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Butterfly Squad creative team inspiration: Jane

Hello sweet Butterflies,

This week, Butterfly Squad member Jane stepped out of her comfort zone and made a card, with step by step especially for you! This is what she has to say about it:

Although I mostly love to create mixed media projects and art journal pages, every now and again I enjoy creating a card, not least because they are really handy to have available just in case one is needed at short notice! For this project I actually started from the sentiment as I thought it would make a lovely card to help bring a little cheer into someone’s day.

I started by cutting a piece of white stamping card into a 5 and a half inch square as I wanted it to fit onto a 6” card blank. To create a background I used the ‘Warp Grid’ large stencil and pushed my sticky embossing ink pad through parts of it before sprinkling on and heating white embossing powder to create a resist…

Next I used some distress inks in Worn Lipstick and Dusty Concord to add colour to the card, wiping the ink off the embossing using a piece of kitchen roll…

To create some extra interest I added stamping using one of the word stamps from the ‘1800’ set. To help it tone in with the rest of the card I used the same distress ink pads…

At this stage I had my main focal image in mind and knew it would need something to anchor it to the page. I decided to use the strip from the ‘Rusted Rivets’ small stencil and put crackle paste through it. This was left to dry overnight and then I added some watered down Payne’s Grey acrylic paint to highlight the area and the crackles. I then wanted some extra elements on the page to match the grey so stamped some of the numbers from ‘How shall I put it’ using a grey archival ink pad…

It was time then to stamp my focal image and sentiment. I chose one of the images from ‘Kevin and so’ along with a sentiment from ‘How shall I put it’. After being stamped I coloured Kevin using watercolour pens and added the sentiment to some cambric coloured with Payne’s Grey acrylic paint…

The background was then added to a piece of grey paper and attached to my card blank. Next Kevin was stuck in place and I used a PVA glue to add chunky glitter to his hand and the rest of the card. Once the glitter and glue had dried I put on the sentiment…

I hope you enjoyed my card project, it will be joining my little card stash for when it might be needed.

Thank you for looking and see you again soon, happy crafting!

Jane xx

Products used:

Stencils – France Papillon ‘Warp Grid large’, ‘Rusted Rivets small’

Products used:

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France Papillon stamps by Illusionary Artists: '1800', 'How shall I put it', 'Kevin and so'

France Papillon stencils: ‘Warp Grid large’, ‘Rusted Rivets small’

Decoart – Media Line Fluid Acrylic (Payne’s Grey)

Other – Versamark Ink Pad; White Embossing Powder; Distress Ink Pads (Worn Lipstick, Dusty Concord); Archival Ink Pad (Watering Can); Chunky Glitter; Grey Paper; 6” Card Blank


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