Friday 27 February 2015

Origami Butterflies

It has been a little bit since my last post but it was because I was in Florida for work since last Sunday. I was quite a shock coming home last night to -25 C!!! That was quite literally a 50 C drop from the temperatures I had been enjoying all week. I do love winter but I think that I am ready for Spring to show up - maybe that's why I have been making so many cards with butterflies lately :)

Today's card was inspired by the challenge over at Inkspirational:

And here's my card:

I was most inspired by the trees in the background but I didn't have any tree stencils that worked with what I had in mind so I pulled out my new Memory Box Scraped Paint stencil. On a piece of SSS Fog cardstock I masked a strip for the sentiment, and then I sponged some SSS Cobblestone ink through it. I then pulled up the stencil, shifted it over slightly and taped it down again. This time I applied some Ranger Texture Paste that I had coloured with SSS Fog ink. I was hoping to create a shadow effect - but I think it came out more as a blurred lines effect... Here is a close up of that effect:

I also liked the Japanese feel of the inspiration photo so I immediately thought of origami... and the tranquil feel of the photo - butterflies - so origami butterflies is where I went. For the butterflies, I stamped the Altenew Ori Kami butterflies on several pieces of patterned paper and then fussy cut, and paper pieced them. I coated them in Wink of Stella and added some gems to finish them off. The sentiment is also from the Ori Kami set.

I will link this card to the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!


  1. Oh, Jill, you really rocked that photo inspiration! Your tree stencil is amazing with the beautiful origami butterflies! I love it!! Thank you for playing in the Inkspirational challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. What a stunning card! I like how you combined the butterflies with the stencil technique. The oragami 3-d look of the butterflies is so cute. This card is perfect for our photo challenge! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  3. Gorgeous with the origami butterflies and the subtle background.
    Thank you so much for playing with us at INK for our photo inspiration challenge. We would love for you to join us again :o)
    Pia xx

  4. A fabulous card Jill, I love the Japanese style - wonderful how you've created the trees and such beautiful origami pretty butterflies!!

    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  5. There are so many reasons to like this card. The butterflies are outstanding. The work and care you put into them paid off. So glad to have found you through the Simon Says Stamp challenge.

  6. Popping back to congratulate you for being one of our Top Picks for the Inkspirational challenge, Jill! Thank you again for playing!! Hugs, Darnell