Sunday, 16 October 2016

Pretty insects ...

Butterflies and lots of white space ... today's card for this week's challenge at "Less is More". This week the theme is insects - lots of choice you might think but the only insects that appear in my stamp stash are butterflies and dragonflies.  I thought about creating my own spider with a finger print but a quick look at the inspirational designs from the design team and I realised I was too late - Anita had already created a spider with what looks like a finger print but it may be a stamp.  Do pop along to Anita's blog as she prodcues some amazing designs.

Anyway less chatting, here is my card:


I began by stamping and heat embossing some butterflies in white over a panel of card.  I also stamped some background stamps onto a piece of card to add delicate colour before die-cutting the butterfly.  I die cut two more butterflies in red card to add depth and a touch of colour.  I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment onto some vellum before assembling the card with a thin red border to pull the design together.

I used:
UNIKO English Country Garden Butterflies
STAMPlorations - Mixed Media Elements and Mixed Media Grunge
Distress Inks -  Festive Berries and Spiced Marmalade
WOW White Embossing Powder and Platinum 
Sweet Dixie Butterfly die

Enjoy! 

7 comments:

  1. Lovely card -beautiful butterfly

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  2. I like the whispers of butterflies in the background! And the way that pattern peeks through that big ol' butterfly creates that special little something something on this card.

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  3. Wow! The heat embossed butterflies on the background panel are so delicate and blend so well with the white card that I didn't notice them at first. What a great way to keep the feeling of a really CAS card Elaine. Your die cut butterfly is an absolute joy to look at. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Less is More xx

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  4. Gorgeous card - I do love your technique of background stamping to create interest on the feature butterfly - the effect is lovely!

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  5. So pretty, Elaine! Love the white embossed butterflies, vellum and touch of red under the delicate die cut butterfly. Great to see you at Less is More :)

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  6. I love the treatment of the die-cut butterfly Elaine.. it looks wonderful!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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