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Monday 3 September 2012

Crafty Cardmakers challenge 74 - Winged things

This week our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is hosted by Marie

She asked that our card should include something with wings. Let your imagination run wild, it could be a bird, an angel an insect , you can use stamps, die cuts, digital images in fact anything as long as it has wings.

I had to make a birthday card for a friend, so I chose to include butterflies.

The base card was ivory textured card on which I stamped some butterflies using a stamp from my stash and scattered straw distress ink.  

The base image came from a Debbi Moore Shabby Chic CD that was given away in a magazine - Crafts Beautiful.  I cut around the ivy, leaving a shallow border.  I distressed the edge with the scattered straw distress ink to take the stark whiteness away. 

The bluey coloured butterflies were already printed, so I just decorated them with some wink of stella clear pen, and stamped the other butterfly image onto the base using flitterglu.  I then layered up with some gilding flakes.  Onto this base image, I layered another of the butterfly images, stamped onto plain ivory card in the same way.  I distressed the background with the scattered straw ink pad and applied it on top of the base image using pinflair glue.

The sentiment strips were produced on my computer, and were cut down to size and distressed before putting in place using pinflair glue gel.  The final touch was two small diamante stones in the top right and bottom left corners.

For this challenge, we are sponsored by:

The Stampman (and Lady of course!) who are offering the winner a £10 voucher for their store, you can spend this online, in the shop or if you're lucky enough to see them at a show! They have a ton of items in store, enough to tickle any crafty taste bud.

We are also sponsored by 


  1. A really pretty card Jackie, I love all the layers and details it's got on it. The sentiment is really lovely too.


  2. Such a fabulous sentiment, Jackie! LOVE the butterflies--but the sentiment really has my heart! :)

  3. This is gorgeous - I love how the ivy edges the main image, and the butterflies are just lovely.

  4. What a lovely card... I love the vintage-y browns, and your butterflies and sentiment are perfect accompaniments!
    Alison x

  5. Wow, couldn't leave without popping a comment on this gorgeous creation as well. It must have taken you ages trimming out the ivy, but oh so worth the effort.

    Lin xx