Lace and a butterfly

For inspiration today I browsed through my Handmade Cards board on Pinterest. I have over 100 beautiful cards pinned and they feature a range of styles and techniques.  The one I chose to CASE today is a gorgeous vintage style card by Cindy Lawrence. My colour scheme is similar to hers and so is the layout but I switched the technique slightly and the stamps.

To create a textured background I embossed the Floral Thread background stamp in clear on ivory cardstock. I then sponged over the embossing with Wheat Versamagic Chalk Ink and a little Memento Rhubarb Stalk.

The butterfly is stamped in Rhubarb on ivory, the letter back ground in Desert Sand and the sponging done in both colours. The edges of the butterfly panel and it’s mat are distressed. I found some vintage lace to put behind the butterfly and one burgandy button (which unfortunately looks dark brown in the photo!) to finish it off.


Stamps: Floral ThreadSoft Wings 40-099, Letter BackgroundLace Delight (PB)
Inks: Memento Rhubarb Stalk & Desert Sand, Wheat Versamagic Chalk ink  and Versamark (Tsukineko)
Also: Clear embossing powder, vintage lace and a button

8 Comments on “Lace and a butterfly”

  1. Absolutely gorgeous card, Heather! I am very much into Vintage cards, and this one really caught my attention. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Jan Castle says:

    This is beautiful Heather…thanks so much for sharing! Have been showing off your cards with my friends and hope to do your technique with the one-layer cards as a card exchange for our card club! Thank you for the inspiration!!!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  3. pattisj says:

    What a lovely background stamp. I don’t think I’ve seen that one. Of course, I love anything with a butterfly! It’s all so pretty.

  4. Vicky says:

    This is quite different to your usual style Heather but just as gorgeous! I like the textured background and the butterfly panel is beautiful.

  5. Gery says:

    Hi Heather,
    Wow, you did it again!! What a beauty!
    I really am crazy about your cards, not one in particular, but all of them, really.
    I already ordered all the memento colours and will try to create something like you do.
    You really inspire me. Thank you for that.
    Groetjes Gery

  6. Love how all the patterns slowly appear as you gaze over your card. So many beautiful images tucked throughout the design!

  7. Lindsey says:

    Distressing? Lace? A button? Who is this? 😀 All kidding aside, this is a beautiful and elegant card.

  8. Wow, your background is so gorgeous! The butterfly is spectacular–so pretty!

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