Fluttering by

I may be quiet, but I am being very creative at the moment and getting my head into Christmas while dealing with sunburn (yes, I’m glowing like Sellafield on a dark night) is a bit weird.  But it’s gotta be done, Christmas stamps will be released to trade next month!

Anyhow, this card has been a work in progress for a long time.  I created the stamped panel for a workshop last year using one of my all time favourite stamp sets, Breath of Spring which really is a beautiful set.  The background is the leafy flourish from the set, stamped with Adirondack dye inks and misted with lots of water.  The image is stamped with Versafine and coloured with Inktense pencils (not water blended, just dry). I then covered the butterfly with glossy accents and stamped the sentiment with Versafine.  The paper is from the Essence of Nature CD.

It has been sat in my ‘bits box’ for ages and finally got made into a card.  The twiddly bit at the bottom is from one of the Nestability pendant die borders and the pearls on it have been coloured to match the paper with Copic markers.  Click on the image for a closer view.

Right, back to those Christmas designs …


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12 thoughts on “Fluttering by

  1. Oooo I remeber this stamp from the 1st retreat, I used it on the pencil pot we made, I really must get this stamp set, I keep forgetting about then see something like this and get the A-Hah moment!
    Lovely card…but Christmas already…doesn’t bare thinking about!
    Happy Craftin

  2. That really is a beautiful card, subtle and yet intricate. Just don’t say the ‘C-word’ again for a few months, ok, at least until November!?

  3. Love the colours you have chosen Glenda. I always loved this stamp set, and that background is fabulous. I for one can’t wait for new Christmas designs 😉 Judith xx

  4. This is gorgeous Glenda, I love the colours you have used and that butterfly just “pops”.
    Christmas in June though! guess I’d better start thinking about it but really need my summer holiday first. Hope the sunburn isn’t too painful

    Hugs Jackie x

  5. I really love that background too Glenda and you are right about that stamp set, it really is stunning. Beautifully coloured butterfly and it would have been such a shame if it had languished in the bit box a moment longer.

    I agree it is a bit of a shock to think about Christmas in June but last year I left my own cards right until December and am determined not to do the same this year. I always love getting new Christmas stamps.

    Lesley Xx

  6. Beautiful card Glenda pleased you rescued it from the bits box and shared it with us. Doesn’t seem 5 minutes since last C. Hope the sunburn isn’t too painful. Love Suexxx

  7. Hi Glenda

    Lovely card – it is so elegant and I love the background. Can’t wait to see the new Christmas stamps.


  8. Hi Glenda, catching up with my favourite bloggers at last. A gorgeous card and a stunning butterfly.
    Can’t get my head around Christmas yet though. x

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