Friday, 12 June 2015
Butterflies + Sequins
Todays card is for Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge where the theme this time is Butterfly + S for Sequins. I don't think I have ever used sequins on a card, but being the kind of person who never throws anything away, I knew that if I rummaged deep enough I would surely find some, and these are what I came up with. I have no idea where the pinky ones came from, there were only a few of them, but the tiny purple ones came in a little polybag of spares with some clothing I bought with beading and sequin decoration. I don't know if anyone would bother to sew on any that fell off or not but, as I said I don't throw anything away,so into the craft embellishments box they went, and stayed waiting for their moment. So having found the sequins I looked through my sizable collection of butterfly stamps and decided on this lovely, but rarely used Crafty Individuals stamp. I stamped it with DI Dusty Concord onto a snippet of white card and made sure it was thoroughly dry before using pastel coloured Flex Markers and Promarkers to colour the butterflies.I had no idea if this would work but I used very light touch and I am happy to say that I managed it without the stamping ink smudging. I used a gold gel pen to colour the decoration behind the butterflies. Next I used a die that I can't remember the make of to cut the scalloped edges and then used a snippet of purple card to mount it on. I wrapped lilac organza ribbon around the front of a white 15cm square card, and used a bowmaker thingy to tie a bow onto the front of it. The stamped panel was then added using thin foam pads. The greeting stamp is from Chocolate Baroque, stamped with the dusty Concord ink. Lastly the sequins were scattered and glued into place with glossy accents.
So now I am off to enter this at The Butterfly Challenge - Butterfly + S for Sequins, and as I used a couple of snippets I can just make it into Pixies Snippet Playground - Use Snippets, for the second time this week.
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