Thursday, 21 January 2016

Just playing.....

I didn't intend making another card today, but was just playing with a Martha Stewart double edge border punch to see if I could make a butterfly mask.  I used a snippet of white card to punch the butterfly border, attached it to another snippet of white card with masking tape.  I then went over the mask using an Adirondack 'Raspberry' ink pad and an Ink Duster.  It worked really well and the inked strip was too good to waste, so I made it into a card.
I embossed a background using an x-Cut embossing folder, punched out a butterfly using a Fiskars 'Intricate Butterfly' punch, added a sentiment attached with foam pads and finished off with a few pearls.

I was left with the mask in a lovely shade of pink, so I made possibly the quickest card I've ever made!  I already had the black Memory Box 'Happy Birthday' die cut.  I attached it to a white card blank, attached the pink butterfly mask and three pink pearls.  Card finished!

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:

19 comments:

Barb said...

I bet you're glad you did a bit more crafting today ... You have two beautiful cards as a result. Isn't it wonderful when things work like this. Really lovely work Liz. Barbxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like how your one experiment netted two card. Fun rich raspberry color. Great job!

Jo said...

2 gorgeous makes Liz, love the embossing on the 1st one & the dramatic black on the 2nd.
hugs Jo x

ps - I have a little giveaway if you're interested

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Two very different but gorgeous cards Liz.
Greetings Miranda

Mrs A. said...

Glad you decided to have a spuddle(as The Doc puts it) in your craft room and produced these two vibrant cards. Thnkyou for fluttering by and getting inky. Hugs Mrs A.

pam said...

Two gorgeous card Liz, beautiful colours and designs.
Pam x

Lisa said...

They are both absolutely gorgeous!! I love the colors, designs and details of both!! Love them!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are very pretty! That's a gorgeous butterfly border! I love the embossing folder used on the first card!

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Liz, I wish my playing came out so well. These are both so pretty. The embossing folder is a good one for this theme. Good for you!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Both of them came out great! Can't believe the second one that you made using a mask! Gorgeous!

Carol L said...

What a perfect pair of pretty cards! (Say that ten times quickly!) ha! You made great use of the leftovers and combined them to come up with beautiful creations!

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous cards,love them both.xxx

Janice said...

Both gorgeous cards Liz - thats a great butterfly border, and a lovely embossing folder. Love the pink and black combo too and am so impressed at you using all your off cuts...want mine? Thanks for the lovely comments you left on my blog and thanks for playing at MAWTT. Jx

Kath said...

Two fabulous cards - very thrifty to use the pink mask for your second card.
Kath x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Both very pretty Liz...Love the butterflies....Ive got four boxes of off cuts which I look at first....Joolsx

Di said...

Clever girl Liz! Two absolutely gorgeous cards and such a successful experiment!

Hugs

Di xx

Wendy L said...

two gorgeous cards, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. xxx

Dana & Glen said...

Fabulous cards Liz! Butterflies are so happy. I especially love the reverse black and white sentiment.

Beccy said...

You did a great job with the masking Liz... and I agree with you, it's much too good to waste. The card you made is fabulous.
I also love the idea of using the mask itself to make a second card... excellent thinking! You've now got two cards for the price of one. Well done Liz!
Cheers,
Beccy