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



  1. Lovely card -beautiful butterfly

  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.

  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

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

  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 :)

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


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