Saturday, 9 May 2015
Butterflies and Dragonflies
Today I've been out crafting with a friend and had a great time.
I made eight cards like this a couple of days ago using up scraps of coloured, black, silver and gold card plus odd bits of parchment paper.
They are A6 size cards folded lengthways. I think they are rather an elegant type of card and also don't require a great deal of decoration if you are needing some quick cards. Unfortunately I don't have envelopes this size so have to make my own.
I wanted fantasy type images so used Dawn Bibby's "Woodland Butterfly" clear set which I stamped onto the parchment with a versamark ink pad and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. I coloured in the bodies with a gold gel pen and did just a little embossing on the back of the parchment.
Fussy cutting probably took more time than anything else and a few dragonflies lost their antennae! So I made them some more with craft wire. Just a little spirelli with some Twinney thread and they were almost done.