Welcome to my crafty blog. I’ve been playing with the new ‘butterflies and moths’ stamps designed by Cherry Green for Claritystamp. Barbara Gray did a brilliant online step by step yesterday for the monthly Moment of Clarity, and I didn’t want to put them away afterwards! I’ve used a combination of the Clarity designer paper and parchment for this card – because they are identical designs it’s easy to produce matching overlay sections.
I started with a piece of the 8×8 ‘Indian Summer’ paper and cut it to fit on a 6×6 card blank. I then masked off the wings on the butterfly stamp before inking it with black Archival, so that I just had the butterfly’s body stamped on the paper.
I then stamped the butterfly twice onto the offcut ‘Indian Summer’ paper, and repeated it onto a matching piece of the designer parchment. I used a stamping platform for this, which made it much easier to line up the paper and parchment exactly. I then fussy cut the wings and curled them using a bone folder, before first attaching the paper ones using glue.
I trimmed the parchment wings down to just have the top part, and brushed Wink of Stella over them so they have a shimmer. Once dry, I attached them to the butterflies using Perga glue
The parchment looks darker in the photo than it does in reality, and it’s difficult to capture the shimmer from the Wink of Stella. I finished the card by adding a couple of Clarity’s word stickers, as I thought this would make a good engagement or wedding card.
I’m going to share this card over at Just Add Ink, where this week’s theme is ‘just add 3D’
Here’s another view of the layered wings to finish