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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Monday 22 February 2016

Birthday Butterfly

This card was made for my Grandson's partner who, when I met her last year told me how much she liked butterflies, and I promised that when her birthday came around I would make her a card with a butterfly on it. Her birthday was at the weekend.
The main stamp I used is from Inkylicious stamped onto a snippet of white card with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and coloured with a mixture of coloursoft pencils and Promarkers. I stamped and coloured the butterfly again and fussy cut it out to layer over the first one. I trimmed the image and edged it with a brown distress marker, and then layered it onto a pearlised turquoise mat which I had cut with a Li'l Inker stitched square die.The butterfly flourish and the sentiment are both stamps from Chocolate Baroque. They were stamped directly onto the 15cm. white square base card with the Rich Cocoa ink.  I highlighted the flourish lightly with a gold gel pen, and gave the coloured butterfly wings a coat of clear Wink of Stellar.
I am going to enter this at The Butterfly Challenge - S is for Stamping and /or Sapphire. I have included plenty of stamping.
I am also heading over to Pixies Snippets Playground as I used white and turquoise snippets.

Thank you for visiting here today and for your lovely comments, I really appreciate them all.



  1. This is so pretty Jean. Two lovely Chocolate Baroque stamps and your butterfly is absolutely lovely. I'm sure your Grandson's partner will love it. Barbxx

  2. This is such a pretty card Jean and the colouring is beautiful! The background CB stamp adds such lovely interest to the background the sentiment is the perfect finishing touch. x

  3. Really lovely card, Jean. The butterfly is so beautiful. Great stamping too. xx

  4. What a wonderful gesture to remember to make her a butterfly card for her birthday and then make such a pretty one too! The coloring on the butterfly is gorgeous!

  5. A very beautiful card, I'm sure it will be treasured.
    Yvonne xx

  6. What a FABULOUS card Jean. It's so delicate and elegant, plus great composition and I love the contrasting colour scheme.

    Thanks for hopping over to the Snippets Playground with this lovely creation.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  7. I'm sure she'll love it. I love the stamps you have used and the whole feel of it. The colours are so pretty and delicate.
    It is good to see you over at the Butterfly Challenge.

  8. I love that beautiful butterfly. The colours are superb it almost looks real. The whole design of the card is perfect. Thsankyou for fluttering by my butterfly challenge. hugs Mrs A.

  9. Oh Jean what a beautiful card the butterflies are just delightful wondeful coulors and such a pretty design your grandson's partner will be delighted to receive this amazing card love and hugs Carole x

  10. That is a beautiful butterfly Jean, and I love the way you hav coloured it. (Better late than never!) Kate xx

  11. wow-what a beautiful card - sure to be treasured.