The Butterfly Challenge this fortnight is 'Butterflies + T is for Texture and/or Teal', so I decided to make my card with both.
I used a old wood mounted rubber stamp 'Glasgow Butterfly' by Stampendous. I've got a little collection of wood mounted stamps in the Rennie Mackintosh style. A current craft magazine has a whole sheet of images and sentiments in this style, so I gave into temptation and bought the magazine, mainly for the sentiments to match the stamps I already have. I've had my wood mounted stamps for many years, which just goes to prove how styles come back into fashion if you wait long enough! The image is coloured with three shades of Promarkers, and is matted and layered on teal pearlised card, die cut with Memory Box 'Stitched Octagons'. The sentiment is from the freebie gift with the magazine. I used a Sue Wilson 'Butterfly Dreams' embossing folder for the background.
I thought I'd share a little tip I picked up a couple of years ago, in case you haven't seen it before. If you want to make a thin coloured border around the edge of a card you are going to mat and layer in a particular colour, just draw a line with the thick end of a Promarker (or similar) all the way round the edge of the front of a white base card. I doesn't have to be neat, as part of it will be covered up. Just make it slightly wider than the border you want.
This is what I did with my card as I wanted the border to match one of the colours on the butterfly.
I would like to enter my card for the following challenges: