Friday 24 July 2009

Saffron and Blue Butterflies

Card/Paper: Brocade Blue, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: So Saffron, Brocade Blue
Stamps: Touch of Nature, Sincere Salutations
Card Size: 15cm x 10.5cm (approx 4" x 6")

This is the second make and take card we did at last night's stamper's ten meeting.

We used the fern and branch image from the Touch of Nature set to make the saffron background. The butterflies were stamped using the blue, and then very carefully had the saffron added by dabbing with a marker so as not to make the blue run. After cutting them out, they were glued on just by their bodies.

To keep the wings elevated, half a foam pad was stuck behind each wing as shown. The backing paper was left on the pad so that it doesn't stick to the card, but just acts to keep the wings raised.

The little yellow corner decorations on the front of the card were made by punching 1/4" circles and shaping them with an embossing tool.

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Merry said...

What a beautiful card. Love the little trick with the foam pad.

Pamela Wade said...

I love all of your cards. This one is exceptionally beautiful. I also love the thank you one below this post! ~~Pam

Stamping Moments said...

Lovely card, Beautiful colours. jenny x

Emma said...

Oooh I've missed ths one, sorry Joanne. I love the way you have made a landscape with those dreamy colours. Beautiful card and I love the butterfly :D

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