Hello, and welcome to our 'Nature’ Australasian 'Blog Hop'. If you've arrived here from Danielle Edwards - Scrappychicks, then you're in the right place.
If you've landed here by accident, then welcome to the fun! Please join in by following the link at the bottom of this blog.
The current catalogue, which runs through April, May and June, is absolutely chokka full of nature themed products. So many, in fact, it was hard to decide what to share in the blog this week. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else on the hop chooses too!
After a couple of weeks playing with several of the products, I decided to work with the Butterfly slimline embossing folder for this blog. It's a great product, because it also comes with two layers of stencils to help us enhance the butterflies.
Once the embossing was done, I used Toffee with the first stencil and then a heavier touch of Paprika on the top to add some contrast. The last step was the gold stickles and a touch of gold shimmer brush to the wings. Plus of course the title and the paprika cardstock as a backing. You'll notice the circle has been trimmed......that's because I didn't want to cover all of the butterflies.
My next project was on a standard card, with just a hint of black, which I thought made it ideal for a sympathy card. I've used some vellum between the black card and the butterflies, so its not too heavy.
This smaller gift card is made by cutting a slimline card in half. I often do that to make cards that are ideal to put with a small gift or with a bunch of flowers perhaps.
Using scraps that were on my desk, which just happened to co-ordinate, I've torn the strips and adhered them diagonally to the card.
To match, I've distressed the outside of the butterfly with the blade of my scissors.
I now have a few butterflies floating around my craft room, after several experiments I wasn't happy with, so I look forward to getting some more ideas from the others on this blog hop.
The Butterfly Slimline embossing folder and stencils is available for April, May, and June, with the current catalogue cycle...or while stocks last. Contact your CTMH consultant to order.
If you don't have a consultant and live in New Zealand, please contact me, or place an order through my website.
You can also join me on Facebook and Instagram to see more crafty creations.
I'd love it if you left a comment below, before heading off to Maz Wood - aMAZing Creations.
Thanks for reading.
Cheers for now.
Just love your small 'torn paper strips' butterfly card.....gorgeous!!!ReplyDelete
Aww. Thank you. It was a late addition!Delete
Beautiful cards Lynda, I am a big fan of butterflies as well.ReplyDelete
Thanks Doris. They're amazingly beautiful creatures. So delcate to look at!Delete
I love the torn strips and the torn out butterfly of the last card. Beautiful.ReplyDelete