Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Butterfly bonanza

This set of birthday card and home-made wrapping paper were all made to match. I saw the tutorial on how to make the flowers using the Stampin' Up blossom punch here and wanted to give it a try. In addition, I had a few swallowtails I had stamped, embossed and coloured earlier. The swallowtail works so well in every card I have made with it, it brings that extra something. I love colouring the stamp, this time I did it by sponging distress ink. I embossed the background for the card using a Cuttlebug embossing folder

To make the wrapping paper, I stamped a big and smaller swallowtail stamp and stamped using Tim Holtz Distress Embossing ink and dusted with Perfect Pearls powder onto basic brown wrapping paper. This gives such a beautiful, subtle effect. The pictures really don't do it justice as the shiny powder doesn't quite show up on photos as beautifully as it does in real life. Also, to get the best result, you should only stamp one stamp at a time, add the perfect pearls and then go on to stamping the next stamp. If you stamp all the butterflies and then start adding the powder, the ink will have dried and the powder won't stick anymore.

To further snazz up the wrapped present, I added two yellow ribbons from my stash and stamped the Chalk Talk stamp and fussycut it. I also inked a doily and attached another swallowtail I had coloured. 

I would like to enter the following challenges: 
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - For the Girls
Incy Vincy Designs - Punch or Die Cut (flower punch for the flower)
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Vintage Stamping Challenge - Bring on those Spring Colours
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Blog - Anything Goes with a twist: wings
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Anything Goes 

Cardstock: Hobbycraft three shades of yellow 160 gsm cardstock, Hobbycraft white 160 gsm cardstock, Craft UK kraft card
Inks: Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers, Pumice Stone, Shaded Lilac and Squeezed Lemonade, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain distress inks, Stampin' Up Markers in Bright colours
Stamps: Stampin' Up Swallowtail and Chalk Talk, Hobbycraft Butterfly clear stamp, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Sketch CMS131
Other: Cuttlebug embossing folder textured script, Ranger Perfect Pearls in Interference Blue, Interference Green, Interference Red and Interference Violet, Papermania tinsel silver embossing powder, Stampin' Up Blossom Punch, doily and yellow ribbon from my stash, brown kraft wrapping paper


Unknown said...

Beautiful card love the background thanks for joining incy wincy
Lynne DT x

butterfly dream cards said...

Beautiful card....i love the blue and yellow.

Fiona DT

Anonymous said...

Love your butterfly. Stunning card. Thanks for joining us over at TTPH for this week's challenge.

DT Pam

Sue said...

Gorgeous card thanks for joining us at TTPH hugs Sue DT x

Sharnee Torrents said...

WOW oh WOW you have totally gone off on this wonderful project!! I love what you've done with the butterfly and the paper and the tag!! Groovy colours too! Perfect for our wings challenge! Thanks for joining with us at Perfectly Rustics,
Smiles Sharnee :)

brenda said...

A beautiful card in a lovely colour palette.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

B x

Cathie Borowski said...

I absolutely love that butterfly stamp and you've used it perfectly in this set. Thanks for joining us for Perfectly Rustics's Wings Challenge. Cathie DT.

Sabina said...

Beautiful card. Love the background.
Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays.

brenda said...

Hello again, afraid I totally missed that you had also joined us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges with your gorgeous card, many thanks.

B x

Joan said...

Lovely use of the gorgeous swallowtail stamp and a lovely flower too.Great colour combo.

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month

Anonymous said...

Very pretty, thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays!

Kim Butterworth said...

I totally love the swallowtail stamp as well and it looks amazing on your card and gift wrapping. Your flower is stunning as well. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

Eret said...

Your card is beautiful and gift wrapping is very creative. Love the colors. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
Eret x

Helen said...

Beautiful makes - very striking colours.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Helen x