Sunday, 28 September 2014

Inky Eclectic Butterflies...


My sister was visiting me this weekend and today we had a bit of creative time - she made a gift for her friend and I made a card for a couple of challenges - the sketch from Just Add Ink and the Colour Me combination...

I just love this sketch and I couldn't resist using butterflies so I grabbed my Kinda Eclectic set and got inky...

The butterflies were stamped, punched and then I tied some gold baker's twine around the centre in a bow. I played around with the background by sponging Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay inks onto a piece of watercolour paper, followed by the dots from Kinda Eclectic with Gold Encore ink, then ran it through the Big Shot with the Mosaic embossing folder and finally swiped around the edge with Whisper White ink. The sentiment from Big News was embossed with black EP onto vellum and wrapped around the inked background panel.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Kinda Eclectic, Big News
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Versamark, Gold Encore
Paper: Watercolour, Whisper White Naturals Ivory, Bermuda Bay, Vellum
Accessories: gold baker's twine
Tools: Mosaic embossing folder, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Banners framelits

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x


  1. Great card. I love your background and like how you layered up inks stamps and embossing to create it. The bold butterflies are perfect with the bold background. Chantell JAI

  2. An absolute wow effect Amy. Lovely use of the sketch and those colours are so vibrant. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  3. What a beautiful card Amy - that background is amazing! I love how you too such a simple sketch and turned it into something quite special. Great use of this week's colours - thanks so much for playing with us over at Colour Me...! this week!

  4. I love your use of colour on this card, Amy - so vibrant. Beautiful creation! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  5. Stunning! The background is seriously amazing. Thanks for playing along to Just Add Ink - always so nice to see your creations. Louise xo

  6. You put so much work into your card and it really shows...its incredible! The background is amazing with the embossing and colouring, it really makes the butterflies pop. Gorgeous!

  7. There is so much to love about this Amy! That wonderful inky embossed background and I love how you added the sentiment in on the vellum too. Thanks for joining us at just Add Ink this week.

  8. WOW this is stunning! I really like the doubled up butterflies :)

    Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week.

    Design Team

  9. Gorgeous butterfly card! Thanks for playing at Colour Me....! this week and hope to see you in the gallery again soon!.

  10. This is a complete wow card Amy! What a fabulous background you've created and your butterflies are such standouts in the gallery. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

  11. What a fantastic card! I love the richness and texture of the background. At first I thought you must have used impasto then realised it was the embossing folder. Amazing!