Five ButterfliesPosted: July 20, 2013 Filed under: CAS, Damask Pattern, Dies, Dots, Tagged | Tags: CAS, Penny Black creative dies, Penny Black stamps, Tsukineko Memento inks 11 Comments
I tried for a while, recently, to make five butterflies work on a card and finally gave up and settled on three. With the help of the sketch from CAS(e) this Sketch #37 I managed to create a five butterfly card.
I have seen some wonderful cards lately where a die cut image reveals all the colour and pattern happening underneath so I decided to give it a try.
I cut my butterflies first using the butterfly die from the Tagged set , then masked an area inside the card to line up with what would be revealed through the butterflies. The collage pattern I created in the masked area is a combination of the damask pattern background and the music background along with sponging in warm yellow and orange tones. A dots mask die cut from a post-it note was sitting on the desk so I sponged a few dots through that too although I admit they weren’t entirely necessary!
The sentiment just seemed like the right one to choose with those butterflies weaving through the air like that.
Where will I write the greeting on this card I wonder?
Stamps: Damask Pattern, Music Background, In my Thoughts (PB)
Inks: Memento Tangelo, Love letter, Dandelion, Cantaloupe (Tsukineko)
Dies: Dots, Tagged
If I ever made a card this beautiful, I would write in the margins so I wouldn’t ruin the beautiful picture with my less-than-stellar handwriting.
Stunning look. You were able to combine the sponging that you do so beautifully with this wonderful die. TFS a lovely card and super idea.
awesome ideas….stunning outcome…u always come up with some fresh stunning cards 🙂 Love it a lot!!!
Great idea, perfect die cutting and great inking inside too. Elaine x
Wonderful card, terrific combo of stamps and ink. 🙂
How beautiful – love the idea, the arrangement and the colours! I would definitely write on the back.
Lovely card – love the technique! Stick a little note inside or you could write on the back! Thanks for sharing this!
Tt won’t matter to the recipient of the card what you write. All you need is a greeting on the front and they will know how much you care by the card you made for them. It is beautiful.
Wow, wow, wow. Total beauty, Heather. And I think you’re stuck writing on the white space on the side. 😉
This reminds me of one of the very first thing I was shown when I discovered a butterfly paper punch! The shop owner, (Jenny from Hobby Art), had punched a simple row of butterflies along an envelope base and inserted a coloured piece of paper inside to produce a decorative envelope, I’d forgotten all about it! I simply adore the colours you used and the collage inside. The 5 butterflies are beautifully positioned, well done! Cut another one out and use the same coloured inks to it then adhere it to the back with your greeting. The the lucky recipient can have 3 cards in one!
So beautiful Heather…looks like a wonderful challenge!!!