Sunday, 7 February 2016

Undulating butterfly

I started out to make a swing card with a vague idea in my head but this wasn't it. I'm not sure how this has evolved but here it is:

I wanted to make a swing card as the theme at Mrs A's butterfly challenge is U for undulating or O for over the edge. So this is undulating. It nearly tipped me over the edge. 
I cut a piece of green card to use and then promptly scored it in the wrong place. Didn't have enough of the same left so I made it into a template for next time and used white instead. Supposing I can find it, of course.
I have used a wood effect embossing folder which I bought with a voucher I was lucky enough to win here at the butterfly challenge a few weeks ago. I also bought a hessian effect folder and a small lacy one (to make up the order and not pay postage!). I thought the wood effect might help with my boys cards.
I have fiddled about with this for days but it is finally finished, as usual taking the photograph was harder. I'd lost the light by the time I'd done it.

I embossed the wood effect and then smooshed Slate ink over it and then a little pink for fun. The I added some Card-io leaves up the right hand side having stamped some ink off first. 
I used the same leaves on the centre circles and some Inky Doodles flowers. These are coloured with Pro-markers.These circles are cut out and glued on. I wasn't brave enough to stamp direct.

The reverse. Very plain with just a ribbon and knot.
The sentiment is Hobby Art.
I like swing cards as they are really very simple but look so clever. I hope you like it too. 
As well as the Butterfly Challenge, I am jumping over to Pixie's Snippets Playground with this. I have used various snippets of white card and a snippet of ribbon. 


  1. I love this Alison. What a super card. Great stamping and I love the woodgrain effect. I really like the addition of the leaves stamped down the edge. Barbxx

  2. Hi Alison,
    what a brilliant card, and very lovely design too.
    Wonderful embossing and stamping also.
    Thank you for joining the Butterfly Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. GD

  3. I'm so glad you didn't loose the will to live and finished this gorgeous design. I have cut this card shape so many times and nearly always get it wrong and have to try again. I love the woodgrain effect and like your trellis of leaves stamped up the side. You mention cardio stamps which I have as well but I have just found another company that sells these small stamps too. They are on wooden pegs 'Heyda' I think they are a german make. I bought 3 sets!!! Thankyou for fluttering by my double challenge.
    Hugs Mrs A.

    1. I'll have a look, you temptress. I really need more stamps...

  4. Love this card Alison! I've never ever made one of these, but did keep an article from a craft magazine about how to do it :)

    1. Have a go, you'll be surprised how easy it is. There are videos on You Tube, I know, there are videos of everything. Many happy hours can be wasted...

  5. Woops, didn't finish! Meant to say I do so love the bark effect too.


    Di xx

  6. This is so pretty. I love shaped card.

    Remember it's Pancake Day tomorrow. We're having a Pancake Race in the Snippets Playground.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx


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