Monday, 25 April 2016

Glasgow Butterfly Card

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:

20 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful!! I love the texture!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. Love the teal & white, and that delicious butterfly. The texture is so nice with the design in the image too. TFS the edging tip. Also just saw you had a popup box card shared in one of the UK magazines I discovered in a local JoAnn's. Congratulations. I saw it, recognized the name...How proud of you I felt! TFS &Hugs

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  3. A lovely card - beautiful texture background and a lovely stamp too. Kath x

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  4. A beautiful feminine Butterfly creation Liz, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

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  5. Lovely card, thanks for reminding me of that tip, funny what we forget isn't it! Cara x

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  6. Lovely! Gorgeous style.
    thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

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  7. That stamp is gorgeous, loving the colours you've used and thank you so much for the tip. What a cute butterfly embossing folder, finishes the card off beautifully x Elegant and striking card x

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  8. Looks really great Liz.
    Hugs Veerle x

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  9. I love that butterfly and your card is gorgeous Liz. Barbxx

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  10. Gorgeous card Liz, so CAS! Great tip too, one I use often with my Promarkers.
    Janice x

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  11. Beautiful butterfly card and a top tip too!
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  12. Gorgeous Liz. The colours are perfect and we get a tip to boot. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge. your entry will get two goes for the prizes. Hugs Mrs A.

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  13. Beautiful card Liz! How could it not be with that Glasgow Butterfly! I've a few of the Rennie Macintosh stamps, but not that one. You're right, the sentiment script coordinates perfectly. Beautiful colors too!

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  14. Very classy card, love it.

    Kath x

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  15. Beautiful card Liz, love these colours.
    Pam x

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  16. Beautiful card Liz, just want to reach out and touch the gorgeous embossed background! Cathy x

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  17. Your butterfly card is beautiful. Love the colors and texture on the background. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

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  18. Hi Liz,
    what a brilliant card.
    Love that butterfly stamped image, and your wonderful design.
    I use a Promarker around a lot of my makes also, and use it around my decoupage too so I don't have white lines.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  19. I love the clean look of this Liz, very effective

    Thanks for entering the Butterfly challenge this time, Kim guest DT x

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