Thursday 8 June 2017

Butterfly Two-fer

Hi Bloggers.

I have a two-fer for you today -

 I started by cutting Sue Wilson's Lace Butterfly out of the centre of a piece of Coconut White Card to create a mask. I popped 3 drops of Rich Crimson CS Intense Pigment Stain and 3 drops of Blue Violet CS Intense Pigment Stain into separate Mister Bottle with water. I misted through my mask with the Intense Pigment Stain Misters onto Watercolour Card and put aside to dry.

I misted another piece of Watercolour Card with my misters. I cut Sue's Hummingbird Stained Glass Window out of Black Card and added to my second background.

I dusted my main background with an Anti-Static Pad and edged with Clear Perfect Medium Pen using my Tim Holtz Ruler. I added CS Silver Light Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set.

I added a bow of Satin Ribbon and added a button made from UTEE left over from the One Day Special I did back in December.

I added a mat of Black and a mat of Coconut White Card and added an 8mm Black Pearl to each corner to complete my card.

Here's the second card -

Using my mask piece from the first card, I trimmed it down and matted onto Black Card and then Coconut White Card. I shaped my butterfly which was cut to create the mask and slotted it into the aperture, securing with CS Glue at the body only.

I cut Sue's Birthday Wishes Die out of Black Card and out of Coconut White Card. I glued them together, offsetting then slightly to create a shadow.

I completed my card by adding a 5mm Black Pearl to each corner.

Lisa Horton is back on Hochanda today with shows at 9am, 1pm and 5pm. There's 10% discount on products I have from the shows and from yesterday's shows till midnight tonight or while stocks last. You can find them here. Discount will be applied automatically at checkout.

Starting to feel human again now which is good as I have tons to do!

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, so glad to hear that you are feeling better. Love both cards today, the spritzed backgrounds are beautiful. Have a great day all. Bx

  2. Two great cards Julia. Glad u are starting to fell better
    Marion S x

  3. Good Morning Julia
    Glad you are feeling a little better.I always love the backgrounds to your cards, these two spritzed ones are so pretty.
    Take care Jan x

  4. Good Morning Julia. Tow beautiful card this morning and the love the effect of the background. glad your feeling better to day.... Wendy

  5. Two lovely cards, really like the background on the butterfly card.


  6. Hi Julia
    Lovely cards. Glad to hear you are on the mend.
    B xx

  7. Hi Julia,
    Two beautiful cards, love them both. Glad that you're feeling better, take things at your own pace though.
    Thanks for sharing,

  8. Love both cards glad you are feeling better
    Love June horrocks xx

  9. Morning Julia, lovely samples today, I so enjoy the stained glass window ones.

    Pleased to hear that you are getting better.

    Stay safe, heathy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  10. Morning Julia,
    Pleased to hear you are feeling better.
    Love the card, I think the butterfly is gorgeous.

  11. Hi Julia
    Nice to know you are a little better, two beautiful cards .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  12. Oh yes, I love butterflies and these cards are beautiful...thank you Julia...luv Ursula xx

  13. Hello Julia,

    Two lovely Cards. I really like how you have done the background on the first card. I like the simplicity of the second and lovely colours on both.

    I'm pleased you're feeling better.

    Best wishes

  14. Hi Julia your cards are stunning I love them both. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  15. Lovely backgrounds again. I particularly like the first card.

  16. Hi Julie

    Two great cards and I really like the second one

    June x

  17. Two more lovely cards. I think the first is my preference but, as always, the choice is difficult.


  18. Hi Julia glad to hear you are feeling better
    Two lovely cards I like the way you created the background of the first card and then cleverly used the mask for the second card why don't I think of doing things like that!!

  19. Julia you have spoilt us with two gorgeous and stunning cards.
    I love them both but the first is my favourite, those
    colours are amazing.

  20. Pleased to hear you are feeling a bit better. Two lovely cards. Thank you Julia for sharing these.

  21. Hi Julia,
    Both cards are beautiful.Love the colors and I like the way you created the background of the first card. Thanks for sharing.
    Pleased to hear you are feeling better.Take care.
    Carmen (Canada)

  22. Two lovely cards Julia. Thank you. Take care xx


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