Hi all. Oh dear, I've done it again. I made this card for a birthday and also with Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge in mind but the challenge had already finished by the time I made it! This seems to be becoming a habit ..lol.
I used a NBUS Peony stamp from IndigoBlu, and a NBUS Sunflower doily die from Xcut, and also some NBUS Papermania Butterfly stamps. I also used two Sue Wilson Creative Expression dies, Finishing Touches Trailing Ivy and Petite Vinery, and Configurations Collection Elegant Laced Edger, the corner die. Behind the doily I also used a Simon Says Die Stitched Circles which is another NBUS set of dies.
I started with the background which I made with Clarity gelli plate card which takes the water very well, and then used the smooshing technique with Peacock Feathers and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks. I then stamped the Peony all over the background using the Peacock Feathers. When dry I cut it to fit the square base card and darkened the edges by sponging some more Spiced Marmalade DI around the edges with blending foam. I adhered this base layer to the white card.
When I had cut the doily using a snippet of white card, I filled in the doily a little more with the stitched circle which I embossed on to another snippet of white card, and I cut with scissors on the outside line of stitching which made it slightly larger so that it fitted the space up to the outer edge as you can see, and then glued it to the under side of the doily. Using more snippets of white card I die cut the corners and the Petite Vinery flourish using just one of the two dies and cut the flourish in half so that it would mix in with the Trailing Ivy which was a left over piece cut from dark green card a month or two ago. The last things I did were the peonies and the butterfly which I stamped using the Peacock Feather DI and coloured with two shades of blue and a yellow Spectrum Noir pencil. I then cut them out with scissors and inked the edges of the flowers and the butterfly with some more Peacock Feathers DI to darken and define.
I finished by inking a snippet of white card with some more Peacock Feathers DI using blending foam and went over it until it had a good coating of the ink and then die cut the sentiment using a Britannia Word Dies set.
Thank you for dropping by my blog today and thank you for all the interest shown in my little corner of blogland.
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