bodies - made by Papermania

- and then I stamped the little greeting in white - big mistake :( The Brilliance 'Moonlight White' inkpad I used came out all patchy - Dee Zarster! So, I just added some wiggly lines over the top using my Signo white pen

Not my finest hour and I almost threw them away, but I really do need to get the Playground prizes in the post today if possible.

Di
x

20 comments:

  1. A brilliantly saved disaster, Di. If you had kept mum, I'd never have guessed the greeting wasn't meant to be like that :) I love the colours and the butterflies too. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  2. Good save Di, I thought it was a new technique! Lovely butterflies, Cathy x

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  3. Love the way you did those butterflies. Very pretty!
    Lynn

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  4. "There are no mistakes in art"
    this is a great quote - I can use it all the time!!

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  5. We are our own worst critics, Di; it looks just fine to me! And how nice of you to make such sweet handmade note cards to include with your generous prizes!! (Nice to meet Dee Zarster, LOL!) Hugs, Darnell

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  6. These are fabulous! Love how you did the butterfly.

    I am going to remember this save for the white squiggly lines...it is a great save!

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  7. Look good to me Di - as if stamped in paints... but then everything you do comes out good - cos that's how you roll... LOL - Mxx

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  8. OOOh, love those butterflies, especially with the shadow. Great effect on the sentiment - don't forget the crafting mantra - no mistakes, only happy accidents! Lynn x

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  9. Well I think they are CUTE. Love teensy little 3x3s. Your ink problem turned into a happy accident!

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  10. I have the same problem with the Brilliance pads - but you've covered it up brilliantly!! Very creative Miss! x

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  11. Fab butterflies Di!! lots of huggles Sue xx

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  12. Brilliant Di, the butterflies are fab and definately a happy accident.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  13. Hi Di,
    fab little cards. I love the colours and the wonderful butterflies.
    It's a true measure of a crafter, when they can salvage a disaster or mistake.
    Lots of love. Jenny L.

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  14. Gorgeous cards Di those butterflies are amazing love the writing on them xx

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  15. Them there butterflies are lovely and if you never came clean about your mishaps we'd be none the wiser cos Parsnip knows how to keep a secret Miss!! Hugs Mrs A.

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  16. You were well over my today's dashboard pics tonight but I have just sussed out why.
    You wanted to have this card showing on the 31st to give me a fright, it worked.

    Love the way you have overcome the Di-Saster with the white inked sentiment.

    Kath x

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  17. Well, I had to enlarge the image to see your Dee Zarster (shades of Darnell. Are ya'll like sisters, or somethin'?). Tee heee. Actually, you clever minx, it was really a nifty look, and a wonderful save. These are such cute little cards and I, for one, would be tickled to see it as something 'extra' in an envelope. Glad you were able to keep 'em out of the trash. TFS & Hugs

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  18. Your creativity has got wings like this cards
    amazing job
    lovely
    hugs Tamara

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  19. Beautiful Di and the stamping looks great - would never have know x

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  20. Wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't introduced Dee Zaster! Seriously, think of it as a distress ink pad & you'd be happy with it :-)
    Hugs
    Debs x

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