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Saturday, 21 September 2013

Blue Butterflies

I can't believe that it's nearly a month since I posted anything! Where did all that time go?! It's not that I haven't made anything but I just haven't got round to blogging. Some of my time was taken up with preparing for, and then enjoying a visit from sister.
Anyway today the postman delivered this lovely new die from Joanna Sheen's signature dies range. As soon as I spotted it this week it shot to the top my "must have" list. This afternoon I just had to try it out so took a piece of  Imaginations blue shiny card and my Cuttlebug and cut away. I must say that it cut absolutely perfectly first time and even came out of the die easily too. It occurred to me that it would also make a good mask, so I cut it again from some scrap card. I placed it onto some white card as a mask and used a duster brush to apply Brilliance ice blue pearlescent ink through and around it. I then placed the blue die cut slightly off set over it and stuck it down, and added a few random dots with blue Stickles glitter glue. I used a Memory Box die to cut a fancy edge on a piece of matching blue card and then mounted the butterfly panel onto it, and then onto a white base card. I added the small sentiment stamp to finish.

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  1. Beautiful card, its a super new die cut.

  2. What a beautiful die it is too! Very nice card :-)


  3. A lovely idea & I do like the shadowy effect created by using the die-cut as a mask.
    Paula (PEP)

  4. SO pretty and I love those shadows.

  5. Beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network. Marlene DT

  6. what a clever idea of using a stencil and cut out as one Jean great share!! Shaz in oz.x