Wednesday, 25 May 2011

LIM 16 - Butterflies

I'm very late making a post this week - lots on at work and I haven't felt too brilliant either, but I had to make something for butterflies. In fact I've made 2 and could have made more as I love butterfly stamps. My first one uses a flower stamp from  Glenda Waterworth's Elusive Images 'Wild Meadow' and a butterfly from 'Butterfly Dreams' by her new company Chocolate Baroque.

The butterfly is stamped first onto the white card using Versamagic Purple Hydrangea and extra colour added with pro markers. Then I stamped onto vellum and when it had dried added some glitter along the wing markings.

I cut out the second vellum butterfly and stuck it over the first to give dimension.

The flower was coloured with pro markers and a bit of glitter added to the flowers.

The edges are inked with dusty concord distress ink.

My second card uses a butterfly from Elusive Images 'Patchwork Butterfly' stamped onto acetate and embossed with silver embossing powder.

I painted the back of the acetate with Sakura Crystal Laquer and sprinkled on Beadazzles.

When it was dry, I cut it out, bent back the wings and stuck onto a card I had mat and layered with matt silver paper and black linen card.

The sentiment was stamped in versamark and embossed in silver.

The photos were both taken indoors as I've only just finished tham and wanted to get them up, so the black looks a bit grey.

Not sure if I'll make it next week as we're off on holiday (flights permitting) on Saturday.

Gina x


  1. Hi Gina
    Sorry to hear you haven't felt great, hope that has passed. Your cards are FAB, love the dark one! It's simplicity is super
    Have a good trip, everyone is off on holiday!
    Safe journey
    Thank you
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

  2. Both lovely cards Gina, the vellum butterfly is beautiful, and I love the simplicity of the darker card with the clean embossed lines. Hope you are feeling much better now, Judith xx

  3. Lovely cards, I'm with Mandi - the 2nd is F A B!

    Feel better soon


  4. Gina, love both cards, but I think my fave is the black one.

    BTW, I posted a tutorial on my blog for taking photos of your card indoors day or night, if you'd like to take a peek.
    Tutorial HERE
    my card is HERE

  5. Beautiful beautiful cards, I especially love the bottom one, the butterfly seems to be off the card.


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