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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Butterflies and Brads

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

We are half way through the week and I am already looking forward to the weekend. How is your week going?

I made this card for the Challenge at the Butterfly Challenge Blog, this time it is Challenge 22 Butterflies and Brads.  I used lots of Snippets to make this card so I would like to enter the challenge at Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 160.


As the challenge involved brads I started off by looking through my stash to see what I could find. I was delighted to find four small flower brads in two colours and that set the colour scheme for the card, you can see them in the corners.


Everyday I have a peek at Sue Wilson's blog and I remembered that she had made a card using this technique that is where my inspiration came from. 


I cut the apertures with the  Sue Wilson die set  Magical Butterflies I love how they put detail around the edges of the aperatures. The little butterflies were cut with the smallest die from the set.


I stamped the back images with Black Archival and heat embossed them with CS Clear fine detail embossing powder. Then I inked the images with several shades of distress ink. I moved the images around behind the apertures until I was happy with the effect before I stuck them in place.


The sentiment was cut with a Signature die. I was really pleased with how the card turned out. 

I hope the rest of the week is good for you.

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

25 comments:

  1. gorgeous card Jackie love how you did this.
    Gr Karin

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  2. wow, it turned out gorgeous, I love the cutting around the butterflies and the detailing inside. Gorgeous work

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  3. This is gorgeous and loving the butterflies.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  4. This is stunning Jackie and such a clever idea.
    Laine
    xx

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  5. Gorgeous card design Jackie, love the scenes in the butterfly cut outs and colours.
    Hugs Pam x

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  6. Delightful. I love the technique you have applied to your card. What perfect colours to match your brads. Thankyou for fluttering by # 22. Hugs Mrs A.

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  7. Wonderful card Jackie, I may have to look out for those beautiful dies :o)
    Jackie xx

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  8. Very clever card Jackie, gorgeous design, Cathy x

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  9. Fabulous Jackie! LOVE how you did the little scenes within the butterfly apertures, very clever!!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  10. Very pretty flutterby card. I like the inking in the aperture idea x

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  11. Gorgeous card Jackie, love how your lovely background peeks from the butterflies, beautiful colours too, have a good weekend! Hugs Carole Z X

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  12. Hi Jackie. This card is so pretty and I love the stamping and inking behind the aperture. The tiny butterflies are sweet too but very easy to misplace!!! Have a good weekend. Love Diane xxx

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  13. great card and I do like the affect

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  14. Love the technique. Very inspiring. Thank you for sharing with us at The Butterfly Challenge. - Myrna Challenge #22 Guest Designer

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  15. Beautiful card...Jackie...Love the design....Very pretty...Joolsx

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  16. Beautiful Jackie such a pretty card xx

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  17. That is so clever, and really beautiful. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  18. Nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award - see your nomination at http://sallyandcraftyvamp.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  19. Beautiful card, love the inking behind the butterflies.

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  20. Beautiful card,lovely colours and design, very pretty

    Lorna xx

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