Thursday, 14 March 2013

Pop Butterflies

The Justrite challenge this fortnight is to make it pop. With Spring in the air, I couldn't resist the butterflies!

"Pop Butterflies"

The large butterfly is diecut from A5 card. A second piece of card is coloured and stamped and placed beneath the aperture. The two pieces of card are adhered with foam tape, and the diecut butterfly is coloured, stamped and replaced in the aperture, lifting the wings for extra dimension. A couple of stick pins are constructed with beads and glued into place to make antennae.

"Side view showing dimension"

The top butterfly is stamped onto the card and again on scrap card, cutting out the second butterfly, colouring and adhering the centre part only, lining up with the original stamped image. The wings are again lifted for added dimension. Small gems are added to the antennae and along the spine of the butterfly.

"Justrite sentiment and frame"

The sentiment and frame are stamped in black archival and heat-embossed with clear, holographic powder before cutting out with the matching die and adhering to the card with foam pads. The flowers are diecut and just the bottom edges layered onto the card with foam pads so the tops are free, can be shaped and look more realistic.

Justrite stamp set: Grand Sentiments
Technique Tuesday stamp set: Get in Gear
Spellbinders: Resplendent Rectangles
Spellbinders Die D-Lites: Flower Burst
Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac, Squeezed Lemonade
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Embossing powder: Stampendous Kaleidoscope Clear
stickpins, beads
adhesives: foam pads & tape, glossy accents

Entered for the following challenge:
Justrite Friday Challenge 92 - Make it Pop


  1. Wow - love how you've created the butterflies, such a good idea. Adore the antennae and the colours. Very very pretty :)

  2. You've certainly got lots of fresh Spring colours in there Maddy and the butterflies pop beautifully, so ticks all my boxes.

    B x

  3. Your butterflies look amazing Maddy. I love the dimension and gorgeous colours. The sentiment is so beautiful too.
    Sue xx

  4. Such cool coloring of the flowers and so clever with the butterflies! What a wonderful card!!

  5. I love your butterflies. Such a pretty card.

  6. This is beautiful I love the butterflies.

  7. GORGEOUS butterfly card and such beautiful colors!!!

  8. The colours are so very gorgeous, this card is just lovely!

  9. Beautiful Spring colors and clever design! Thanks for sharing with us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)


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