Tuesday, 5 June 2012


One of my favourite card themes is "Nature", and the gorgeous Indigo Blu stamp sets are perfect for a lovely nature card. That indigo blue is also my favourite colour is pure serendipity :-)

"Nature Card"

The stamping for the main panel is in different colours of distress inks over a blended, distress-inked background. Second and third stampings were used for extra depth.

"Butterfly with acetate wings"

Butterfly wings were stamped onto acetate using archival inks and cut out before adhering over the stamped images with a little glossy accents. Bending the acetate slightly on each side of the thorax lifts the wings and provides a narrow, flat area for the glue.

"Crackle butterfly"

The larger butterfly is stamped and coloured on thick watercolour paper before coating with rock candy crackle paint and rubbing some chipped sapphire into the cracks once dried for a lovely antique effect.


Distress markers were used to stamp the sentiment in different colours before heat embossing in clear.

"Flower stalk"

These dried sage flower stalks make a pretty embellishment with a short length of ribbon wrapped around the stems to hold them together and attach to the base card.

Indigo Blu stamp sets: Nature I, Wild Meadow, Discover Your Passion
Distress Inks, various blue & green colours
Distress Markers, various colours
Archival ink, cobalt
Enbossing powder, clear
Dried sage flower stalks
cardstock: white 300gsm, white 160gsm, black 160gsm, blue pearlised & patterned 120gsm
dark blue lace (thanks Lee!)
adhesives: glossy accents, PVA

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  1. Hi Maddy. This is absolutely stunning, I every every single beautiful detail and the colours are gorgeous.
    All the best

  2. Maddy this is such a lovely card. xxx

  3. This is stunning Maddy, the colour is gorgeous. Im glad to see that lace has come in handy. Lee x

  4. Maddy this is stunning love the layout the colours etc etc brilliant. Love Alison xxx

  5. A wonderful card in great colors.

  6. Sweet card! Thank you for joining us at Bunny Zoe's crafts ♥ Hope you will join us for our next challenge too :)


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