Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Butterfly lace

Recently I posted a card here featuring the beautiful Penny Black 'Soft Wings' butterfly stamp. I made two cards at the same time - this is the other one:
I used:

- 5.5" x 4" card blank - made from Crafter's Companion 300gsm water colour card

- a covering of lace design paper from the Papermania Capsule Collection 'Heather' paper pack

- Penny Black 'Soft Wings' butterfly stamp, stamped onto Crafter's Companion water colour card using Ranger 'Jet Black' Archival ink

- coloured the butterfly using Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and Sansodor blending solution then tickled over parts of the butterfly with a clear Wink of Stella brush pen

- hand cut the butterfly and set it aside
 
- die cut a doily from 'Baby Blue' pearlescent card stock using a Marianne Creatable doily 'LR0129'

- die cut the sentiment from a snippet of the same blue card (backed with Stick-It adhesive sheet) using a sentiment die from the Penny Black 'Hooray' die set 

- stuck the doily, butterfly and sentiment in place and called it a wrap

Edit: Another pre-made card and post to the rescue :) 

Second edit: Would you believe this fits part of the theme for Mrs A's latest Butterfly Challenge (G is for Grape) so I'm linking up there! 

Di
x

27 comments:

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Di....... and you hand cut the beautiful butterfly?! :-O

Mrs A. said...

Di, this is soooooo spooky. Go see me blog. Hugs Mrs A.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

oohhh love this stamp, coloured beautifully ... must get mine out again Di, and I have that doily die too, so neglected, as well - sigh..
:D great work though, gentle hugs, Shaz .xxx

MaryH said...

Love this purple toned background with the lush doily & that is one stunner of a butterfly! Glad you shared, and hope you're feeling so much better. Hugs

Megan J said...

Hi Di, what an amazing card! love it all and it's not just because it's in my favourite colour, hope you are feeling well again... Megan

scrappymo! said...

This is so beautiful. Love the colours and the colouring of your gorgeous butterfly!

Jane said...

Morning Di what a beauty. ..Gorgeous shades of purple and that smile die cut is super. I really hope you feel better soon. Hugs xx

Kath said...

A lovely card and a beautiful colour - love the rich colours too.
Kath x

brenda said...

Soft wings is a real favourite with me Di and it looks super in tones of purple and blue. Hope you are improving after your little setback.

B x

Jules said...

Hi Di

Been having a long over-due catch up on your blog - hardly any time for blog hopping these days - but I did want to catch up and say thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog. You are very kind.

Sorry to read that things are still not right for you at your end. It just isn't fair!!

Loving you card. Gorgeous colours and a beautiful butterfly!

Take care

Love and hugs
Jules xx

SARN said...

COR . . . that's a stunner Di. BEAUTIFUL colours and luscious stamping . . . very rich and opulent looking. Love the splashes of contrasting white for extra pops of interest too.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Pat said...

This is a gorgeous PB butterfly and so prettily coloured Di and love the accompanying die cut doily and sentiment and the lacy look bp is just perfect in the background. I do hope your back is improving now. x

Barb said...

Absolutely stunning Di. The lace paper behind works so well. I love that butterfly. I really must use my pencils more. I really like the effect you got with yours. Barbxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! Just amazing! Love so much this gorgous butterfly on the lace dp!! They matches wonderfully toghether!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I've just seen the new challenge over at Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge and thought you'd been quick off the mark with this one :)

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness, this is a beautiful card Di!! I can't believe you fussy cut that detailed butterfly out, looks like it was die cut and stamped!! Fabulous job. Hugs, Brenda

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is beautiful Di and I love the colours X

Whisper said...

Simply stunning and a gorgeous colour too, Luv Sam x

Karen Petitt said...

Wow! What a beautiful stamp and that purple colour choice is stonkingly beautiful Di. I will have to keep a look out for this stamp - love it! Karen xx

Kathleen said...

What a large butterfly, great colours and wonderfully cut out and like the way you have placed it on the white so it stands out.

Kath x

Jean said...

What a beautiful butterfly Di. Lovely colouring and cutting out as well.
Jean x

Mrs A. said...

When I first saw this I nearly had the vapours thinking I had hit the puplish button and not schedule cos this is really sppoky that this fits my current challenge. We are obviously on the same wave length! I love this big and bold butterfly and those colours are so scrummie. Thankyou for fluttering by. We had a humungous bumble bee in the garden today making a right racket zooming in and out of the daffodils. Hugs Mrs A.

KandA said...

That is a beautiful butterfly Di and a gorgous card. Hope you're on the mend now xx

Craftychris said...

I love that butterfly! It's so gorgeous! As is the whole wonderful card! I hope you are recovering! xxx

Carol L said...

This card just floats my boat bigtime! Perhaps it's the purple color?? Then again, the overall design is fantastic! I absolutely love that butterfly!

Pippa said...

Beautiful card Di x

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the Butterfly challenge – G is for glitter and/or grape.
Granmargaret
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