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Sunday, 14 August 2016

Butterfly Elegance - Very Happy Birthday

Hello Crafters,

I am thrilled to be adding my first card sample to Phill's blog!

We are currently making this card at our workshops in the Sheffield store, and I have also attached an alternative version for you!

This card is a sample using the beautiful 'Butterfly Elegance' stamp collection and the gorgeous 'Frosted Essentials' paper pads.  I have chosen the Frosted Aqua colour theme as it coordinates with the decor in the Sheffield shop! 

On this card I have used  the A5 Sentiments Stamp set to create the main sentiment, but the lovely flourish is also part of this set, making coordinating the card easy.  (I did mask off the butterfly from the flourish to keep the sentiment clear) To add more interest, the smaller butterflies are from the Butterfly Icons A6 Stamp set which I think finishes the die cut centre perfectly! 

Here is what I used (with links to the WWW if you need them) 

Bright White Foundations Card Stock
Sentimentally Yours Frosted Essentials FULL paper pad (x2 sheets  - x1 for embossed layer, x1 for layer behind die cut frame and flower die cuts)
Sentimentally Yours Frosted Essentials INSERT paper pad (x 1 sheet for the largest patterned layer)
Butterfly Dreams - A4 Embossing Folder by Sue Wilson 
Sentimentally Yours Butterfly Elegance - A5 Sentiment Stamps
Sentimentally Yours Butterfly Elegance - A6 Icons Stamps
Delicate Daisies - Complete Petals - Dies by Sue Wilson
Delicate Daisies - Open Petals - Dies by Sue Wilson
Orange Blossom Leaves - Dies by Sue Wilson
Auckland Dies by Sue Wilson 
Frosted Aqua Lustre embossing Powder - Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Range
Frosted Aqua Twinkles Glitter GluePhill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Range
Iced Snow Glitter Jewels by Cosmic Shimmer

(As always, we only use Cosmic Shimmer dries clear PVA gluePerfect Medium pad and an anti static bag)

The full card

Details close up

Alternative Version
(Using the Butterfly Elegance - Large Stitched Oval Frame and Frosted Heather colour theme)

I hope you like my first card on the blog!  I will do my best to add each card that we create at our workshops. ;-)

We have a very busy couple of weeks ahead with the Craftathon next Sunday 21st August with John Lockwood, and then we're off to the Great Create Extravaganza in Harrogate on 26th/27th August.... phew!!!

I hope to see some of you there!

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

Remember too -We are more than happy for you to replicate our cards in your own style :-)

Happy Crafting!

PS - Don't forget to 'like' Phill's Facebook page and follow him on Twitter to keep in touch, you can also find him on Pinterest and Instagram for ideas and inspiration :-)

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  1. Two really lovely cards, both beautiful.


  2. Hi Karen what wonderful cards I cant make my mind up which one I like best as they are both wonderful for your first sample.

    Hugs Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

    1. Thanks Debs. I've also put the cards some of the ladies made on Facebook! They were all different, but lovely! X

  3. Hi Karen both of your cards are gorgeous for your debut. Enjoy your evening. Hugs Jackie

  4. Roth cards are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.

  5. Morning Karen and Phill, Two gorgeous card, love them both !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  6. Beautiful cards phill love em !!!!!!! Thank you xxxxlove June Horrocks xxxxx

  7. Hi Phill
    Another two beautiful cards....love them both.
    Hugs xx

  8. Hi Karen
    Two very lovely cards, love them both thank you for sharing X X X

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  10. Hi Karen

    I love your cards, especially the first one

    June x

  11. Good Morning Martin, two beautiful cards love both your designs. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  12. Afternoon Phill and Karen, oh what super duper cards you have produced, love both of them, so varied, I would love to have a try at these.

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