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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Monday, 2 July 2012

Butterfly Wishes

It has been raining here all day and has been very grey and dismal looking, at not at all summery for the start of July. So I thought I would show you this card that I made for one of my sisters whose birthday was last week.It makes me wonder where the real butterflies go to keep their wings dry when it keeps raining so much.These two beauties are Chocolate Baroque stamps from a set called Patchwork Butterfly.I stamped them onto white card with Memento tuxedo black ink and coloured them with Coloursoft pencils, and then cut them out.The background paper is one that made some time ago with fresh flowers from the garden. I showed how in an earlier post here. I trimmed one edge with a scalloped cutter and mounted it onto some mauve card which I then fixed to a white square card. Next I stamped the butterflies again right onto the card and placed the coloured ones over them with thin foam pads.The greeting was stamped onto a scrap of the background paper and mounted to match, and I finished off with an organza ribbon.
I have added these close ups to show the colouring.
I am entering this at Make It Monday,    Always Anything Goes, and at
Dream Valley Challenges,  Anything With Wings.

Thank you for stopping by to look and for your comments they are really appreciated.


  1. Very pretty Jean. Those butterflies are huge! I used pressed flower background paper for Eve's card too. She'll think we have been collabrating!
    Kate x

  2. What very pretty butterflies, Saw you on MIM and came to take a closer look.
    Hugs, Heide (#49)

  3. Those butterflies are stunning, its a beautiful card.
    Yvonne x

  4. These are just beatufiul Jean - thanks for showing how to use the paper & linking back to how you made it; that looks an amazing technique & it's a perfect use for your butterflies the way you have coloured them. A beatiful way to use a piece of it too for the greeting & doesn't that scalloped edge pick up the shape of the butterflies' wings.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. I love butterflies and these are stunning, beautiful card Jean!

    I saw this on MIM and had to drop by for a closer peek. :)

  6. How pretty!!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck!
    Rene :D

  7. This is such a pretty card!! Love the colours and the butterflies are beautiful!!
    Saw this on MIM
    Nat -x-

  8. Hi Jean, Lovely card, the colouring of the butterflies looks stunning against you background paper.
    Avril xx

  9. These butterflies are absolutely gorgeous. Great job. I saw it on MIM.

  10. Hi Jean

    Just stopped by to thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog. This card is beautiful, stunning colour choice and really pretty image.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    Claire x

  11. Absolutely in love with your project! Thanks for sharing!
    I saw this on Make it Monday!
    These are my entries: # 129, #158, #160, #162, # 250 and #252 (Candy Alert) would love it if you could visit.

  12. Beautiful Butterflies. I saw this on Make it Monday.

    Debra Pate
    Fabulously Creative

  13. A beautiful card, love the colours and the background.