Friday, 8 June 2012

Bordering on Romance with butterfly

There are some gorgeous colours going on at the ColourQ site this week as usual and I've been hoping to get the time to make a card with them. Those dots in the inspiration photo fascinated me (scroll down to see it) and I thought I could use the flower border in my Bordering on Romance stamp set to recreate the feel of them. Come and see:


I stamped the flower border three times and coloured in the petals with markers to make the background. For the butterfly, I layered die cuts together and tied them together with bakers twine. Once I'd made the butterfly I was able to work out the position of the sentiment and stamp it using my stamp-a-majig for position.


Here's a close up of that dimensional butterfly on the floral background. The panel was attached to an Island Indigo card base which has a Whisper White panel inside for writing in and it lies flat for posting so it's practical too!

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Bordering on Romance, Elegant Thank You
Ink: Island Indigo, Real Red
Card stock: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade
OtherBeautiful Butterflies Bigz die, Beautiful Wings embosslits die, Big Shot, Lucky Limeade bakers twine, Patterns designer paper, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

I've spent the week catching up on everything after my giddy time away and was able to spend some time crafting at the end of the week. My desk is in the living room which means that I have to keep it very tidy but also means that I get to chat to everyone as they come in and out which I love. Yesterday my oldest son had some of his gang round - the loveliest boys! I asked one rosy-cheeked blond boy whether he had a cat of his own as he was petting Tuppence. He shook his head. "Perhaps you're more of a dog family?" I suggested. "No," he said. "We're more of a fish family actually!"

Have a lovely weekend!



32 comments:

  1. Those colours look great together, and with such a lot of white, they really stand out. Love how you put the butterfly together, very pretty.
    I'm off to Brisbane for the weekend to a scrapbooking and papercraft convention, should be great fun, with lots of inspiring ideas to play with when I get home. Helen (Sydney)

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  2. Love those flowers Vicky. Never heard of a 'fish' family before! Hugs, Buttons x

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  3. Gorgeous card Vicky, love the colour combo and of course, the beautiful butterfly :)!

    We are a fish family, we don't have any as pets it's just we hear about nothing else from my youngest who is fishing mad ;)

    Have a great Friday x

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  4. This is fab Vicky, I love the sweet little flowers in these great colours, and the wonderful layered butterfly too!

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  5. Love the colours on your card great design

    Anne

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  6. Wow! - love those little flowers.

    We're a fish family too, but I don't think in the same way as your son's friend! We like ours with a pesto crust.

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  7. What a fantastic way to use those border stamps! I think the Colour Q colours are difficult this week but you've made it look easy!

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  8. I'm with Victoria (above) TERRIFIC use of the border stamps. Gorgeous card altogether.

    Have a great weekend x

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  9. Such a clever use of the border stamp to make a lovely card.
    With all this rain it sounds as if being a 'fish family' is a great idea!
    L x

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  10. This set is so coming to me next month this is such a pretty layout and I can see it would work with flowers as well as butterflies but I'm sure you've thought of that already!
    Love the colours you have used - Jacqueline xx

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  11. Brilliant card Vicky especially the border stamps.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  12. Gorgeous, gorgeous card. The colours are so effective together and I love your use of the border stamp. How do you come up with you fab ideas?! V envious!! x x

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  13. I love this colour combination and those 'hanging' flowers are just beautiful! Great card!

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  14. Love your trailing flowers and large butterfly. The colours are fab and not ones that i would have thought to put together. x

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  15. Love your dimensional butterfly, Vicky, and the colours you used are so striking. Super stamping, as always x

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  16. Love the flowers hanging down and such a great colour combo! Love the butterfly too:)
    Val x

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  17. Beautiful card, Vicky, I love the contrast between your stamping and punches! So glad you could join in the fun this week at the ColourQ.

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  18. That is just STUNNING Vicky! You really got the dots bang on.
    Congrats on your LIM showcase with your other butterfly too :-D
    Tara
    x

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  19. A really stunning CAS card! Cute little flowers.

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  20. So lovely Vicky. Like the flowers trailing down and I think the colour combo is great.

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  21. Perfection!!! So pretty!
    Lynn

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  22. Simply beautiful Vicky and congrats on being 'showcased' again. xx

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  23. This is so beautiful as always!! Stunning in its simplicity!! xx

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  24. The flower border is so pretty and creates a lovely background for the gorgeous butterfly. I'm such a big fan of the layered butterfly!

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  25. Such a pretty butterfly. Great card.

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  26. So glad you could join in the fun this week at the ColourQ. Love the triple butterfly!!

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  27. What pretty garlands of flowers, Vicky! Pretty layered butterfly too.

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  28. CAS perfection....you have patience and it pays off in your beautiful creations--all the time! I am so glad you played with the CQC colors this week!

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  29. What a lovely card, clean & simple, but so beautiful.

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  30. How did I miss this one Vicky, gorgeous card.

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  31. What a beautiful card - great use of the colors and great design!

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  32. GORGEOUS, love the little flowers and the butterfly tied with the twine

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x