Friday, 24 May 2013

Golden Butterflies


Howdy doody everyone. Hope you are all well and being good. 
Didn't Julia have some marvellous shows? I thought that it was hilarious when she told Paul to stroke the glitter, then said "that's enough !!!" when he lingered too long.
I loved the things Julia had on the show but I didn't like the prices too much. I have only bought a couple of Spellbinders sets from C&C when they have been an absolute bargain, the rest I get elsewhere at 4 sets for £55. I nearly fainted in a shop today, selling Bitty Blossoms at £27.99 !!!
I have bought some canvases today to have a play with so watch this space for something different coming to the blog soon........or a photo of a crushed canvas in the recycle bin!

Today's card was made for Mr Duck's friend for his wife's birthday. He asked if I could make one with butterflies and I was more than happy to oblige.

The base is an A3 sheet of cream linen card cut to 8x8. I then matted this with a piece of gold linen card.
The butterfly stamp is actually a Fiskars continuous stamp that I have used flat (I don't have the tool to attach it to but I bought the stamp as it was 8 pence in a craft shop bargain bin!) Its acetate storage sheet is on the picture, in front of the card.
I stamped a piece of cream linen card with this strip stamp twice with Versamark and heat embossed with Debbi Moore's gold embossing powder. This piece of card was then cut into 3 equal sections and each was matted and layered onto cream and gold linen card. Each section was foam padded and mounted onto the base card (make sure you get them in the right order.....I speak from bitter experience!)
I took another piece of cream card and stuck a strip of red liner tape across the middle. I sprinkled this with Indigo Blu Royal Peacock gilding flakes and burnished them into the tape.
I had a spare bit of Spellbinders Fancy Lattice, which I had cut out of the gold card so I stuck the gilded strip to the card and then the piece of lattice over the top.
The sentiment was handwritten (and boy, you can tell.......shouldn't have had that pint of Creme de Menthe beforehand) with a Versamark pen and heat embossed in gold again on more cream card, matted and layered on gold and cream, then foam padded onto the base.
A cream organza bow completed the look.

Hope you like it as much as the recipient did and thanks again for popping along.


Mrs Duck (Ang) x

1 comment:

  1. A Happy Howdy Doody To you Too! LOL!

    Well you will be like the cat that got the cream!! I love your card, it would have been worth sitting up for but I did actually get some sleep last night from exhaustion sadly!( I do apologise for not staying awake for your big event! LOL!) But I got a lovely surprise this morning it is beautiful. Your blog is all looking very professional now and worth the effort. Well done! Another hurdle accomplished - onwards and upwards!

    Biggest Craftiest Hugs
    Heather xx