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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Friday, 1 May 2015

Butterfly and Lace

This card was made for a friends' birthday and also with Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge in mind. The theme this time is Butterfly + L for Lace.
The base card is a white 15cm. square and the backing paper is from LOTV. I trimmed the paper using a deckle edged blade in my cutter and lightly inked the edges with Shabby Shutters DI. The green lace has been in my stash for ages but it was a good match for the green in the paper. I tucked the edges of the lace and the pink ribbon behind the paper before sticking it onto the card. I stamped the butterfly onto the card and also onto a snippet of white card with Brilliance Lightning Black ink.  I coloured the white one with Promarkers and then cut it out and brushed it all over with a clear Wink of Stellar pen. I stuck it over the butterfly on the card using silicon glue to raise the wings slightly. I tied a bow with the pink ribbon and fixed it in place with a glue dot. The little leaves were cut from light green pearlised card with a Britania die. I trimmed them down and tucked them under the ribbon and glued the little white and pink ceramic flowers over them with glossy accents. To finish I stamped the birthday greeting with the brilliance ink.  The greeting and the butterfly are both Chocolate Baroque stamps.
That's it for tonight, I hope you all enjoy the holiday weekend, and that the weather warms up a bit again too.
Thank you for taking time to visit here and for your comments which are really appreciated.


  1. A gorgeous card. I love the beautiful butterfly and the green lace is just perfect. Lovely design.
    Liz - wearing my Butterfly Challenge #29 Guest Designer hat! xx

  2. This is so feminine and beautiful with all those teeny tiny flowers and beautiful lace border! That cute little bow is the perfect embellishment for this pretty card too!

  3. What beautiful colours on your butterfly and the green lace looks really good ith the pretty paper. So delicate looking. Thankyou for fluttering by #29. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. This is a sensational spring birthday card, Jean! It's a fab design and that lace is simply breathtaking!! Have a great weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Very beautiful Jean, gorgeous butterfly.
    Hugs Veerle

  6. So so pretty the green colour is gorgeous that lace is perfect proves we find a use for all our stash eventually. I love the butterfly glorious colouring I'm sure your friend will just love this beautiful card Love and hugs Carole x

  7. Hi Jean,
    this is a very super creation.
    I love your colour choice, and wonderful design.
    Fab butterfly, and wonderful paper, and lace used.
    Isn't it funny how we seem to have just the right colour item in our stash when creating.
    It never ceases to amaze me.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. That's SO pretty, Jean, I love it!

    Lynne x

  9. A beautiful card Jean, and that green lace was just perfect for it. I guess that´s why we never throw anything away! When I used a WoS pen over copics they didn´t agree and it just went white. I must try again. I love the little ceramic flowers too. Kate x

  10. Very pretty Jean, lovely colours and gorgeous lace!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  11. What a winner! This is one of my fave butterfly cards ever! The colours are so pretty on your butterfly and I love your pretty design!

  12. What a winner! This is one of my fave butterfly cards ever! The colours are so pretty on your butterfly and I love your pretty design!

  13. Gorgeous card Jean, its a pretty lace detail and lovely butterfly.
    Yvonne xx

  14. A beautiful card, Jean! I love the colours you used, and the lace is wonderful! That Chocolate baroque butterfly is also gorgeous and one of my favourites

  15. Beautiful Jean, so elegant.
    Well done for finding your perfect match green lace.
    It just shows what we have lurking away.


  16. This is such a pretty card Jean and I adore that green ribbon and I am sure your friend was delighted with it. I love the beautifully coloured CB butterfly too. x

  17. So beautiful & spring-time-ish. Always love to see sewing items on a card, and this is some very pretty lace, which perfectly complimented your butterfly and that delicate tulip background. Loved the deckled & sponged edging at the bottom too. Of course the butterfly was just gorgeous as well. Great card. TFS & Hugs

  18. Really pretty card. The Green lace is gorgeous! X

  19. Wow, this is stunning. I love the butterfly and it looks just BEAUTIFUL for the want of another word. The bow and the flowers smiling over and under it are gorgeous as is the lace.