Summer sunflower with butterflies

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There are two dilemmas that you face when you’re using top quality designer paper. Firstly – can you bear to use it in the first place? Then, just how much more do you do so that the full beauty of the paper doesn’t get lost. I’m getting much better at overcoming the first of these, especially when using this fabulous Tim Coffey pack from K and Company as you get plenty of each design. I hope I’ve managed to strike the right balance of the second with today’s card;

P1050098I’ve squeezed as much of the paper onto the card as possible, no mats or layers, and just edged it with Vintage Photo distress ink. I stamped the butterflies onto the paper before adhering it to the card. The beautiful yellow ribbon is from this month’s Really Reasonable Ribbon Club assortment.


I stamped more butterflies onto a separate piece of card and then coloured them with distress inks before cutting them out and layering them over the original stamped image, using glue gel to give them some height. I added a smidge of gold glitter glue to the wings. I know I’m using these stamps, from Hero Arts, a lot but this is my special butterfly project month in support of Amy and Friends!P1050101P1050100P1050099

I’m sharing this card over at City Crafter, not for their current challenge, but to celebrate the 50th birthday of Design Team member Charlene. Happy Birthday Charlene and hope you’re having a fabulous time on your cruise! I’m also linking this up for the current Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge #76 – “sizzling’ summer colours and ribbon.”



Hope you’re enjoying a sizzlin’ summer weekend and thank you for buzzing by.


Summer sunflower with butterflies — 3 Comments

  1. Your card is especially beautiful. Hopefully I can find that gorgeous paper. I love k&Company papers. This is particularly pretty. Can make gorgeous creations with it, you certainly did as always.

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