Followers

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Butterflies, Butterflies and more Butterflies.

Hi Bloggers

I just want to say thank you for the response to my last post it was amazing and welcome to my new followers.  Today's cards came about because someone at work wanted a card with a butterfly on, like one I had made for a leaving card, as a birthday card for her daughter. I must admit I had been putting this off for a while but all the other cards I had to make were done so I had now further excuse not to have a go.


This is the butterfly, when I made the original card I made three.  The butterfly was made with a Sweet Poppy stencil inked through with distress ink covered with Translucent paste that was then covered with a fine clear glitter. If I am doing a technique like this I often make more than one and save them for later projects.


This is the first card I made.The background was made by stamping two sizes of butterfly stamp with Perfect Medium on to some white stamping card. This was then heat embossed with CS Clear Detail Embossing Powder and  inked with three shades of Distress Ink. 


The butterfly image was mounted onto purple card and a layer of
 silver which was pierced around the edge.


This is the second card and it is quite simple one.The background was embossed with the Sue Wilson A4 embossing folder Art Deco Fanfare. The Happy Birthday was from a Memory Box die that I cut up a bit as it wouldn't fit as a whole. I added a couple of die cut butterflies at the bottom of the card. I will take both of the cards to work and the lady will get to choose and I will have the other one in my stash. I wonder which one she will go for.


As a bit of fun I made this  little card for my stash  from leftovers from the cards I had been working on. I often try things out that don't necessarily work on the main card, like the inked butterflies, but they are too pretty not to have been used.   

Thank you for looking at my blog.

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie



26 comments:

  1. These are fabulous I do love my butterflies. Gorgeous colours and card designs.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

    ReplyDelete
  2. what colourful and gorgeous cards Jackie.
    Gr Karin

    ReplyDelete
  3. A gorgeous set of cards Jackie! I love the butterflies!
    HUgs
    Dawn xx

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Jackie,
    what a lovely array of very pretty butterfly cards.
    I am a big butterfly fan, and love them to bits, and nearly always try to incorporate them in a card.
    You should try the butterfly challenge one day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Jenny I will check out the challenge. Hugs Jackie

      Delete
  5. These are stunning Jackie. Butterflies are always popular and these are wonderful.
    Laine
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  6. Gorgeous, I love your mix of techniques xx
    Sandie x

    ReplyDelete
  7. Gorgeous cards, love your butterflies so pretty and beautiful colours x

    ReplyDelete
  8. hi Jackie, beautiful cards, love the colours you have used and your gorgeous butterflies.
    hugs pam

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wonderful cards Jackie, the butterflies are all so pretty x

    ReplyDelete
  10. Would be hard to choose they are both wonderful. Hugs Jennifer xx

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wonderful flutterby card Jackie, they are so pretty :o)
    Jackie xx

    ReplyDelete
  12. Both cards are so pretty and elegant.
    xx

    I have a blog candy with a £50 Scribble and Scrap Crafts voucher to win if you are interested.
    http://lexiesblogstardate.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  13. WOW these are amazing. Well done :-)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi Jackie I'm catching up with your blog at last as time has flown by without me realising!!! I have to say that I am the very proud owner of the butterfly leaving card and it is still on display. So many people have picked it up to feel the texture and have asked me about it and it is too pretty to go in a box. I love the cards you have made here and I know your client will love them all! I think they will take both as they are so pretty. Good thing you have a spare for your stash! Take care and will catch up with you soon love Diane xxx

    ReplyDelete
  15. Beautiful colours Jackie. Love the technique. xx

    ReplyDelete
  16. Your butterfly is stunning Jackie, love those colours..both cards are gorgeous, hugs Carole Z X

    ReplyDelete
  17. These are all beautiful. Just love the amazing colours and the.

    Teighan

    ReplyDelete
  18. Love these cards Jackie xx Jan

    ReplyDelete
  19. These are all superb Jackie. Just gorgeous x

    ReplyDelete
  20. Beautiful cards....pretty butterflies and colours...Joolsx

    ReplyDelete
  21. hi Jackie ... just loving your flutterby cards ... well done ... hope you have a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

    ReplyDelete
  22. What beautiful cards these are, Jackie....loving all the butterflies you've used. That large one is fab and the colours are stunning xx

    ReplyDelete
  23. Wow, so many stunning butterfly cards, Love all the bright colors on that big butterfly. I think my favorite is totally the one in the middle. Gorgeous

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog it is much appreciated. Hugs Jackie