Sunday 19 April 2020

Hope Butterfly Brown

For the last few weeks I have been decorating our bedroom. I finished the painting on Friday and the next stage is getting a new carpet and bed. However the Government has now said it will be at least a further 3 weeks of lockdown so no new carpet for the time being. We are currently sleeping in the spare bedroom which is a lot smaller so I will be moving furniture back into our room tomorrow.

Between decorating I have been making cards for friends and neighbours using the Statement Butterfly from Crafter's Companion and the same digital sentiment. All cards are being made using different colour combinations, papers and sketches as I don't like to make 2 cards the same.

For this card I used the current sketch from Atlantic Hearts for the layout.

The base card has an offcut of paper from Clare Curds paper pack by Papermania which I have had for many years. I used a Martha Stewart punch to create 2 strips that have been distressed by inking with an almost dry mini inkpad I keep just for that purpose.

I used a digital sentiment from McMahon Five Designs who retired some years ago from designing stamps. The sentiment has been trimmed and I have used a corner punch to round it off. The little hearts are coloured with a Sakura bronze metallic ink pad.The sentiment has been matted onto a piece of metallic paper that has been die cut using the Intricate Trellis metal die from Crafter's Companion.

Finally the butterfly is made using 3 layers. The base layer is plain brown card. The middle layer an offcut of paper from Craftwork Cards and the top layer is plain cream hammered texture card. This has been partially inked with a Tim Holtz Distressing Ink Pad and finished off with some clear diamante gems.

Card Details -

Size - A5
Digital Sentiment - McMahon Five Designs (retired)
Papers - Scraps from Craftwork Cards & Papermania
Punches - Garden Trellis Border by Martha Stewart & Woodware Corner Rounder 
Colouring Medium - Sakura Metallic Gel Pen, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad
Embellishments - gemstones

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. Gorgeous card! I love the lacy feel here! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketches.

  2. Such a beautiful card, love the Butterfly, it's gorgeous! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

    Hugs, Zowie xx

    Arty Divas DT

    Crafts from the Fairy Den {My Blog}

  3. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
    Anneke DT

  4. Gorgeous card!!!! I love the monochrome delicate butterfly!!! So beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge, we hope to see you again next time. Hugs, Brigitte

  5. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
    Anneke DT

  6. A great card - thanks for sharing with us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x

  7. Gorgeous make, love the colours & the delicate feel to your make

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'Not Just Cards' this month. I hope to see you create with us again soon
    Stay safe
    Hugs Shell xx

  8. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional marble background” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    (DT Kreativtanten)


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