Seeing red

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We finally managed to pop over the hill to Bakewell today. I resisted the urge to buy a pudding (a proper Bakewell pudding) but then I know I am going back later in the week! The river Wye was the highest we’ve ever seen it and there were some massive fish lurking in it too. I love the Peak District in the winter, it’s much less busy and you can usually find a nice fire to warm you up when it’s cold.

Having decreed on Thursday that I had made my last Valentine’s card I seem to have run into a bunch of blog challenges where hearts are required or, to me, hearts would be the obvious choice. Papercraft Star have the theme of red which to me just begs to have hearts included. But I’ve resisted the urge and come up with this instead:


A very easy card to do and, unusually for me, I didn’t take the long route in getting there. The butterfly was cut from red card using a Spellbinder’s die and my Grand Calibur. I also cut one from felt (thinking of the curent City Crafter challenge) and I can report it worked very well indeed. However, I decided to stick with the card version.


I chose some pretty red paper and layered that on red card before mounting the whole thing on a cream card. I popped a white doilly under the butterfly.


I added a couple of red paper roses to the centre of the butterfly and to finish,  a strip of deep red ribbon and matching bow.


Using red really does create a sense of richness and I love how simple it was to make this card. Actually that red has now got me thinking about jam which of course is in the bottom of a Bakewell pud. Oh dear, I can see my willpower is probably not going to hold out!



Seeing red — 3 Comments

  1. I love this card, it appears to be CAS until you look closer. I love how you have used roses for the body of the butterfly and the twisted wire stem to give the butterfly a delicate tail. Your rich red ribbon is gorgeous, the whole card is inspired.

    Dionne xx

    • You gave me the idea for the twisted stem, I had done similar with wire then I spotted it on one of your ATCs and thought it lovely idea.

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