2 August 2012

Blue Butterflies

And for today's experiment a card we were shown at Newbury by Julie and I have noticed the technique appearing on quite a few blogs recently.

The dimensions I came across for it used a strange size card and as I wanted to keep to C6 I made up some for now.  It needs a little perfecting but I'm quite pleased with my first attempt.

I chose blue as I need to take a card featuring 'blues' to Crafty Bunch next week and have limited time to make too many but had to have a play!

All the layers of card are cut out and then the blue mats are removed, a little adhesive is added to the middle of each of the 3 cream layers just to keep them stacked (and the oval sentiment).  I used a stamp from the SU Vintage Vogue set and stamped across all the layers with Tempting Turquoise ink.  I then used a Craftwork Cards butterfly stamp and stamped this over the layers using Pacific Point ink.

Then I stuck the top 2 layers together and, for once, remembered to add some ribbon before sticking the last mat down.  This almost co-ordinating ribbon ended up in my stash from a wedding favour I think!

A bit of playing required with sizes to perfect it and all the different stamp options but one I will be trying again.


  1. Great card Jill - such a nice effect. Will look forward to seeing it IRL next week.

    Karen x

  2. Lovely card Jill, pretty colours and a great technique...look forward to seeing in on the 'table'.


  3. Love this card and it's a technique I've not come across before so might just have to give it a go. Thanks for sharing

  4. This is gorgeous, I had not seen this before seeing it on Val's blog just now. Such a simple but beautiful idea.

    Sue x