Sunday, 9 January 2011

Thank You, a card for 2 Challenges

Good morning to one and all and a very Happy Sunday to you.

Here is a card for 2 challenges - CES - All Creatures Great and Small and Totally Papercraft - Thank You. See the end of the post for the links.

All the stamps, inlcuding the sentiment, used for this card are by Elusive Images. There are two different sizes of butterfly, the flourish corner, The Harlequin & Daisy stamp and the Thank You sentiment.

The flourish and the harlequin & daisy stamp were stamped onto watercolour card with black Archival ink. The daisy stamp was watercoloured with Distress inks - Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold, Spicy Marmalade ans Shabby Shutters.  The edges were tinted with Marigold and Marmalade inksThe sentiment was added using foam pads to give extra height.
The butterflies - 2 large and 2 small, were stamped and coloured in the same way with the addition of Chipped Sapphire, Worn Lipstick and Fired Brick inks.

The Thank You sentiment was stamped on the same type of card, cut out /embossed with a circular Nestability and the edge tinted with Spicy Marmalade whilst the card was still in the die. This was mounted onto a copper mirror card cut out with a scalloped Nestability.

The base card is A5 in size made of orange card, layered with yellow textured card before the background mat was applied. The first large Butterfly was bonded flat onto the background over the flourish. The second one had it's wings bent up and was applied over one with Pinflair glue. I had previously cut off the antennae as they are hard to cut out. Therefore these were replaced with wire which was embedded into the glue. The two small butterflies were applied in the same way, again with metal antennae added.

Challenge links: Totally Papercrafts Challenge #48 & CES Challenge #18


  1. Oooh, this one's pretty like the colours and the butterflies are lovely!

  2. Its a beautiful card Shirl, love the stamps used & colours.Thanks for joining us at this weeks CES Challenge!

  3. Beautiful Beautiful card this is stunning, gorgeous colours and arrangement. Thanks for joining us at tpc
    Joey x

  4. Oh wow such a beautiful card Shirl....just gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges & good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  5. Hi ya
    a beautiful card, lovely flutterbys,lovely papers & design, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  6. Oh this is soooo pretty hunni!! I love the butterflies they are beautiful!! Thanks for playing at CES xx


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