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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Butterfly Swirl

Morning my crafting friends, hope this finds you all safe and well, if not plenty of hugs to you.

Today's post is another card I made with the left over from a sheet I had coloured for my friends Birthday card, you can see it HERE  I used up every little bit I could, I think I just have a couple of feathers and a swirl left lol!

I did not want to cover up the background so I just added an Art Deco Swirl and a MDF Butterfly that I had coloured with Promarkers  then matted and layered it onto White card.

For the background I took a sheet of Leather Look card and inked it with Crushed Olive and Peacock Feathers, blending them together as best I could, using a circle die I bleached (painting with water then blotting using kitchen towel) inside the circle, I splattered some drops of water over the card and blotted them before I dotted glue over the the sheet using a glue pen then heat embossed with embossing enamel, that was how the background was achieved.

Items Used:

White card
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Crushed Olive and Peacock Feathers
Spellbinders Standard Circles Large
Sailor Rollerball Glue pen
Stampendous Embossing Enamel Shabby Green
Crafts Too Art deco Swirl
MDF Butterfly (Poundshop)

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. Good morning Jacquie, I really like what you have done on today's card. Great colours, beautiful Butterfly and design.
    Have a good day
    Patricia x

  2. Morning Jacquie, another lovely card - good idea to use the scraps up straight away, rather than putting them in a box and never using them lol !! Janice xxx

  3. Brilliantly designed card and love all of these added goodies......{aNNie My Personal Blog}

  4. In a word - Stunning! Michelle x

  5. Hi Jacquie,
    what a very wonderful creation.
    Beautiful colouring of the background card, and super butterfly.
    A fab design too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. Beautiful Jacquie. Hazel x

  7. A pretty card Jacquie, you are certainly having fun creating some fabulous backgrounds with your inks.

  8. Hi Jacquie
    Love this soft take on what is essentially a bokeh technique.
    Super cheery colours too and great use of your bits. . . . . In the nicest possible sense lol!!!
    Ang x

  9. Super cool colors. Just so cheery. Thank you for joining us this week at TTCRD :)
    Cindy TTCRD

  10. That background is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Love the composition and design! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  11. Lovely anything goes card for The House That Stamp Built. The background is beautiful, I agree with Virginia. Thanks for joining us - good luck on your entry.

  12. Lovely anything goes card for The House That Stamp Built. The background is beautiful, I agree with Virginia. Thanks for joining us - good luck on your entry.

  13. Oh what a lovely textured background and fun butterfly.

    Hugs diane

  14. Oh what a lovely textured background and fun butterfly.

    Hugs diane

  15. Hi Jacquie,
    Really like the background and it shows the dies off to perfection.
    Maureen xx

  16. Gorgeous Love the inking and it doesn't need anything but what you've added! Love the swirl and that butterfly - pound shop - you're kidding!

  17. Am loving that leather look paper. Really shows the design when sponged ... and great combo of colours. Great technique of bleaching the circles to create a bokeh background. Your rich coloured butterfly is striking against the soft background. xx

  18. Beautiful Jacquie! I love the rich coloured butterfly on the pastel background, such a unique and wonderful contrast! Love it! hugs :)

  19. So beautiful. Love the zesty background.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  20. What a lovely card! The textured background is outstanding and the pretty die cuts finish your design perfectly! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at House of Cards. Hugs, Gracie / Graciellie Design

  21. I wouldn't cover up that beautiful background either! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion challenges this week.

  22. Absolutely beautiful card! I adore the lovely texture and that gorgeous butterfly! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  23. Hi Jacquie,
    I love your card, the background effect is amazing, i think i may just have to have a go, is it the Bokeh thingy, if thats how you spell it?
    Its great to have a do at something new, right i am off to get messy!
    Love and Hugs

  24. Beautifully done! Thanks for joining us at The House that Stamps Built!

  25. Gorgeous card! I love the crackled effect of your background, which is perfect for your butterfly!
    Thank you for joining our Challenge at the House of Cards.
    Ruza ~ HOC-Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner


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