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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Gilded Butterfly

  This weeks Less Is More challenge is a recipe-We are asked to combine three of their previous challenges.
I made this butterfly last week while showing some crafting friends how to do this technique, since when it has been floating around my work space waiting to find a suitable landing place. Today it found it's way onto my LIM card for this week. It was made by stamping the butterfly with Timber Brown Stazon onto acetate and  then placing  it onto a double sided adhesive sheet. I  then cut it out and peeled off the backing paper and covered the adhesive with Varigated Green Gilding Flakes, and burnished it to remove the excess.Today I stamped the butterfly onto a square white card, and wrapped a piece of two tone brown ribbon around, and fixed the acetate butterfly over it with silicon glue.I added three gemstones below the ribbon to finish off.
    The challenges I used are, Week 11 Acetate, Week 16 Butterfly, and Week 25 Ribbon or Buttons. The stamp I used is from Chocolate Baroque, and the gilding flakes from Crafty Notions.


  1. Your butterfly looks gorgeous Jean and he found a lovely place to land!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  2. A lovely card Jean. Your butterfly is gorgeous.
    xxx Hazel.

  3. Beautiful butterfly Jean. I love the gilding. But I'll never get used to all the white soace. I want to stamp a swirl or a flower going up toward top left. It's a good thing you know me so well!
    Lovely work as usual. Kate xx

  4. I love the gilding flakes look on acetate - super card


  5. Stunning butterfly Jean
    Beautiful card

    Thank you very much
    Mandi Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

  6. That butterfly is stunning with the gilding flakes, and he found the perfect card to land upon!

  7. Beautiful card, the butterfly is stunning. Yvonne x

  8. What a beautiful butterfly Jean, I love it! Dianne.

  9. What a stunning butterfly! It's absolutely beautiful. Maria x