Thursday, 19 May 2016
I've a couple of busy days coming up so won't be able to join in tomorrow with my usual Friday links.
Tomorrow morning is all boring stuff then we're visiting a friend and on Saturday I'm off to a workshop - hurray!
Today's card was made for Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge blog #55 A for Aperture and Apricot.
Well I began by scratching my head as I had no apricot coloured paper or ink pads.
However, I have a "never before used" Adirondak inkpad called Bellini Peach.
I swiped it all over a strip of white card then rubbed over the top with Victorian Velvet Distress ink which gave as near to an apricot colour as I could get.
I stamped an old Glenda Waterman flower randomly over the front of the card with the peach ink pad then cut an aperture using a Spellbinders die.
Next I die cut some printed acetate, given to me by my friend Jacky, for the back of the aperture and die cut an oval frame from white card to cover the workings at the back.
The oval frame and base of the butterfly were cut from the card I had previously coloured and the top of the butterfly was cut from a scrap of vellum. I attached a piece of the printed acetate with brads from my stash. I rounded one corner and put a blush on ink round the edge of the card to finish.
I would also like to join in at 613 Avenue Create # 176 - "Anything Goes"