birthday butterfly

Welcome to my crafty blog and a birthday card with lots of blue skies (we’ve got hot weather on the way here). I’ve used a combination of Claritystamp products for this one, including a newbie from the ‘grunge elements’ set that I recently bought (feeling very proud for getting it out of it’s wrapper so quickly!)

I’ve taken inspiration for this card from a couple of current challenges. The layout reflects the sketch from TGIF, and the colour scheme is from the gorgeous new palette at Color Throwdown

I started with a piece of card trimmed to fit a 5×7 card blank, and masked a diagonal at the lower end with low tack tape. I used Clarity’s clouds mask and ‘salvaged patina’ Distress Oxide with a blending brush to add clouds across the top part. I removed the masking tape and blended more of the ‘salvaged patina’ across the lower part before stamping the swirls pattern from the ‘grunge elements’ set onto it in ‘chipped sapphire’. The stamp didn’t quite cover the lower area of the card, so I added a few more swirls with the single swirl stamp from the set. Once done. I attached a strip of white card across the diagonal.

I then stamped one of the butterflies from Clarity’s ‘butterflies and moths’ set by Cherry Green onto a spare piece of white card, coloured it using magenta and green pencils from Spectrum Noir, smoothing the colours with a Pergamano blending nib, and then fussy cut it. I stamped the sentiment in ‘chipped sapphire’ onto the diagonal strip and then glued the butterfly next to it.

Thanks for dropping in. It’s a beautiful evening here, but I haven’t seen many butterflies in the garden. I clearly need to pay closer attention, so think I might just go and sit out there for a while with a glass of wine – all in the name of research obviously!

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