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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Friday, 21 July 2017

Birthday Butterflies

This card is made with one of my favourite butterfly stamps from Chocolate Baroque. I stamped it onto white card with Memento Rich Cocoa ink, and coloured it with Derwent  Coloursoft pencils using Sansodor to blend the colours.  I added green and gold shading to the leafy flourish. I trimmed this down and inked the edges with Broken China DI using a foam blending tool, and then mounted it onto dark brown card. I cut another piece of the brown card to fit the front of a 15cm square base card, leaving a very narrow border. I cut a smaller piece of beige patterned paper and and stuck it to the brown card. Before fixing it to the card front I stuck on a piece of printed ribbon tucking the top end behind the card. The main image was also fixed in place. The sentiment is a Lily of the Valley stamp coloured and mounted to match the butterflies, and stuck in place over the ribbon. I am afraid my photography skills aren't up to much and I'm sure the colours looked better than this in real life.

I am entering this at Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
                                 Creates and Makes - Anything Goes - Create a Sentiment
                                 Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes With Ribbon
                                 Emerald City Crafters - Anything Goes
                                 Through The Purple Haze - Anything With Wings

Edited to say, That I would like to also enter this for The Butterfly Challenge
where the theme is M for Matching Pairs and/or O for the Colour of Orange Peel  I have used the orange colour and although my butterflies aren't identical twins I think they may qualify as a matching pair. Thanks for heads up Kate.

Thank you for taking time to visit and if you leave a comment thank you for that too, I really appreciate it.

I hope to be back later in the week with a card for the Rudolph Day challenge.



  1. Those butterflies are just gorgeous the way you colored and blended them! The card design is wonderful with that ribbon tab underneath the sentiment too! NJ!

  2. I love butterflies on cards and these are so beautiful. Thank for entering in Emerald City Crafts Challenge xxxx

  3. What a lovely card. It is one of my favourite butterfly stamps too. I love the way you coloured to sentiment to match and even found the perfect strip of ribbon. Lovely! Kate xx

  4. Beautiful card with lovely colours the butterflies are amazing its all so lovely Love and hugs Carole x

  5. How pretty Jean and the softly coloured backing paper with the dark brown card gives good contrast, and the butterfly image has been coloured beautifully, and the ribbon goes perfectly. x

  6. This is so lovely, Jean. I love how the butterfly panel is set off from the rest of the card. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

  7. I love the coloured butterflies and your ribbon has matching pairs of flowers . This is a gorgeous combination of colours. Thank you for fluttering into the butterfly garden. Hugs Mrs A.

  8. The butterflies look beautiful, it is a lovely design for your card Jean.
    Yvonne xx

  9. Hi Jean,
    what a wonderful card and such a great stamped image of those butterflies.
    Your colouring is super gorgeous, and so pretty.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. Your butterflies look positively real, Jean! It's a stunning and serene birthday card!! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Hi Jean

    What a beautiful card.

    Your gorgeous butterflies match your ribbon perfectly!

    Hope all is well with you and have a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  12. What a beautiful card this is Jean. I really like the way you've coloured the butterflies and sentiment to match the ribbin. That is a lovely butterfly stamp, Barbxx

  13. This is a fabulous card and a great addition to our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Huggs from Ginny from Polly's Paper

  14. Beautiful butterfly card! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge this week!