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Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Butterfly Elegance - Coconut White & Lilac - Sneaky Peek!

Hello Crafters

As promised, here is sneaky peek number 2.

This is the second sample I made and, I have to be honest, it took me over 2 hours to make!
What with deciding on dies, then actually cutting them (there's a fair few!), then deciding on the colour theme and what not,.. you know the drill ha ha

I have to say, too, that I love the end result, I wish you could all see it in 'real life' as the photos just don't do it justice...

You'll probably notice that the oval frame (featuring the new stitched effect as the other frames in this collection), has the double pierced oval die as a matt, but, had I actually cut the stamp out using the dies, the piercing would be on the outside of my stamp,.. this was such a big thing for me to get right too as I didn't want the piercing of the die to spoil the stitching of my stamp (Creative Expressions love my 'particularness' (new word!) ha ha

This is quite a big card (23cm x 17cm) and there are so many layers it weighs a tonne, so, if you replicate this (happy for you to do so!), just miss out a layer or two (or stick them flat instead of using foam tape (as I do)

Here is what I used (with links to them on my www in case you 'need' them)
Coconut White Foundations Cardstock
Heather Foundations Cardstock
Sentimentally Yours Butterfly Elegance Large Oval Frame Stamp
Sentimentally Yours Butterfly Elegance Corner Sentiments Stamps 
Sentimentally Yours Graceful Butterflies & Dragonflies Paper Pad (flowers and layer)
Delicate Daisies - Complete Petals - Dies by Sue Wilson
Delicate Fronds Dies by Sue Wilson
Stitched Lattice Frames Dies by Sue Wilson (not cheap, but absolutely stunning!!)
Double Pierced Ovals Dies by Sue Wilson (my must haves)
Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Detail Embossing Powder
Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels - Iced Snow 
6mm White Pearl Strips by Creative Expressions
(As always, I only use Cosmic Shimmer dries clear PVA gluePerfect Medium pad and an anti static bag)

The Full Card

Close Up Of The Details

I hope you like this card, I will post another tomorrow evening :-)

The Butterfly Elegance Collection stamps are available on my www now :-)

Happy Crafting!

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  1. Stop teasing us! Looking forward to the new collection x

  2. Looks gorgeous Phill, love how you have assembled your card and the dies and embellishments fab X X X

  3. As gorgeous as ever Phill you are such an insperation. SueX

  4. Morning Phill, love it, looking forward to the shows.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  5. Such a pretty delicate Cate. Love it!!! X

  6. A gorgeous card Phil I love the new stamps xx

  7. Another beautiful card Phill, I love love love it great stamps xx

  8. Another beautiful card Phill, I love love love it great stamps xx

  9. Oh wow, what a stunning card. Loving it. Lol Lynne m xxx

  10. Really looking forward to your shows Phill. Love the cards.

  11. Beautiful card phill. Love the soft colours. X

  12. Another stunning card Phill, I just love pastel colours.xx

  13. Good morning Phill,
    Oh flower, this is a bonnie card from the colour scheme to the dies that you have used, i love everything about this card it's stunning. Although i don't have any other dies apart from the daisies and the fronds, it's a start,lol. Thank you for a beautiful card and oh is your butterfly set going to fly(excuse the innovertant pun)off the screen and out off your shop.
    Crafty hugs
    Norah (glenochil)

  14. Morning Phill, Wow Wow Wow !! This is stunning !! the colours are 'right up my street' and the stamping is stunning, as are the die-cuts you have used. I absolutely adore this card !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  15. Hi Phill this is a gorgeous card I love the soft colours and the stamps and dies are amazing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  16. Hi Phil, absolutely gorgeous.will be setting the record button for your shows as usual, can't wait to see the whole collection. Looks like another winning set.
    Love Jan x x

  17. Morning Phil, oh wow you really do go the whole hog on these designs dont you, and this one is just stunning I love it and the wavy sentiment. Gorgeous card so pretty but elegant to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  18. Stunning card phill I love it
    Thanks love always xxxxx

  19. What a beautiful card - well worth the 2hrs spent on it!! So looking forward to seeing the new stamps xx

  20. Hi Phill Absolutely Gorgeous card and stamps really looking forward to seeing the shows.

    my computer not showing up the detail so hope you show us this one xxxxjeanie.e

  21. Hi Phill

    This is such an elegant and beautiful card

    June x

  22. HI Phill this is one stunning card and I adore the colour you have used and your design is wonderful.

    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

  23. Stunning card, gorgeous colours, Kate x

  24. Another gorgeous card Phill. Thanks for sharing this.

  25. Fabulous, love the lattice die. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  26. Oh, this is gorgeous with your new butterfly stamps. Now you are "talking" my language. Hopefully I can find your stamps in the USA.