A Cloud of Butterflies


Having spent the morning doing a bit of weeding and making my hands hurt in the process, I didn’t think I would be able to do any crafting today. Somehow I managed it and this is my second card of the day. The butterflies are a die from SSS, that I’ve had forever and not really used so it was good to dig it out. I had a piece of CS leftover from a session of making an inked background and I cut the butterflies using this piece. Then I went over them with a small amount of opal blaze polish so they shine a lot in R.L. I also made a stencil from some acetate and I inked through this with blue print sketch, to get the initial image of the butterflies. When everything was dry I added the die cut butterflies on top of the stencil part making sure that the wings were free and could be pinched up. I added the piece onto some dark blue glitter paper from Scrapbook.com and then onto the navy card front. The pops of color were added to the bodies of the insects and a few more to embellish the layer a bit more. I haven’t decided how I wish to use the card yet so have left the sentiment for now. If I do this again, I shall paper piece and colour some of the butterflies into a thicker CS layer and then add the die cuts on top so I get more dimension. That said I quite like the way this turned out and hope you do too.

10 thoughts on “A Cloud of Butterflies

    1. Thanks Lisa. I have a few more of them from the same piece but in lighter colours so I’ll be using them on something soon.


  1. I love all the sparkle! Great job on this beautiful card. Glad you got to spend some time outside doing fun stuff (gardening is definitely fun and productive), too.

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    1. Thanks – my hands are still sore, which is why I don’t help outside as much as I used to.


  2. Such a beautiful CAS card Johanna. I love the shine and that blue glitter layering panel. Your aching hands did not fail you with this card.

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