Wednesday 2 January 2013

Blue Butterflies

Hello again!
Well after over a week off crafting and blogging it was a challenge to walk into my craft room this evening, mainly because I remember the mess I left it in on Christmas Eve!
But I did, and this is what I've made...

I've been dying to have a play with this gorgeous Papillon Potpourri stamp set since I got it! There is also a punch to make cutting the larger butterflies out a doddle!

I have also used my Stampin' Around wheel for the first time. I've been a bit put off buying one due to needing a different ink cartridge for each colour, so I only bought a black cartridge for mine to give it a go. However, I wanted to do this one in blue, so I removed the ink cartridge and ran the wheel over my ink pad. It works just fine as long as you only want to roll the length of a card, then it starts to fade, and the colour isn't constant, but for this card I really like that effect :)

Can you see my 'hidden' butterfly? I also stamped one on the bottom right corner inside the card.
I wanted to use a sympathy sentiment with this card but I don't have one that I thought looked right, so I am leaving it for now.

Supplies used:
Card Stock - Whisper White
Stamp - Papillon Potpourri, Very Vintage Stampin' Around
Inks - Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Midnight Muse
Punch - Elegant Butterfly
Die - Edglits Adorning Accents
Other - Whisper White Baker's Twine

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Right, best get to bed and try clear this cold before work tomorrow!


  1. This is beautiful and so elegant!! Thanks for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  2. A beautiful card with lovely fluttering butterflies! So elegant! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. I just had to stop by and take a closer look at this stunning card! TFS! So glad you were able to play along with us this week at Flutter By Wednesday.

  4. just gorgeous hun... love the stampin wheel

    jen xxx

  5. Just gorgeous! I love the soft blue with the butterflies! So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  6. how brilliant is that hidden butterfly. wonderful card and thanks for fluttering with us.

  7. LOVE the blue butterflies, and especially the hidden one! Thanks for joining us this week at SUO Challenges!

  8. Very classy - and gorgeous colours!

  9. I just adore all the blues and the clean elegant feel of this one. Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  10. This is a BEAUTIFUL card Lizy! I love the colors & your hidden butterfly-everything about it!

  11. LOVELY card...such elegance...looks like a Dresden china plate! Love the fluttering butterflies! Thanks for playing along with the SUO True Blue Challenge!


Thanks for visiting today and for your valued comments!

Lizy x