Winged things 2

Smile black Heather Telford

Today I have another card featuring the gorgeous new ‘swirling wings’ die from the Penny Black “Bring on the Happy” release. The panel you see on the card above is the where the inlaid coloured pieces on yesterday’s card came from. I started with a wet piece of watercolour paper and dropped several colours of distress stain onto the paper and let them blend with each other. I also sprayed some pearl-ex spray over the colours to help them blend and give it all a glimmery sheen. When I cut the butterfly I cut from one side, then the other without going all the way to the middle. That way I was able to keep the body of the butterfly attached but lift and curve the wings. I used the cute little ‘smile’ die from the ‘heartfelt set’ to add sentiment. Mounting it on a black card base seemed the perfect way to show off both the colour and the lacy swirls.

Smile black detail Heather Telford


Creative Die: Heartfelt, Swirling Wings(PB)
Inks: Dusty Concord, Victorian Velvet, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw distress stains (Ranger) 
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Neenah Epic Black cardstock
Also: Pearl-ex spray made with interference blue pearl-ex and water

12 Comments on “Winged things 2”

  1. Donna Billingsley says:

    I love your art. These butterflies are inspiring and delightful to just sit and study. Thanks for sharing these beautiful creations. :o)

  2. jmhave44 says:

    Oh now I’m trying to decide which card I like best! Sorry, can’t do it. Loving the sprayed & swirled background, and it’s so very pretty with the partially cut butterfly, especially this lacy one. Don’t think the solid die would have as much impact. Just really beautiful. Hope you are feeling all well again. TFS & Hugs

  3. Maria says:

    Hi Heather ,Love butterfly card and a absolutely stunning background, Love it! TFS

  4. Tirpuunen says:

    This is marvellous! Can´t stop staring at it… =)

  5. joyceerb says:

    Love the gorgeous colors!

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Heather, what a lovely card. I just love the combination of colours – just gorgeous. If you have time to visit my blog you will see that I have CASEd one of your Christmas cards – I liked it so much 🙂 Elizabeth xx

  7. Lindsey says:

    Wow! I like the hint of 60s psychedelia this card has in the bold background colours.

  8. Mary Mac says:

    What a feast for the eyes! Fab choice of colours. A wonderfully uplifting card Heather. I have to go back to see how you created that semi cut butterfly. Oh -ping – it’s a DIE, NOT a punch – Silly me!

  9. Another wonderful card with the awesome butterfly! xxx

  10. Fawn says:

    How did you only cut the edges of the butterfly and not the middle? Beautiful

  11. Rufus says:

    Oh what a yummy card! I’ve been looking forward to seeing it since you posted yesterday’s card. Just love your watercolored backgrounds and this swirly butterfly is just gorgeous. Now I’ve just got to think about how you partially cut it yet still got the antenna cut. Think I know, will have to test it.

  12. Pat says:

    Wow! Another gorgeous butterfly Heather and love the way you have left the centre uncut and the black behind the lacy wings shows them up beautifully. The hot and spicy tones in the background complement it perfectly. x

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