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Monday 23 April 2012

Clean and Simple Butterfly

Evening Folks
Hope you are all well.  As I am late posting this I will try and make it short and sweet.  My bed is beckoning me.
I had a little play when I got home from work and created this card using one of my new stamps that I got from Ally Pally.

The stamp is from Imagination Crafts and is one of their decoupage range of stamps.  I stamped the image onto white card and then used distress ink to add some colour.  The image was then stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder onto patterned paper.  I cut out the butterfly images and stuck them onto the main image to create some dimension.  I used coredinations for the matting and layering.  The yellow gingham paper is from Papermania and I used distress ink on the edges.  Added a couple of ribbons and flowers at the bottom.  Finished it all off with a sentiment from Craftwork Cards.  I also added some stardust stickles around the main image.
This is probably the closest I have got to clean and simple lol.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sir Stampalot - Happy Birthday
Pan Pastel - Add a flower
Love to Create - Anything goes
Pixie Dust Studio - Texting (background of the stamp contains text)

Thanks for popping by.
Take care.


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Gorgeous stamp Mags love the extra dimension you have given your card x

Doreen said...

What a fabulous stamp,love the layout of this,so pretty.xxx

Crafty and Green said...

Gorgeous Card! Love the colors you used & the design!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge!! We look forward to seeing more of your creations really soon!

Many Blessings,

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous Mags. Love the vintage feel to this.

brenda said...

A really pretty card Mags, perfect colours for the stamps and the butterflies beautifully decoupaged.

Thank you so much for joining our Birthday celebrations at Stampalot challenge and hope you will join our blog hop as we have lots of prizes to be won.

B x

Jules said...

Hi Mags

Loving the card you have posted here.

Gorgeous colours and those butterflies look amazing.

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

Unknown said...

This is lovely Mags , what a pretty stamp , I love butterflies and the colours are so gorgeous on this card well done Hugs Elaine

Kelly Lloyd said...

Mags this is wonderful... I love the colours. This card looks so expensive. STUNNING..

Hugs Kelly

Daniele said...

just loving this Mags, love the colour combo
have a lovely week

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous hun, love those butterflies and the sweet little flowers. Thanks so much for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Mags, Love the colours you have used. Saw your card on Love to Create, just had to pop and have a closer look.

Amanda Phillips said...

So light and airy. Love the color choices. Thank you for joining us over at Love to Create Challenges and we hope to see more of your work in the future.
~Amanda LTCDT

Carol Willis said...

Lovely card Mags, love the image and the layout.
Caz x

Shelby said...

So gorgeously elegant! Love it


pinky said...

Stunning card Mags, the colours are amazing! Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

Vicky said...

A really pretty card Mags, love th colours and that layout is simple but very effective

hugs Vicky x x x

Tracy said...

A Pretty creation. Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Gillian .... said...

Gorgeous work,thanks for sharing it with us at PanPastel UK.

Jackie Randolph said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! Fabulous design and colors. Thanks for playing along with us at Love to Create Challenge!

Lisa Rea said...

So pretty! Love the colors. And I soooo know what you mean about "clean and simple" - we all start out with the best intentions but out of no where, embellies "accidentally" drop on the page, ink "finds" its way on our edges, ribbons crawl out of nowhere... Ha Ha

Lisa - ScrappyDistractions.blogspot.com