One of my sisters will be eighty-six at the end of the month, so last night I made this card for her, using a new set of stamps I have just bought from Chocolate Baroque. Their June release is two A5 sheets of stamps, one featuring the Briar rose, and one the Harebell, and both have several butterflies as well. For this card I chose the main rose stamp.
I stamped it onto white card, then masked it off and used ink dusters to add a little blue and green to the background. I then coloured the image gently with copic markers. I stamped it again a couple of times, and used the second print to add an extra layer to the lower butterfly, and the front wing of the top one. The third print I coloured in the same way and covered it with adhesive glitter acetate, to use as a final embellishment.
The frame is cut using a snippet of pink card and a Spellbinders, Decorative labels 8 die with the centre removed, and I cut around the outside of the die so the main image made its own mat.
For the base I made a white card and delving into my pink patterned snippets, I came up with some pale pink gingham paper from a very old pack I bought from the QVC seconds shop, years ago, which I used to cover the front of the card. Before sticking it down I passed it through a floral, 'Peter Rabbit' embossing folder from Crafter's Companions, which just adds a bit of interest, and I took the green from the image out to the egdes with two strips of washi-tape across the background. I finished it off with my 'extra' butterfly and a tiny stamped sentiment from again, an old but loved, Elusive Images stamp.
So for once I have a card ready to post without the usual last minute panic!
As I have used some snippets I am linking this to Pixie's Snippets Playground, week 128
Also, Pink , Butterflies, and Dry Embossing is a Bingo line in Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge this month, so I shall pop over and link up there too.