Sunday, 23 April 2017

Butterflies and Tulips

A couple of cards that I made this weekend as I stayed indoors to recover from this cold that has been plaguing me since we returned from vacation on Monday.

First up is this butterfly card that I made for the current Card Concept challenge:

This card started as a piece of SSS Fog cardstock - I cut the panel from one piece and the card base from another piece. I embossed the panel using a Tim Holtz embossing folder and then painted the embossed area with a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water to give the raised areas some white shimmer. The butterflies were die cut from vellum and then coloured with some Big Brush markers before adhering them by their centres. The Altenew sentiment was stamped in some Stone ink and the card panel was mounted with fun foam to the base for even more dimension.

This card will link to:
And here is the second card:

This one is all about tulips - I started by white heat embossing a Darkroom Door stamp onto a piece of Tim Holtz watercolour paper and colouring with my Peerless paints. Once dry, I flicked the panel with some Studio Calico white mist and spritzed with some shimmer mist. I then adhered the panel to a card base. I partially die cut the front panel with a SSS circle die and added the MFT sentiment across the bottom. I will link this card to the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful cards! Wonderful takes on the inspiration photos!

  2. Two beauties! Love the way you painted the embossed parts on the 1st! Hugs, Gerrina

  3. Such lovely cards. Love the textured branches and those soft little buttterflies. So glad you could join us at The Card Concept.

  4. This is really lovely, Jill. All the tiny butterflies cut from vellum are the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for playing along at The Card Concept.

  5. Those frosty white branches are the perfect contrast to those colorful little flutterers! And I love the watercolors in your second design. Thank you for playing along at The Card Concept!

  6. Lovely cards! The flowers are so pretty and love the design on your CTD card! So happy you joined us at CTD!

  7. Wow, Jill, this is SO PRETTY! I love the design of the colorful butterflies against the crisp white! Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Concept this week!
    Take Care!

  8. Such pretty spring creations!

  9. Beautiful cards!! They are both wonderful but that first one is so pretty! Great designs!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!