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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Kaleidoscope Butterfly

Today I have a card to show you that I made for the Butterfly Challenge  where the letter this time is K for Kraft and/or K for Kaleidoscope. First off I apologise for the shadows and odd angle in the photo. I took it fairly early the other morning because the sun was shining so bright and I thought I would be able to capture the sparkle on the butterfly, but the sun was still rising and window frames were causing the shadow. I kept moving it around but it's surprising how fast the light changes. In the end I settled for a bit of shadow and a reasonable show of sparkle.
I started with a 15cm square Kraft card, and stamped the butterfly with Aridondak  Snow Cap ink and embossed it with WOW Diamond White EP. That's where the sparkle comes from. The stamp is a very old wood mounted stamp, PSX  I think. I masked the butterfly and stamped the random dots in various colours with another wood mounted stamp by Denami Designs, hoping this would represent the Kaleidoscope effect.The greeting across the bottom is a self adhesive paper tape from my stash. I tied the green ribbon with a bow in the corner and then added the multi coloured daisies and a few tiny butterflies. Whenever I have been die cutting I use my mini punches to punch out little flowers, butterflies ect, from the scrap bits and save the for projects like this.
So as well as The Butterfly Challenge where I hope my card qualifies for both parts of the challenge, I am also going to enter it in Pixies Snippet Playground because all the flowers are from snippets.
Thank you for visiting here today and for your comments which are really appreciated.


  1. Love this card Jean! So pretty. I was stumped about the kaleidoscope part of Mrs A's challenge but you did it beautifully!


    Di xx

  2. Hello Jean, your card most certainly does fit both Kraft card and kaleidoscope. I do the same with snippets of card and store for future use. Always come in handy. I love the effect of the random dots of colour on your background and I can see quite a bit of sparkle on your white butterfly. Thank you for fluttering by my challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. A really pretty card with the beautiful sparkly butterfly Jean. I love tbe spattering and the many coloured little flowers. Perfect for the Butterfly Challenge. x

  4. The butterfly looks gorgeous Jean and I love how you trimmed the card, it really draws you to look closer at it.
    Yvonne xx

  5. The sparkle on the butterfly is a real eye-catcher, and I love all the spatters, flowers, and tiny butterflies you added as well. Very pretty card!

  6. Jean, my blogging buddy, I have been missing you. Your card is beautiful and very happy looking. I like your idea of using snippets from die cut paper.

    I like the butterfly, so pretty and the daisies smile...


  7. The sparkle shows up beautifully and has quite an iridescent quality to it. Love the idea of masking and stamping the kaleidoscope of colors to surround him as you've done. Also adding the tiny colored flowers. PSX wooden stamps are just the nicest, and you get such a crisp image. Well done on this one, the white sparkle on the kraft is lovely. TFS & Hugs

  8. A beautiful card, I love those tiny flowers.

    Sue xx

  9. I love this card Pat. The coloured flowers look gorgeous on the kraft card. Barbxx

  10. This is really beautiful, Jean. I love your interpretation of the theme. You captured it so well and have made such a beautiful card.

  11. This is really beautiful, Jean. I love your interpretation of the theme. You captured it so well and have made such a beautiful card.