Butterfly Backgrounds

Hello crafty friends. I have a set of two cards today, using one of the butterflies from the Altenew set called Botanical Garden. This set has been in my stash for years, and I’ve made so many cards with the flowers in the set, but I don’t think I’ve ever used the butterflies!!

Both cards use the same basic technique but for very different looks. For this first card, I used the new Distress Oxide in Speckled Egg. When I saw that Ranger was bringing out a new ink colour, I decided that I had enough inks, and that I would leave it be. The only colours that would tempt me were a rich creamy buttery yellow, or, you guessed it, duck egg blue/green. So here I am, stamping in this beautiful colour!

For the sentiment, I used the new-to-me Sakura flower stamp set. Living in Japan, and teaching cardmaking here, I decided that this was absolutely necessary! I am yet to play with the flowers in the set, but this sentiment was perfect for the card. If you’re wondering which card stocks would match this colour ink, I found that Lawn Fawn Sage Green was a perfect match. I cut a circle from the centre of the Sage Green panel, where it would be hidden, and stamped the sentiment onto it with Versamark Ink. I then heat embossed the words with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder.

No paintbrushes were harmed, or even used in the making of this card. I just like the look of them!

For the second card, I went a much more graphic route. I stamped the butterflies in Versafine Onyx Black ink, which is super black, and then added a strip of vellum so that the sentiment wouldn’t look too busy. My favourite way to attach vellum is to wrap it around the panel, so that no adhesive shows.

I die cut the word happy (from this Happy die) from the centre of the purple panel that I backed the card with, and laid this onto the vellum strip. I often sneak my sentiments from the centre of the panel so that I can save paper. The word birthday comes from the Halftone Happy stamp set, also from Altenew.

I hope that you are doing well, and that you are making sense of our new normal. Be safe, my friends.

Until next time, may you have butterflies in your life.

Blessings

Donna

These are the supplies I used. You can click on the link to shop. Where available, I have used affiliate links, which means that I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. Thank you so much for your support.

Pink and Main Stitched Rectangles 1
Pink and Main Stitched Rectangles 1
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P&M
Pink and Main Stitched Rectangles 2
Pink and Main Stitched Rectangles 2
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P&M
Pink and Main Layered Circle Dies
Pink and Main Layered Circle Dies
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P&M
Pink and Main Layered Rectangle A2 Dies
Pink and Main Layered Rectangle A2 Dies
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P&M
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder Fine Detail
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder Fine Detail
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SBC | HA
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
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SBC
Distress Oxide Speckled Egg
Distress Oxide Speckled Egg
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SBC
Altenew Botanical Gardent Stamp
Altenew Botanical Gardent Stamp
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SBC | Alt
Altenew Halftone Happy Stamp and Die set
Altenew Halftone Happy Stamp and Die set
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Alt
Altenew happy Die
Altenew happy Die
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Alt
Altenew Halftone Happy Stamp
Altenew Halftone Happy Stamp
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Alt
Bazzill Basics Vellum
Bazzill Basics Vellum
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SBC
Lawn Fawn Sage Leaf cardstock
Lawn Fawn Sage Leaf cardstock
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SBC

2 comments

  1. Congrats on your first post for AECP! WOOT! Both your cards look great and have their own feel to it. You should give our Obsidian Pigment Ink a try, you will forget Versafine! I hardly pick mine now since I have had Obsidian.
    Thank you for entering your work to the AECP assignment gallery.

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  2. Beautiful cards! I am in class 17 too and look forward to seeing your future cards. Interestingly, I already follow you on Instagram. 🙂

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