Thursday, 12 August 2010

Love is like a Butterfly ...........

...... it's soft and gentle as a sigh ......... don't you just love that comedy series, an oldie but goodie.

I have been making lots of butterfly cards at the moment - I see so many of them each day as I walk in the fields with our two dogs that I think it just translates into my crafting.

Well, surprise, surprise, today's card is using Chocolate Chip and Flight of the Butterfly - I feel I have a pattern developing here - I think I am embracing Chocolate Chip because my beloved Close to Cocoa is retiring - I think it is a little tough love on myself - but it's working, I'm loving CC !!

The gorgeous En Francais background stamp, the swirls from the Baroque Motifs stamp set, stamped once and then lifted and moved slightly and stamped again to give a shadow effect, like it?  I think it looks really nice.

The butterflies are stamped using the 'kiss' technique - a solid butterfly stamp is inked in Chocolate Chip and then pressed into the cleaned swirl stamp from the Baroque Motifs and the design is tranferred to the rubber, this is then stamped onto Whisper White cardstock and punched out using the butterfly punch.  I did the reverse for the vellum wings - I took the uninked solid butterfly stamp and pressed it onto the inked swirls from the Baroque Motifs this time transferring this image to the wings and then stamped onto vellum and punched out - layered together using Tombow.  In order to get a little body with antennae I stamp directly onto the cardstock with one of the images that contains a butterfly body and layer the wings directly on top of this.

Again it's those oval punches - a really good buy and so useful - and this time a sentiment from the matching Oval All stamp set - embellished with just a little matching grosgrain ribbon.  So simple.

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