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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Friday, 7 November 2014

Butterfly Fantasy

Hi everyone, the card I have to show you today was made for Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge where the theme is to use three designer papers. When I made this butterfly it was with the intention of entering it in the previous challenge which was to use either heat or dry embossing on the butterfly but then I realised that another week had whizzed by and I missed the deadline. I had stamped the Chocolate Baroque butterfly with Versamark ink onto one of my Brusho practice pieces and used WOW Halloween embossing powder  which is made up of fine black powder and gorgeous copper glitter. As I had used watercolour paper originally the black didn't come up very shiny but it had melted enough to hold the glitter in place. The close up below shows how glittery it is. I liked the way the butterfly turned out so when I saw what the new challenge theme was I looked for some papers to go with it. I found this 6"x6" pad of grey to
black, and white that came from The Works some time ago. I chose three designs and cut strips to fit the front of a 15cm. square card, using
 my scallop cutter for the centre piece.I placed the butterfly with silicon
glue to raise the wings slightly.
The greeting is also from Chocolate Baroque, stamped onto a snippet of the same paper, cut with a spellbinder label die. ( I'm sorry I don't know which one.) This was mounted onto another of the papers cut with the next size die and then onto white card cut by hand after drawing round the outside of the die. The little flowers are punched out of the same piece of paper as the butterfly with an Xcut punch, and a tiny amber coloured gem placed in the centre of each.
Thank you  to all who come to take a look and for the lovely comments you leave, they are all really appreciated.


  1. Your card is gorgeous Jean very beautiful with that vibrant butterfly. I have missed out on challenges because the entry date was expired too. Weeks fly by so fast don't they ?
    Have a nice weekend, greetings from Veerle

  2. The butterfly looks stunning, its a super card and lovely design.

  3. That's quite a gorgeous butterfly done in that color against the black dsp's! It all works beautifully together for that "WOW" factor!

  4. Hi Jean,
    what a fab creation.
    I love your beautifully stamped and embossed butterfly, and those papers are really fab too.
    the design is great as always.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. So pretty, Jean. Love how your butterfly just pops of the 3 DP!

  6. Hi Jean Spellbinder die is labels four - it is one of my fav. :D wonderful card and love the red and black combo well done.

    I forget my guillotine has a scallop cutter on it, great thoughts there!

    Shaz in Oz.x PS thanks for popping over :D

  7. A stunning card, Jean! Love the black and white background contrasting against the gorgeous butterfly! Fabulous card!

  8. I absolutely love this card and full marks for using the butterfly element intended for the previous challenge. I love the papers you have put with the red Buterfly. Thankyou for fluttering in with this gorgeous card. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. Beautiful Jean, what a lovely design, love the butterfly!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  10. Beautiful design Jean and that butterfly is wow! huggles Sue xxx

  11. This is so gorgeous! Stunning papers and love the bold red butterfly!
    Lucy x

  12. This is beautiful Jean and the black and white papers with the sparkly red butterfly on the top makes it really pop and gives it lots of drama. x

  13. This is a stunning card, Jean! I'm so delighted that you were able to use it for the current challenge. That glittered butterfly is spectacular!! I've finally order a small set of the Brushos so I may be coming to you if I need help!! Hugs, Darnell

  14. This is gorgeous Jean. I love the colour scheme. Love the butterfly.
    I have made a card today for the same challenge.Hopefully I will get it up on the blog before the challenge changes!!

  15. Jean, this is MAG-nificent! The colors of the butterfly against that b&w dp is so stunning. Loved reading that the b'fly was made from a Brusho practice piece (mine finally arrived, now must find time to learn to use them!) You & Kate & so many other UK bloggers inspired me to purchase this product. The glitter on your butterfly shows up very nicely in the enlarged photo,and again, the color choices were brilliant on this lovely card. (I missed the last challenge too..maybe this one? Who knows) TFS & Hugs

  16. Your butterfly really stands out from those monochrome BPs Jean. It is beautiful. Kate x

  17. This is a very striking card Jean. Brilliant xx

  18. that WOW Embossing powder. I can see the coppery glint in the second photo. It is superb!
    Great card, Jean.